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    MyBOOKmark: A Reader’s Paradise

    All images via myBOOKmark's Facebook page. Being Ukranian, I get very proud each time my country demonstrates its creativity and passion for beauty with innovative ideas. Today I was casually browsing my social media when I found this unbelievably amazing brand from Ukraine: myBOOKmark. Oksany Mysnyk and the girls have the most creative bookmarks I’ve seen in a long, long time. As a book lover, I think…

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    How Words and I Met

    Whenever I think about how I discovered my passion for writing, I know it always comes down to the day that my parents gave me my first fairy tale book. I remember being so absorbed in reading the stories and wondering if I could write my own in the future. With this in mind, I started to write stories everyday in a notebook.…

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    Does the Dog Die?

    I have a record of picking terrible movies to watch on airplanes. I once chose Marley & Me to watch on a long flight and extraordinarily embarrassed myself by hysterically ugly-sobbing the entire flight. If I had known the movie was sad, I would not have watched it in such a public, confined space. Who even allowed that movie to be…

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    Take a Walk on the Nerdy Side at Comic-Con

    There’s a stigma in our culture of Comic-Con being extremely nerdy. I mean, we’ve seen stereotypical nerds in movies and television (The Big Bang Theory, anyone?), and when we hear the term “nerdy,” that’s what we associate it with. Well, not anymore. Comic-Con has evolved and isn’t even solely comics anymore. It now includes movie franchises, television shows, graphic novels, web series, manga,…

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    To: My Valentine ♥

    Happy Valentine’s Day, dearest readers! There’s not much to say about this commercialized mush-fest that  hasn’t already been said, so I’ll leave you all with the top 3 quotes about love that I — in all my 22 years of infinite wisdom and experience — have determined to be The Best. When I say The Best, I mean that these…

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    #LittleWomenReadAlong

    Youtubers Claire (ReadingBukowski) and Lesley (WordsofaReader) have come together to host a Little Women Read-Along this December (which has officially arrived)! They will be going through both Little Women and Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott, and they are asking everyone else to join them. Rather than having set dates to have sections read by, they are simply asking that you join the online discussion while you…

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    For When You Have ‘Nothing Much to Do’

    A recent YouTube fad has been repurposing classic literature into modern day vlogs with the characters leading the viewer through the well-known story (in my opinion, a huge leap forward from inane, often dangerous challenges). While I could easily give you a list of web series that are certainly worth a watch (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The New Adventures of Peter and…

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    Introducing: LP

    Hello, Germs! Today I bring you an artist near and dear to my heart that needs to be shared with all of you lovely people! If you’ve ever doubted the power of Twitter exposure, think again. It was about a year and a half ago that someone I followed on Twitter shared an amazing video of singer-songwriter LP performing one…

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    Blake Lively’s ‘Preserve’ Is a Glorified Etsy Favorites Shop — But I Love It

    Once in a while, a new website is launched that almost immediately becomes a staple on your bookmark bar. Germ, Refinery29, and now Preserve.us. Blake Lively, alum of Gossip Girl and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, has created a lifestyle company called Preserve, part e-commerce (highlighting handmade products from all over the country), part magazine (currently on its summer…