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  • November 17, 2014
    Inventor, writer and publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure series, R.A. Montgomery died on November 9th at the age of 78. Montgomery was best known for making reading fun for millions of young readers, myself included. I remember choosing so many adventures growing up. ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2014
    This is Dyslexie, a font designed by dyslexic Christian Boer to help people suffering from the same condition be able to read easier. And being able to read easy, as I'm sure you're all aware, is an important life skill to have. But being able to do long division without a ca... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2014
    After numerous tests, scientists have confirmed a copy of French writer Arsene Houssaye's "Des destinees de l'ame" was bound with human skin. *eying picture* Nice skin too -- no moles or beauty marks. You think that was back or buttcheek? It's definitely not chest because ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2014
    This is an emotional, minute-long video of LeVar Burton responding to the news that the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter reached it's $1-million funding goal in less than a day. Currently, the campaign has collected $1,854,000, with 34 days remaining. Clearly people care about chi... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow just launched a Kickstarter campaign to "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere" by putting the show on the web, creating specialized classroom versions, and delivering it free to schools in need. Did you know 1 out of 4 America... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2014
    This is the Bibliochaise from Nobody & Co. It's a chair that can hold up to 300 books or even more nudey magazines. You have to email them for the price though which means it's gonna be ungodly expensive. Anybody here a carpenter? "I am." YES -- please tell me your name is... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2014
    This is a series of super heroines/villains on the covers of fictional romance novels (plus one Sweet Valley High knockoff) as imagined by artist Tony Fleecs. It's a great idea. You think there isn't a giant market for erotic superhero fan fiction? I could write four lines a... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is the papier-mâché book sculpture of Smaug tearing himself out of the pages of 'The Hobbit' made by DeviantARTist FarTooManyIdeas. You know, books are one of the few things that still make adults utilize their imaginations. Also, staring at a fire. I can literally star... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2013
    Ever wonder how many deaths there have been in George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Fire and Ice' series so far? This many. After a quick count I estimate over ten. "There are way more than ten." It was a very quick count. Thanks to Pillowfight (you know I'm down!) and Greg, wh... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is the Reading Net designed by Spanish creative studio Playoffice. Of course I'm not sure how much credit Playoffice actually deserves. It's not like they invented nets, they just came up with the idea of hanging them in home libraries to give your kids a place to hang o... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2013
    This is a series by illustrator and graphic designer Jeca Martinez reimagining all the Harry Potter book covers as minimalistic animated GIFs. My favorite is the Prisoner of Azkaban. What's yours? Just kidding, I don't care. Yes I do. I just say things like that to protect... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    Remember Joey Spiotto's first series of video game inspired Little Golden Books? Well he's back with three more -- this time Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption and Half-Life. I would read them. I would read them and I would chew the corners just like I did with real Little Gol... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    This is the $1,050 DNA Bookcase made by Milano Furniture. It's six feet of spiraling shelves shaped like a double helix so you can arrange your books to look like little genome sequences. No lie, I have a friend who used to be a personal assistant for this rich lady and one d... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2013
    This is an advertisement for the recent Wolverine movie that somebody who doesn't get paid enough applied to the side of a bus. I don't know about you, but I would actually watch Worinelve starring Human Gh Jac. And to the worker's credit, it's easy to recognize the mistake f... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2013
    To celebrate the start of its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set up and knocked down this domino maze consisting of 2,131 retired books. Wait -- books get to retire? Why would a book need to retire? "Boogers between the pages." Sick! Hit the jump f... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is a series of the original Star Wars movies imagined as the covers of pulp fiction novels by artist Timothy Anderson (of Star Wars as spaghetti western posters fame). I would read them. I mean, if I could read. I can't though, so I'll just have to make up my own storie... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is shot from some bookstore that decided to pay an employee to stack a bunch of Hobbit/LOTR boxed sets into Barad-Dûr. It kind of looks like a safety hazard to me though, which is why I have every intention of pulling one from the bottom of the tower, getting buried under... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    Note: Uncut and full-res version HERE. Link to INTERACTIVE chart at bottom of page. Can't decide which title on NPR's reader's choice top 100 sci-fi novels to pick up next? Any of them, JUST READ A F***ING BOOK. No lie, I remember one of my younger cousins used to have on h... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2011
    Where was I in '72? Not even born yet, let alone staring at a bunch of jungle bush! Playboy has just announced the roll-out (like Transformers! NOT like fruit snacks -- those roll up. Plus some gush!) of iPlayboy, a subscription service optimized for iPad viewing that grants... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    Somebody took the time to write the entire first chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' on the wall of a bathroom stall. There's no way anybody could read that top part without standing up and shitting on the floor aside, who the hell does something like this? "So... / Continue →