Blog 55: Artists and Authors.

You might not think that authors are often artists too, but it seems to be true that creative people like to explore lots of different creative avenues even if their efforts are purely for pleasure and never taken seriously. With the recent opening of the British Library’s ‘Harry Potter – A History Of Magic’, I was surprised to stumble across blogs and articles claiming that J.K. Rowling herself has drawn pictures of her characters, though it is unclear as to whether or not any of these drawings are actually on display at the British Library. But if you’re dying to have a look at Rowling’s artwork, you should be able to find her drawings with a quick google search or a visit to her Harry Potter website Pottermore. read more »

Blog 39: The Evolution of Fiction Writing

‘Once Upon A Time’ to ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive’. How and why did story writing change so much? And what can we learn from it?

Traditionally, word of mouth was the only way to communicate and share stories, but with the advent of writing implements and machines, stories were recorded and eventually, mass produced. Paperbacks and hardbacks adorn our bookshelves today and it is as simple and easy as going to the supermarket to pick up your next novel. We don’t even have to leave the house anymore; the rise of electronic books and portable tablets has given the modern world instant access to billions of stories with just a single touch, and I’m sure stories and technology will continue to evolve in ways we can barely imagine today.

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Blog 16: Ten Bookish Things for Bookish People!

Are you a book-lover or know a book-lover? Then here are ten bookish related things just for you, ranging from quirky hotels to delicious cake, this is a list of some of the bookish things you can find online today!

1] Book and Bed Tokyo is a bookstore/library themed capsule hotel. The hotel can sleep up to twelve guests in small compartments built into the bookshelves, and a further eighteen guests in similar compartments outside of the reading area. More like a hostel than a hotel, these unique and inexpensive reading nooks are all about relaxing with a good book before settling down to sleep. Even though none of the books are for sale, they are free to be read by guests and the hotel is ebook friendly with free wi-fi. book and bed

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