The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 6-12, 2012

2. Jaws. The book was about a killer fish. The movie was about a killer fish that infested your dreams and kept you out of the ocean for the entirety of your 20s, and also made listening to the cello a little…creepy.

-from 5 Movies That Are Better Than the Book by Amanda Nelson

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While Facebook can seem like the home of all things Ultrasound Photos From High School People About Whom You Don’t Care Anymore, it actually does have an interesting bookish side.

-from 10 Bookish Facebook Feeds You Should Follow by Amanda Nelson

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Jane Austen
This one requires the sewing skills. Get hold of this Simplicity pattern for a historical Regency gown. Sew it up in a light blue fabric to match this portrait. Put your hair up in a curly updo (or wear a bonnet), put on some white slippers, and carry a copy of Pride and Prejudice.

Bonus points: Accept marriage proposals at your Halloween party and then change your mind the next day.

Difficulty Rating: You need skillz. WITH A Z.(Hard)

-from 5 DIY Literary Halloween Costumes by Amanda Nelson

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Vonnegut is challenged frequently. So it goes.

-from 7 Awesome Original Banned Books Trading Cards by Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Banning books = bad. Wearing books = rad. Celebrate your freedom to read with our banned books tote, socks, and notebook for just $25. br_banned_rc
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