The Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 30-April 5, 2013

The most popular posts from the week that was…

1. The New York Public Library: This particularly stunning recreation features the front of the building, interior, and the entire grounds. Check out the full gallery here.

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from Ten of the Most Beautiful Libraries Ever Built (In Minecraft) by Eric Smith


BookLikes– this looks like the closest thing to the Goodreads experience that I could find. It uses the “shelves” system like GR, there’s star ratings, reviews, a personal timeline-type activity feed, heavy social aspect. When you sign up, you’re actually creating a kind of mini-blog (so it’s Allows you to connect your affiliate links to your newly created blog-type-page.

from 12 Alternatives to Goodreads by Amanda Nelson


There’s a well-known joke about how the WB and Disney Princes and Mr. Darcy have ruined anyone who wants to meet the man of their dreams. We’ve been set up with unrealistic expectations; how are we supposed to get past DARCY?

from Robert Jordan is the Reason That I’m Single by Preeti Chhibber


After staring at the blank screen for 5 minutes trying to make a sigil for my own house, I gave up and made one for the Gilmore Girls because REASONS. And that was way more fun then trying to make my own.

Several sigil-addicted hours later, I had 900 different pop-culture and literary family sigils clogging up space on my desktop. So I present to you, dear readers, 7 Game of Thrones House Sigils for Literary Characters:

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from GAME OF THRONES House Sigils for Literary Characters by Ali Colluccio


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