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TLBSPEDIA: VLADIMIR NABOKOV

 

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Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 23 1899, one of Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov and Helene Rukavishnikov Nabokov’s five children. Nabokov’s parents were wealthy and encouraged him to develop his imagination. He studied languages, mathematics, puzzles, and games, including chess, soccer, and boxing. He was educated by private tutors and read English before he read Russian. He entered Prince Tenishev School in St. Petersburg at age eleven. Interested in butterflies his entire life, he became a recognized authority on the subject while still young. Nabokov began writing poems when he was thirteen years old and, as he described it, “the numb fury of verse making first came over me.” His first book of poetry was published in 1914.

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BOOK TIP: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (J. K. ROWLING)

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The book is about Harry Potter, who has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

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50 THINGS A GEEK SHOULD KNOW

Here you can see a cool infographic with things that every geek should know.

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COOL PRODUCTS FOR BOOK LOVERS 2

Here you can see some cool gifts for book lovers:

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TLBSPEDIA: PULITZER PRIZE

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In the latter years of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer stood out as the very embodiment of American journalism. Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles, and a visionary who richly endowed his profession.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HOGWARTS STAFF

Here you can see a cool infographic showing the members of the Hogwarts staff in Harry Potter’s books and movies.

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QUOTES BY ANAÏS NIN

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Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an essayist and memoirist born in France. She wrote journals, novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. Today she is regarded as one of the leading female writers of the 20th century and a source of inspiration for women challenging conventionally defined gender roles. Here are some of her best quotes:

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

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QUOTES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Here are some of his best quotes:

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

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FICTIONAL DRUGS IN MOVIES AND BOOKS

Here you can see a cool infographic that shows the famous fictional drugs in books and movies.

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