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How to Tuesday: How to Make a Library Safe DIY Beaded Thread Bookmark

Do you have trouble misplacing bookmarks?

Ever yearn for old-fashioned hardcover books with a ribbon or thread bookmark built right into the spine?

With this DIY you can add your own luxurious handmade bookmark to any hardcover book – even library books – without fearing the wrath of an angry librarian!

The Ben H. Winters World of Trouble Blog Tour!

 
Alas, Quirk fans. It's that time. We're saying goodbye to Hank Palace as Ben H. Winters' trilogy comes to close with World of Trouble. But, we've been trying our best to send him out in style. There's the pre-order campaign, a reverse blog tour on Ben's personal blog, an upcoming book tour, and the official blog tour for the book.
 
Man, that's a lot of tours in that sentence. Sorry.
 
Below, you can check out the dates and stops for Ben's blog tour, which kicks off today on The Book Smugglers. Be sure to bookmark these blogs, and keep an eye out for the posts! 

Meet Ian Doescher, author of The Jedi Doth Return! Book Tour 7/8—7/28

Friends, Wookiees, Star Wars fans—lend us your ears! To celebrate the release of The Jedi Doth Return, author Ian Doescher will be crisscrossing the country to meet, greet, and sign books. And he's probably coming to a town near you! Check out all the stops and details under the jump.

Happy Birthday Kafka: Win a Copy of The Meowmorphosis!

Photo via Prose, Poetry & Photographs

Happy birthday, Franz Kafka! The great author celebrates his 131th birthday today (last year, Google celebrated with this amazing illustration for his 130th), and we've decided to throw a little giveaway in his honor. 

Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of The Meowmorphosis, our lastest mashup, which takes Kafka's literary masterpiece and adds slightly more kittens. 

Good luck! 

Horrorstor, Jane Austen Cover to Cover, Hello Kitty, & More in This Month's Giveaways

Back in May, we only had one book to giveaway. Last month, we kicked it back into gear with a couple more. But this month? Get ready, book lovers. We've got a lot of books to dish out. 

Check out the list below, for our giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes! Good luck!

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Flip an Overturned Kayak

Description: Capsized Kayak

Oops.

Summer is finally here! That means no more school, more time for relaxing and more time to try out adventurous activities! One of the easiest ways to beat the heat is to try some water-related activities that will keep you cool. Going kayaking? No problem! That is until you hit turbulent waters or were daydreaming too much about how peaceful your surroundings are and next thing you know, you tip over. What do you do next? Follow these steps from The Worst Case Scenario ALMANAC: Great Outdoors to find out how to get back afloat—and stay there.

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