In Our Feeds: Draco Malfoy, William Shakespeare's first folio, reading about food & more

Brittany Sullivan  //  Apr 8, 2016

In Our Feeds: Draco Malfoy, William Shakespeare's first folio, reading about food & more

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

  • You’ll never guess which celebrity declared their love for Harry Potter on social media this week—Blake Lively! We are obsessed with her Deathly Hallows inspired manicure. (see below)
  • Wow! High-school senior Brittany Stinson was accepted into Stanford, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth and Cornell. Check out her outstanding Common Application admissions essay here.
  • Tom Felton (better known as Draco Malfoy) gives an exclusive inside look at Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Tell a friend! Here’s a heart-warming round-up of 21 quotes about friendship from books.
  • A new study from the University of Arkansas shows that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being "more creative"—they gain empathy and observation skills.
  • Eight-year-old Heidi VanSumeren tragically lost all of her books in a house fire last month. After hearing this story, children's author and illustrator Bob Shea reached out to his connections on Twitter, encouraging them to lend a helping hand. Today, Heidi has received 300+ books!
  • Valentine’s Day has already come and gone, but you can still capture the romance with this list of 13 beautifully written novels about first love.
  • A rare copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, published in 1623, has been found in the home of Mount Stuart House on the island of Bute in Scotland.
  • Coach Rob Querry in Palm Bay, Florida told his high school baseball team, “Win the season and you can come up with the name of my baby-to-be.” Spoiler alert: They won!
  • According to new research, millennial women who grew up reading Harry Potter are now shaping the literary world by impacting the market in thrillers, adult coloring books and clean eating.
  • Does reading about food in books make your mouth water? You’re not alone! There are several bloggers out there who are working to bring these literary foods to life.
  • Don’t miss this list of 34 amazing classic books, including The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.
  • Teen readers are occupying the Carnegie library in London to protest cuts. One volunteer explains, “No gym or any other facility could ever replace the wonderful Carnegie library, so we have to keep it open. We, as the people of Lambeth, will continue to occupy the building for as long as we need to because this library has to stay open to continue serving the community.”

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Apr 5, 2016 at 8:31am PDT