In Our Feeds: Literary fashion, authors’ pets, brain function and more!

Brittany Sullivan  //  Oct 18, 2013

In Our Feeds: Literary fashion, authors’ pets, brain function and more!

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

As fall temperatures settle over the city and everyone starts switching from iced to hot coffee, all of us here at Scholastic OOM have one thing on our minds, cozying up indoors with a good book! Lia even took this one step further with this list of 37 ways to proudly wear your love of books. From the Lord Voldemort tank top to some Oscar Wilde glasses necklace, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Beyond wearing your love of books, your current reading material may actually be more revealing of your inner self than you know. Alex spotted this hilarious list describing what the book you’re reading on your flight says about you. Something to think about the next time you travel!

Have you ever crushed on a character? Nadia found this article explaining once and for all why it’s okay to have an adult crush on a YA character. So if you find yourself crushing on a fictional teen, don’t worry, it’s just your inner teenager speaking out.

And we all know that behind every great book is a brilliant author, but often overlooked is the author’s best friend. Megan discovered this adorable collection of pets of great literary authors, which includes a wide variety of unique literary companions such as Earnest Hemingway’s six-toed cat and Lord Byron’s pet bear.

Unlike the days of Hemingway and Byron, computers and tablets seem to be quickly replacing old fashioned pen and paper. But, one millennial is standing up in defense of physical books in the tech age. According to this article Michael shared, e-readers may be rising in popularity, but they will never be able to capture the wonderfully distinct and musty smell of a good book. Nadia also found this useful list of 11 lessons that Jane Eyre can teach every 21st century woman about how to live well. Whether it’s in e-reader or hardback form, there’s a lot to be learned from this classic tale.

Both Emma and Kristen noticed a strong connection between books and architecture this week, from the most spectacular libraries around the world to these beautiful buildings made from books. And in the spirit of innovation, Megan shared surprising things about how brains work. Most importantly, we learned that we are more creative when we’re tired because the brain is then less capable of focusing and filtering out other information. This is great news for all of you night owls out there.

I found some creative inspiration of my own after reading this article about Samantha Lee’s deliciously adorable pop culture-inspired dishes. These incredibly detailed meals almost look too cute to eat.  Lastly, Megan struck a chord with this emotional Google ad about a man who used Google Earth to find his home. It seems that with the help of technology, almost anything is possible.

Grab a good book and have a fantastic weekend everyone!