Pilates, horse riding and writing in the library of a North Yorkshire Moors farm? Philippa Gregory, we kind of want to be you.
The Adventures of a Watch! Astonishment!!! Husband Hunters!!! Don’t worry, book nerds, we haven’t gone exclamation crazy (nor are we really, really excited). These are actual titles of real 18th century books. The full list by Toast is just wonderful.
“Are you a library book? Because I can’t stop checking you out.” Buzzfeed Books compiled a list of 16 perfect pickup lines for any book lover.
Flavorwire rounded up 50 excellent novels by female authors under 50.
Two very inspiring six year olds are fundraising for a new school library.
Talking of which, 10 people the library couldn’t live without. How many of these characters do you recognise?
Are women better writers than men? This infographic thinks so.
George R. R. Martin confirmed some fans have correctly guessed the ending to his epic and wildly popular Game of Thrones series. Are you one of them? What’s your theory?
Do you read dystopian fiction? This week, The Guardian’s readers weighed in on the 10 best dystopias.
Oxford Dictionaries has added dozens of new words to its online edition, including 'amazeballs', 'mansplain' and 'humblebrag'. Are you up to speed with our evolving language? Here’s a little quiz.
Would you have survived the Battle of Hogwarts?
Diamond jewellery found in a battered old trunk bought at Agatha Christie's house sale is to go under the hammer.
And the attic that inspired Jane Eyre’s ‘madwoman in the attic’ is now open for public tours (it’s just as creepy as you’d hope).
Have you found any literary gems online this week?