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Toddler accidentally tears library book, writes cutest apology ever

| blog, L&B World, Weird | August 18, 2015

Kid's very cute apology to library for ripping book Source: Facebook
N’aww (Picture: Facebook)

It’s always encouraging to see a youngster with their head in a book, completely absorbed by the escapism offered by a fantasy world.

But one young boy in Canada penned an adorable apology note to his library, after his bookworm habits got the better of him – meaning that he fell asleep while reading and accidentally tore a page.

The boy, known only as Jackson, wrote: ‘I am sorry that a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when I fell asleep reading, it won’t happen again.

‘I’m sorry.

‘From Jackson’.

Describing the adorable note, Toronto Public Library wrote: ‘Found in the book drop @ Main Street branch. Here’s to many more nights falling asleep with… Read the full story

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Happy Bloomsday! Here’s what it means for fans of James Joyce

| blog, Dublin, L&B World, World | June 16, 2015

James Joyce (Picture: AP)
James Joyce (Picture: AP)

Happy #Bloomsday to you!

Not sure what we mean?

Well, it’s a day to celebrate the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce, who’s probably best known for writing Ulysses.

The book tells the story of a day in the life of protagonist Leopold Bloom as he walks through Dublin and a whole load of strange events happen.

But it all happens on June 16 1904  which also happens to be the date that James Joyce first cemented his relationship with wife Nora Barnacle.

The iconic novel, which began being serialised in 1918, has been previously described as a ‘flow of consciousness’ – which seems like a totally appropriate description for the book’s often rambling and unpredictable structure.

But despite… Read the full story

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Happy Bloomsday! Here’s what it means for fans of James Joyce

| blog, Dublin, L&B World, World | June 16, 2015

James Joyce (Picture: AP)
James Joyce (Picture: AP)

Happy #Bloomsday to you!

Not sure what we mean?

Well, it’s a day to celebrate the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce, who’s probably best known for writing Ulysses.

The book tells the story of a day in the life of protagonist Leopold Bloom as he walks through Dublin and a whole load of strange events happen.

But it all happens on June 16 1904  which also happens to be the date that James Joyce first cemented his relationship with wife Nora Barnacle.

The iconic novel, which began being serialised in 1918, has been previously described as a ‘flow of consciousness’ – which seems like a totally appropriate description for the book’s often rambling and unpredictable structure.

But despite… Read the full story

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Creepy medieval manuscript includes a picture drawn by the devil, according to legend

| blog, L&B World, Sweden, World | May 12, 2015

Creepy (Picture: Getty)
Creepy (Picture: Getty)

DON’T LOOK AT IT! Some people think that this book contains a drawing by Lucifer himself, and happens to be cursed.

The Codex Gigas, which is the largest medieval manuscript in the world, is nine inches thick and 36 inches tall.

But it’s shrouded in mystery as a result of an eerie image of the devil contained within, leading many to believe that the book was written under eerie circumstances.

SPOOKY.

Legend has it that the book was created when a monk from the Middle Ages was due to be bricked up, after he broke monastic vows.

But in order to avoid the punishment, he promised to write a book containing all human knowledge in a single night.

However, as midnight approached, he turned to the devil… Read the full story

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