HOW-TO: Making Literary Fortune Sticks (with Game of Thrones quotes)

When I was younger, I had a novelty tin of fortune sticks. The idea was that I could pull a fortune out of the jar when I needed one. They were a fun idea, and it gave me the inspiration I needed to customize a set for myself. Soon, I had a set of book quote themed sticks, supportive quotes, Spanish/English vocabulary, jokes, Reasons Why I Love You, and started making them as gifts for friends, too! They are super easy to make, and are a cute handmade gift for friends and family over the holidays, or for yourself!

What You’ll Need:

Mason Jar, or container of choice

Crafting Sticks, or popsicle sticks

A really great pen,

And a supply of quotes, sayings, jokes, lyrics, reminders, vocabulary words, etc. — this project is great for anything! Continue reading

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Litsy: an app for bibliophiles

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Todd Lawton and Jeff LeBlanc, the cofounders of Out of Print, have launched an app that brings together books and social media.

Out of Print, an established literary themed apparel company, brings consumers wearable works of literature, offering men, women and childrens clothing as well as accessories and gifts. Purchases made to Out of Print help to “promote literacy in underserved communities: each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. It also supports the authors, publishers and artists who made these iconic works an integral part of our lives.”

“We see Litsy as an extension of Out of Print’s mission to get people talking about books and starting conversations,” Lawton said. Litsy exists as a sort of amalgam of the current giants of social media, combining elements of Instaram, Twitter and Goodreads into a one-stop-shop for everything book-ish. “What we wanted to do was take the best, the most fun aspects of other social media platforms and back it with an amazing book database.” Continue reading