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  1. This Is Your Brain On Hogwarts: Researchers Study How Reading Harry Potter Affects Neural Activity

    Most Muggles only use 10% of their brain?

    In research published last Wednesday in PLoS One, scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have revealed they can predict with an impressive 74% accuracy the neural pattern that will be produced by reading specific passages in The Sorcerer's Stone.

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  2. This Little Girl Loves Books SO MUCH. Let’s All Love Books With Her.

    Little girls slayin'

    Holy cow, eight-year-old Madison from Cleveland really loves books. Let her win you over in the first ten seconds and then blow your mind at 1:30 and 2:15. Madison 2016. Madison forever.

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  3. Pizza Hut Has Introduced A BOOK IT Alumni Program For Adults

    MOUNTAIN DEW AND BREADSTICKS ON ME!

    Pizza Hut is celebrating 30 years of their "BOOK IT" program. WHAT? Crazy, I know. But that means those of us who remember it fondly get a free pizza. AND YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO READ ANY BOOKS! Wait...I actually liked that part!

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  4. Survey Shows Millennials Read Just As Much Or More Than Older Adults

    Thanks, LeVar!

    FELLOWLENNIALS! Look up from your Twittering and rejoice: the PEW Research Center believes our generation has the same healthy love of reading as our ancestors. Heck, we even use the library!

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  5. Singapore Library Destroying LGBT-Friendly Childrens Books At Homophobe’s Request

    Sir, I believe you are overdue.

    In spite of protests and petitions from over four thousand concerned patrons, the Singapore National Library Board is moving ahead on plans to pulp three picture-books that depict non-traditional families--all at the urging of a single bigot.

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  6. You Only Have Three Hours Left to Prove You’re Not a Horrible Person By Donating to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

    Didn't donate? You monster! Do you hate joy?

    The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter has seen some good times: Smashing through its $1 million goal in less than a day, which caused LeVar Burton to break down in tears. Getting some cool Star Trek and Veronica Mars-related rewards. Seth MacFarlane doing a thing you actually like: promising to donate $1 million of his own if the campaign makes it to $5 million, which, oh yeah, it already did. And now you have mere hours left to donate, so get to it!

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  7. Judy Blume Has A Reminder For All Of Us: Read Whatever You Want

    Are you there, God? It's me, the voice of reason.

    The woman who taught me about boobs, boys and periods shared sage words earlier this month on the value of books and the ability of children to "self-censor" themselves when reading mature material. If my third-grade experience of the masturbation scene in Deenie is any indication, the Grand Dame of YA is absolutely right.

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  8. City Shuts Down Free Library Built By Nine-Year-Old

    Someone call Leslie Knope immediately.

    Just look at this picture. Look at this little boy and his little home-made library and the great big potential for learning and imagination it contains.

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  9. Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Breaks $1 Million In A Day, LeVar Burton Breaks Down In Tears [VIDEO]

    Awwwwww

    LeVar Burton blew the internet away yesterday when he published a Kickstarter for a relaunched Reading Rainbow. And then the internet blew LeVar Burton away and gave him $1 million in 11 hours. Grab some tissues and watch his reaction. For the record, it's currently sitting around $1.8 million. Hooray!! (via Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  10. Guys, LeVar Burton Needs Our Help Bringing Reading Rainbow Back [VIDEO]

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    May 28th, 2014: Birds are singing, the sun is shining, and there's a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow back. Its new incarnation won't be the same as it was before Satan reached up from Hell and cancelled it in 2009. Instead of a half-hour TV show, it'll be a series of video field trips and interactive kids books better suited to today's digitally connected world. LeVar Burton explains it all in the vid above, but here are some highlights: Part of the money raised will go toward making the new Reading Rainbow free for cash-strapped schools. That Star Trek pun. A completely accurate representation of what it would be like to meet Burton IRL. And the a special cameo at the end. But you don't have to take my word for it. Watch the whole thing yourself. After all, you don't want to disappoint LeVar Burton, do you? Because we know from Community that that's the worst feeling in the world. (via: Geekosystem) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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