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PAINT THE TOWN READ: Looking for Alibrandi

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When I first got the idea for Paint the Town Read, I was eager to travel overseas to places I’d only read about in books. Since I live in Australia and most travel overseas can be pretty expensive, I decided to start local.

I went on a weekend trip to Sydney at the beginning of July and reread Looking for Alibrandi on the flight down, ready to take notes on the locations so I could visit them.…

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Introducing PAINT THE TOWN READ

IMG_4190Remember a little while ago when I told you I had a project I was really excited about? THIS IS IT.

This all started with some literary wanderlust. I was reading The White Queen by Philippa Gregory and wanted to see the Château de Lusignan (the house Melusina is said to have built for her husband). I started paying more attention to where books were set, taking note of interesting and beautiful…

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Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.

Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.

(Source: eonline.com, via starparticles)

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artemisfowlstolemysoul:

Being a nice person is so fun

Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it

Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets

There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.

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lacigreen:

i can’t tell you how many times i’ve spoken up about harassment only to be told to “learn to take a compliment”.  
since when do “compliments” intrude on my space?  what kind of “compliment” makes a person feel unsafe or threatened?
harassment isn’t a compliment.  know the difference.

lacigreen:

i can’t tell you how many times i’ve spoken up about harassment only to be told to “learn to take a compliment”.  

since when do “compliments” intrude on my space?  what kind of “compliment” makes a person feel unsafe or threatened?

harassment isn’t a compliment.  know the difference.

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