Bibliophile Birthday: Illustrator Rene Bull (1872 – 1942)

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Born on December 11, 1872, Rene Bull started his artistic career as a political cartoonist and sketch artist. He later turned his talents to illustration, creating richly detailed art for “The Arabian Nights” (1912), “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1913), and other children’s titles. Remembering his lush imagery on his birthday, here are some of my favorite Rene Bull artworks.

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Devouring Good Books…On National Cake Decorating Day

It’s National Cake Decorating Day!

Seriously, there’s a calendar event for this. So, HEY!  It’s the perfect day to serve up these delectable images of literature-themed cake!

Raise your forks and tip your hats to the awesome friends and family who KNEW these particular cakes were PERFECT for their dedicated reader! (and go ahead and bend the knee to the amazing cake artists who created these masterpieces!)

Harry Potter Cake (via

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Hobbit Home in the Shire Cake (via imgur)

cake hobbit shire

Eye of Sauron Cake (via

cake eye sauron lotr

Narnia Birthday Cake (via Cake Wrecks)

cake narnia

Game of Thrones Cake (via

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A Map of Middle Earth Cake (via groovycraftchick)

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Jane Austen Cake (via sprinklebakes)

cake jane austen

Lord of the Rings – Minas Tirith Cake  (via

cake LOTR Minas Tirith

Hogwarts Cake (via

"Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix" Premiere

The Hunger Games Cake (via

cake the hunger games

Effie Trinket Cupcakes (via

cake hunger games effie trinket cupcakes

Where the Wild things Are Cake (via

cake where wild things are

Alice in Wonderland Cake (via zentertainment)

cake alice wonderland

Wizard of Oz Cake (via

cake wizard of oz

And last, but not least…. BOOM!

Moby Dick Cake (via tumblr)

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