Staycation—book style! 

Summer is vacation season, but you don’t need a plane ticket and a passport to get away from it all! Check out our listicle of “Staycation” books set in exotic locations around the world for a last minute trip before fall hits. These reads will transport you from your couch to the glitz and glamor of Beverly Hills to mysterious cobblestone streets of Prague… minus the jet lag 😎 ✈️  

1. Rules of Summer—Joanna Philbin 

Get an inside look at the country club scene in this delicious read about navigating new friendships and summer romance in the Hamptons. Rory may be the summer errand girl for the Rules but that doesn’t mean that a certain cute member of the family isn’t interested…

2. Gossip GirlCecily von Ziegesar 

When the beautiful Serena van der Woodsen returns to New York City the whole school is talking. All Blair Waldorf knows is that there’s no freaking way Serena’s going to just waltz back into high society and steal everyone’s heart again. Get ready for some serious drama!

3. The A-List—Zoey Dean 

When Anna Percy moves to Beverly Hills to live with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year, she has no idea she’ll be diving into a life of glamorous parties and wild rumors set against a backdrop of young Hollywood.

4. Famous in Love—Rebecca Serle 

When Paige Townsen gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set in Maui, and she’s caught in a very juicy love triangle.

5.  Love, LucyApril Lindner 

While backpacking through Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her “vacation flirtation.” But just because summer is over doesn’t mean Lucy and Jesse have to be, does it?

6. WildlifeFiona Wood 

During a semester in the wilderness, sixteen year old Sib expects the tough outdoor education program and the horrors of dorm life, but friendship drama and love that gets complicated? That will take some navigating.

7. Daughter of Smoke and BoneLaini Taylor

How about a little atmospheric fantasy to change things up? Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.  And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

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Chris Pratt’s Crowdsourcing His New Facebook Header And The Results Are Ridiculous

“Ask and you shall receive” as the old biblical saying goes, but we’re not sure this is exactly what Matthew 7:7 had in mind.

Chris Pratt, yeah you know him - Owen Grady in ‘Jurassic World’, Star Lord in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Emmett in ‘The Lego Movie’ and Andy Dwyer in ‘Parks and Recreation - is on the hunt for a new Facebook Header image so he asked his fans to create one for him and the results are completely deranged.

To be fair, his guidance for prospective designers was fairly outlandish, so you can forgive his fans for getting carried away:

“I’m looking to have Peter Quill, Owen, Andy and Emmet in the mix. possibly some other fun stuff including but not limited to previous roles, my family, eagles, american flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions, anything sly stallone, bloodsport, early steven segal, anything that looks bad ass and will say, “Hey this facebookprofile is chris’s and this is what he’s all about.” maybe some raptors, or even some largemouth bass or deer or trophy elk, maybe some cool guns or rollerblades or possibly even a nascar or a steak maybe even some corndogs. don’t ask me! you decide!”

- First Zoolander 2 Trailer
- Mark Hamill’s Hilarious Autographs
- Disney Princes In Real-Life

The star will be choosing his favourite from all the entries to upload as his official Facebook header image, but these are some of the early contenders.

Head over to Chris’ official Facebook page to see more ridiculous entries.

Image credit: Facebook

The True Story of a Homeless Working Actor and Model

The True Story of a Homeless Working Actor and Model

Mark Reay is the true definition of a starving actor. Mark is a homeless working actor and model in NYC. Some people believe that working as a male model is amazing, filled with parties, free clothes and luxurious apartments. But for Mark Reay, a 56-year old model and actor, originally from New Jersey, it wasn’t all that amazing. Although the actor worked in New York City and regularly attended…

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Four Sided Rooms by Jacek Yerka 

Polish painter Jacek Yerka’s intrigue with the world of surrealism and fantasy, has designed a series of paintings of a world with four walls. In his series 4siders, a different setting is depicted in a square. Ranging from a bedroom to a bathroom or garden, Yerka surreal world creates a beautiful and crafty realm.