The anti-spoiler alert: How not to ruin a book for others

Where RIF meets GIF. Plus, Mississippi finally ratifies abolition of slavery—thanks to ‘Lincoln,’ grammar lessons from professional athletes’ tweets, what the ‘Harlem Shake’ teaches us about consumer relations, brand names overseas, and more.

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Reading is fundamental—that much we learned as children from RIF. The same can’t be said of explaining a book to someone who has yet to read it without ruining the story or plot twist. Turns out, where RIF left off, our good friend GIF picks up.

It didn’t take anyone to spoil the plot or ending to “Lincoln.” In fact, The Atlantic Wire recounts how the Oscar-nominated film actually inspired further research by one moviegoer that helped Mississippi finally ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

While a trip through the history books proved beneficial to the “Magnolia State,” Book Riot outlines 10 things we probably never learned about various authors and books that we were supposed to have read in high school.

Meanwhile, second-graders got a lesson in writing and grammar reading the tweets of professional athletes. (via Deadspin)

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