9.10 – The Friday Five – Bright’s top cultural finds this week

1. Exhilarating Photos Capture the Pleasures of Classic Children’s Books

Photographer Ellen Cantor captures the excitement and adventure of classic children’s books through the illusion of multiple exposures. Her photographs, inspired by the books she read as a child, blur end pages, illustrations and text to create the sensation of beautiful movement.

2. 15 Fantastic Books By Women To Read This Fall

As if you needed another reason to head to the bookstore, The Huffington Post has compiled a list of must-read books by fabulous female authors. The titles – which have all been newly released this fall season – include hysterical memoirs, quirky fiction and gripping non-fiction.

3. Can You Guess The Book From These Terrible Drawings?

Here at Bright we’re used to looking at gorgeous artwork all day, so it was a funny change of pace to accept this challenge posed by Buzzfeed. Can you guess which titles align with these truly terrible illustrations?

4. Svetlana Alexievich, Belarussian Voice of Survivors, Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature this week, making her the 14th woman in history to win the literature prize. The New York Times has a lovely discussion of her life and the sweeping narrative style of her non-fiction prose.

5. Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It’s everything you want it to be and more. Get your first peek at the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, based on the wacky novel of the same name.