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Some other studio should do the Antz/A Bug's Life thing and release The Dingbats Movie at the same time.
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CaffieneKitty
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Augh! Pun!

I might actually watch the Dingbats movie. The Emoji Movie is... not for me. (Now if it was the Emoticons movie... ;-D)
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Some other studio should do the Antz/A Bug's Life thing and release The Dingbats Movie at the same time.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Because Of Course

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Picture Shows: MARTIN FREEMAN as John Watson and BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as Sherlock Holmes

Picture Shows: MARTIN FREEMAN as John Watson and BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as Sherlock Holmes

The researchers at Ancestry.com have found that Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC/PBS show Sherlock, is (rather distantly) related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the original writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. They reportedly share a common ancestor in John of Gaunt, who is Conan Doyle’s 15th great-grandfather, Cumberbatch’s 17th great-grandfather, and also a character in Shakespeare’s Richard II–because that’s just how Benedict Cumberbatch’s life goes.

This common ancestor would make Conan Doyle and Cumberbatch 16th cousins, twice removed. The team at Ancestry.com said that no one specifically asked them to look into a possible connection, but spokesman Dallin Hatch said the team loves both Sherlock and historical puzzles. “Making family history connections is similar to piecing together a mysterious puzzle,” said Lisa Elzey, a family historian at Ancestry.com, “one that the great Sherlock Holmes himself would be intrigued to solve.”

As io9 points out, the timing of this reveal is somewhat convenient, since Sherlock kicks off its fourth season on PBS on January 1, 2017. Season 4 promises plenty of changes for Watson and Holmes, with a new baby for Watson and Mary and a new villain named Culverton Smith. In a recent interview, co-creator Mark Gatiss said, “It creates a different dynamic. Now I must stress, although we have a lot of fun with it, it doesn’t mean that Sherlock has become Two Men, a Woman and a Baby. But we do have fun with it, because there’s fun to be had.”

As much fun as researching Benedict Cumberbatch’s ancestors, though?

(Via Associated Press, image via BBC and WGBH)

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9 Tips for Squeezing More Reading Time Out of Your Day

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Don't let Your Year in Books end with a whimper. It's not too late to say goodbye to 2016 the right way: with a pile of books (and probably a hot beverage). In an effort to read more and, for some of us, to complete our 2016 Reading Challenge, we turned to—who else?—our wonderful Goodreads community.



We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What are some tips for reading more? See what could work for you…and then get back to your books!




1. "Cut off all outside distractions. If your phone dies, let it die. Don't plug anything in until you're finished with your book. And get cozy. Make yourself a hot tea or hot chocolate and throw on some flannel pajamas." (Lacie)



2. "Stack the deck in your favor! Have a bunch of short books you've been meaning to get to? Put them on the top of your list." (Melinda) *See 25 of our favorite books under 200 pages.*



3. "Listen to audiobooks every second you can't actually be reading. Commuting, cleaning, and laundry would be wasted time without the ability to listen to a good book." (Denise) *See 20 of our favorite audiobooks for every type of reader.*



4. "Get up early to read for at least an hour and then read for at least an hour at night." (Rae)



5. "Call in sick for a 'me day.'" (Jainell)



6. "Find sneaky ways to read more at unexpected times. I read when I'm blow drying my hair!" (Joanna)



7. "Always have a book with you. If you're waiting in a long line at the supermarket, whip it out!" (Grace)



8. "Start reading a book or comic book series with 5+ books. You'll get hooked and won't want to stop reading." (Sally) *See 24 of our favorite addictive series for teens.*



9. "Mix up genres and book lengths. Never get bored!" (Mark)






And for those who are really serious about reading more, there's this tip from Justine:


"Quit your job and send the husband and kids out of town. Recruit some cats, stockpile tea, and get to it!"



Do you have a secret reading tip? Share it with us in the comments!
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