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It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrived just when things are really getting interesting.

As this year comes to a close I thought I'd share some of the books I read over the last year, and some of the books I am looking forward to reading (or finishing) in 2014. If you're looking for some good reading in the new year, maybe this will help. (For The Love of Books)

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Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict..I use the diagram a lot for teaching plot structure; this is a great breakdown of the chart.

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10 Reasons Why Books Are Way Better Than Boys

Unfortunately, I am also the shoe buying woman. SHOES AND BOOKS!

Love is oh so pleasant so why show your love to the one who stole your heart? Tell them right now, "I love you," while giving the warmest hug. Send a text that expresses how you can't wait to be reunited later. It's very simple to practice DIY Love.

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Eat Like Jane Austen: Brown Butter Bread Pudding Tarts Recipe

Jane Austen: Brown Butter Bread Pudding Tarts #Austenism #Funinthekitchen

'It was the drop of a match. I did not see that we were surrounded by tinder until I felt it burst into flames' Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

what a great find for a ceremony locale! this is the library on the second floor of the Brooklyn Historical Society. thanks to @Style Me Pretty for sharing it today!

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The Best Science-Fiction Authors

trendgraphy: Fahrenheit 415 cover by Mattew Owen. [aahhh my favorite book. I love collecting edition covers.]

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21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

The Color Purple by Alice Walker | 21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

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Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay Is Discovered

Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay Is Discovered - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/books/harlem-renaissance-novel-by-claude-mckay-is-discovered.html

the Guardianfrom the Guardian

Literary breakfasts: orders, please

#Breakfasts| http://breakybreakfastsjany.blogspot.com

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Will “Vera” Be the Literary World’s “Normcore”?

POP KÜLTÜR'ÜN ŞIK YAZARLARI ŞORTLARI İLE KEYİF YAPARSA ( 14 Pic ) #VladimirNabokov #VeraNabokov #literature #edebiyat

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The British Library Unveils a New Show Devoted to Gothic Literature

Dave McKean has designed this image to promote an exhibit Ndevoted to Gothic Literature. The image is inspired by Frankenstein, Dracula and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and brilliantly captures the drama and intensity of the Gothic imagination.

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Peter Rabbit to feature on 50p coin to mark Beatrix Potter anniversary, Royal Mint announces

The anthropomorphic vegetable thief will feature on a silver 50p released to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth in 1866

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Aisha Tyler to host PEN Awards with appearance by Amy Poehler

The PEN literary awards celebrate many things: People who write under threat of danger, West Coast authors of outstanding books, significant screenwriters and longtime literary figures. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel each fall, the annual awards ceremony is the most glamorous of Los Angeles' literary events.