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Literary Fashions for Serious Book Nerds

If referencing maps and book covers is too oblique for you, why not wear the entire text of your favorite novel on your shirt? No one around you will ever be bored again. <<Genius! And awesome!!

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21 Reasons Why Jane Eyre Is The Most Revolutionary Literary Heroine Of All Time

21 Reasons Why Jane Eyre Is The Most Revolutionary Literary Heroine Of All Time. #reading #books #janeeyre

from the Guardian

Books by earliest women writers in English on display together for first time

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Diary of a somebody: could I solve the mystery of 148 lost notebooks?

I discovered two new facts about Laura. The first is that my 148 diaries represent only about one eighth of the total number of volumes Laura wrote. It turns out that I don’t have a single complete year after 1962, and that almost all the 70s, the second half of both the 60s and 80s, and most of the 90s are missing. Estimating from the gaps in my collection, the correct total number of books is closer to 1,000, or 40m words. Laura was the most prolific diarist in known history.

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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life....winter break reading list here i come

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26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School...some of these already are taught in schools, but I'm adding to my "To Read" list!

from the Guardian

Colm Tóibín: how Henry James's family tried to keep him in the closet

The young Henry James. "After Henry James’s death 100 years ago, his relatives were at pains to remove any hints of his sexuality from his letters and biography."

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The 23 Best Parts Of Being A Book Lover

<Ink4Viola>> SO VERY TRUE: "Buying books faster than you can read them." Read this on Buzzfeed>>| The 23 Best Parts Of Being A Book Lover

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On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women

"Are there different rules for men and women in the world of literary fiction?" "...the top tier of literary fiction — where the air is rich and the view is great and where a book enters the public imagination and the current conversation — tends to feel peculiarly, disproportionately male. Will the literary habits of a culture change as younger readers take over?"

from The Toast

Eight Classic Female Bildungsromane You Should Know About If You Don't Already

Anne Boyd Rioux on the importance of the female bildungsroman and eight classic examples from the genre.

from The Huffington Post

Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius-1622-1654 The Goldfinch 1654. One of my favourite paintings - it is at the centre of the new Donna Tartt book - The Goldfinch.