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Which Literary Couple Are You And Your Significant Other?

Which Literary Couple Are You And Your Significant Other?

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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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The Death Of The Patriarch: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez

The Death Of The Patriarch: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez | Our task, then, is not so much to mourn him, but rather figure out how to best remember him. I wouldn’t presume to have an answer, but I do have a suggestion. We should read, write, love, and fight with an attitude that seeks out the marvelous in everything — with eyes that are willing to see the magic of reality.

Arctic Summer, by Damon Galgut. "In retelling [E.M.] Forster’s story as a story, maybe that’s Galgut’s signal contribution: a reminder that however scrupulous we are about the facts, the result will always in some sense be fiction." - Rohan Maitzen

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Dear Diary, I Hate You

“Experience in itself wasn’t enough. The diary was my defense against waking up at the end of my life and realizing I’d missed it.” - Sarah Manguso

"Our Diaries, Ourselves." Mythili G. Rao on Ongoingness: The End of a Diary and The Folded Clock: A Diary. "In the years I wrote in my diary nearly every night, I would always put down my pen feeling calmer. I was certain that each page I filled brought me a little closer to some vital truth about my life that was just out of reach — and that only the act of writing could reveal."

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10 Contemporary Politicians’ Favorite Books

At the top of the list; a book you can't put down and then can't stop telling others about.

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Would You Have Survived The Battle Of Hogwarts?

I think we can all agree that Ron was being a brat for most of the Deathly Hallows movie... And part of the book.

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Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: An Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating the Capacity for Creative Observation

Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: An Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating the Capacity for Creative Observation | Brain Pickings

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Why Are So Many Female Writers Turning Their Novels Into Diaries?

"This permission is central to our delight in books that disorient us in ways that are somehow familiar, books that seem to shriek, in fear and jubilation: WHERE ARE WE IN TIME AND SPACE? What a relief to feel that it’s all right not to know." Why Are So Many Female Writers Turning Their Novels Into Diaries? | The New Republic

Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery. “I am going to write a diary that it may be published when I die.”

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Punctuation in novels

I wondered what did my favorite books look like without words. Can you tell them apart or are they all a-mush? In fact, they can be quite distinct.

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Literary Fashions for Serious Book Nerds

Litograph tshirts... not yet available to the public, (just posters----also very cool) but I can't wait!

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The 26 Most Hilarious And Shocking Moments In Literary History

The 26 Most Hilarious And Shocking Moments In Literary History

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

Ruth Wilson, Jane Eyre - Jane Eyre directed by Susanna White (TV Mini-Series, 2006) #charlottebronte

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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