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William Faulkner, author photo for “Sanctuary,” 1931. Photo by J. R. Cofield of Oxford, Mississippi.

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46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day

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14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Margaret Atwood

LOVE THIS INTERVIEW! 14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Margaret Atwood - An interview with one to Canada's best known authors - Found via Buzzfeed

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50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014

Reviewed: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki ★★★★★ A tour de force, gripping! (Click for full review)

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The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Blake, who is 82 today, illustrates Sylvia Plath’s little-known children’s book Maria Popova brainpicker

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How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking

Alexandra - On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes jetzt kaufen. ISBN: 9781439191255, Fremdsprachige Bücher - Anthropologie

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20 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her 20s

Recently, we stumbled upon this list of “fun” books that every woman should read in her 20s — needless to say, if you’re even a casual visitor to this space, the books (Conf…

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Letter to Borges: Susan Sontag on Books, Self-Transcendence, and Reading in the Age of Screens

Where the Stress Falls Have read this. I want to read everything she's written.

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25 Essential Books About Americans in Paris

'You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.' An absolute must-read for anyone with any interest in Paris, literature, the lost generation and any of its members. What a book.

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10 Must-Read Books for April

Essayists, take note: There's hope for our kind yet! The Empathy Exams, an essay collection published by Graywolf Press, hits the New York Times print paperback best-sellers list. Woot! (via

Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford - Alan H. Nelson - Google Books

"When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it. There may be a superficial escape – into different countries, mores, speech patterns – but what you are essentially doing is furthering your understanding of life’s subtleties, paradoxes, joys, pains and truths. Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic." — Julian Barnes (A Life with Books)

The Chandos Portrait supposedly of Shakespeare - but I have a book that seems to indicate this MIGHT have been Kit Marlowe...