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15 Literary Holidays (and others that should exist)

Since this is the time of year when we're thinking the most about holidays (and because the new year is right around the corner), I put together a list of literary holidays to celebrate in addition to those we do already! Once you've gotten your new 2017 calendar, go ahead and add these, too: January … Continue reading 15 Literary Holidays (and others that should exist)

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Literary Holiday Quotes

One of my favorite things to do is to collect quotes, so I thought in celebration of the holidays I'd post a few of my favorites. It's hard to pick just one line from certain books (Little Women has scenes upon scenes of good holiday quotes), but here are a few that stuck out to me. … Continue reading Literary Holiday Quotes

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Reading Recs: Living Poets

I love reading poetry, but most of the stuff I read is by people who are, well, dead. My favorite poets come from the Modernist era, but many are contemporary. I've been trying to read books and collections (in both fiction and poetry) by people who are still alive-- people who, theoretically, I could go … Continue reading Reading Recs: Living Poets

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Top Five Best Books I Read This Fall

Who's got two thumbs and is posting this on time? This girl. Looking back over this list, I've read a lot of memoirs this fall, which is unusual for me. I've also read books that aren't on this list (some were good, some were meh, some I'm still not sure of my feelings for... Siracusa, for … Continue reading Top Five Best Books I Read This Fall

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Writing Prompts, December 2016 Edition

Writing Prompts is part of a monthly installment where I post ten writing prompts to help kickstart your writing.  Here we are again! I'm practically bursting with all of these writing prompt ideas. As it turns out, it's easy for me to come up with them... not so easy for me to actually use them. Oh … Continue reading Writing Prompts, December 2016 Edition