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Today's Literary Birthday Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Z...
26/06/2021

Today's Literary Birthday

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 赛珍珠), was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Today's Literary Birthday

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 赛珍珠), was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Word of the DayLimerence(noun) the state of being obsessively infatuated with someone, usually accompanied by delusions ...
26/06/2021

Word of the Day
Limerence

(noun) the state of being obsessively infatuated with someone, usually accompanied by delusions of or a desire for an intense romantic relationship with that person.

Word of the Day
Limerence

(noun) the state of being obsessively infatuated with someone, usually accompanied by delusions of or a desire for an intense romantic relationship with that person.

Good Morning.
26/06/2021

Good Morning.

Good Morning.

25/06/2021
Today's Literary Birthday George OrwellEric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950),[2]known by his pen name Georg...
25/06/2021

Today's Literary Birthday

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950),[2]known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Today's Literary Birthday

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950),[2]known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Word of the DayZeitgeist(noun) the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and b...
25/06/2021

Word of the Day

Zeitgeist

(noun) the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.

Word of the Day

Zeitgeist

(noun) the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.

25/06/2021

It’s Friday!
What are you planning on reading this weekend?

24/06/2021
Today's Literary Birthday Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita Joh...
24/06/2021

Today's Literary Birthday

Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. She received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for her novel Fire on the Mountain, from the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. She won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea

Today's Literary Birthday

Anita Desai, born Anita Mazumdar (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times. She received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 for her novel Fire on the Mountain, from the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. She won the British Guardian Prize for The Village by the Sea

Word of the DayCachinnateverb - RARElaugh loudly.
24/06/2021

Word of the Day
Cachinnate
verb - RARE
laugh loudly.

Word of the Day
Cachinnate
verb - RARE
laugh loudly.

Good Morning! Happy Thursday! Just in case you need a happy thought to get you to the weekend.
24/06/2021

Good Morning! Happy Thursday! Just in case you need a happy thought to get you to the weekend.

Good Morning! Happy Thursday! Just in case you need a happy thought to get you to the weekend.

Today's Literary Birthday Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer with Austrian and German roots. He is...
23/06/2021

Today's Literary Birthday

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer with Austrian and German roots. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger (US title: I Am the Messenger), two novels which became international bestsellers. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014.[1]

Today's Literary Birthday

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer with Austrian and German roots. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger (US title: I Am the Messenger), two novels which became international bestsellers. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014.[1]

Word of the Day Breviloquent/brəˈviləkwənt/adjective(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words; con...
23/06/2021

Word of the Day
Breviloquent
/brəˈviləkwənt/
adjective
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words; concise.
"vivid illustrations and breviloquent, witty verses"

Word of the Day
Breviloquent
/brəˈviləkwənt/
adjective
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words; concise.
"vivid illustrations and breviloquent, witty verses"

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
23/06/2021

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

23/06/2021

Good Morning! Happy Wednesday!

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the nos...
01/06/2021

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.
Nathaniel Parker Willis

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.
Nathaniel Parker Willis

Word of the DayProdigal/ˈprädəɡəl/adjective1. spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant....
30/05/2021

Word of the Day
Prodigal
/ˈprädəɡəl/
adjective
1. spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
"prodigal habits die hard"

2. having or giving something on a lavish scale.
"the dessert was crunchy with brown sugar and prodigal with whipped cream"

noun
a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way.

Word of the Day
Prodigal
/ˈprädəɡəl/
adjective
1. spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
"prodigal habits die hard"

2. having or giving something on a lavish scale.
"the dessert was crunchy with brown sugar and prodigal with whipped cream"

noun
a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way.

Good Morning! Happy Sunday!
30/05/2021

Good Morning! Happy Sunday!

Good Morning! Happy Sunday!

Happy May Day!
01/05/2021

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!

“Here’s to a month of possibilities, overcoming challenges and all-round success.”
01/05/2021

“Here’s to a month of possibilities, overcoming challenges and all-round success.”

“Here’s to a month of possibilities, overcoming challenges and all-round success.”

07/04/2021
06/04/2021
**April is Poetry Month**A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lin...
06/04/2021

**April is Poetry Month**
A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. A haiku expresses much and suggests more in the fewest possible words.

**April is Poetry Month**
A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. A haiku expresses much and suggests more in the fewest possible words.

Today's Literary BirthdayNicolas Chamfort Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, known in his adult life as Nicolas Chamfort and as Séb...
06/04/2021

Today's Literary Birthday
Nicolas Chamfort
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, known in his adult life as Nicolas Chamfort and as Sébastien Nicolas de Chamfort (French: [ʃɑ̃fɔʁ]; 6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794), was a French writer, best known for his epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.
Died: 13 April 1794 (aged 53); Paris, France
Born: 6 April 1741; Clermont-Ferrand, France

Today's Literary Birthday
Nicolas Chamfort
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, known in his adult life as Nicolas Chamfort and as Sébastien Nicolas de Chamfort (French: [ʃɑ̃fɔʁ]; 6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794), was a French writer, best known for his epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club.
Died: 13 April 1794 (aged 53); Paris, France
Born: 6 April 1741; Clermont-Ferrand, France

Word of the Dayhotsy-totsy(adjective) DATED•INFORMALvery pleasing or good.I hope your long weekend was hotsy-totsy.
06/04/2021

Word of the Day
hotsy-totsy
(adjective) DATED•INFORMAL
very pleasing or good.
I hope your long weekend was hotsy-totsy.

Word of the Day
hotsy-totsy
(adjective) DATED•INFORMAL
very pleasing or good.
I hope your long weekend was hotsy-totsy.

I still have more books to read! 😭
06/04/2021

I still have more books to read! 😭

I still have more books to read! 😭

Have a great day!
06/04/2021

Have a great day!

Have a great day!

04/04/2021

Happy Easter🐣🐣🐇🐇

28/03/2021
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Ahead of Their Time: A Reading List of Nonconformist Women
20/03/2021
Ahead of Their Time: A Reading List of Nonconformist Women

Ahead of Their Time: A Reading List of Nonconformist Women

I have never forgotten the first time that I saw A Doll’s House by Ibsen. I was 22, I had never read the play, and I had no idea of the plot. When, in the last act, the babyish Nora finally realise…

It's the weekend! Housework, shopping or reading? Not even a choice.
20/03/2021

It's the weekend! Housework, shopping or reading? Not even a choice.

It's the weekend! Housework, shopping or reading? Not even a choice.

I'm positive I can finish all of my TBR books. Happy Thursday!
18/03/2021

I'm positive I can finish all of my TBR books. Happy Thursday!

I'm positive I can finish all of my TBR books. Happy Thursday!

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Hi Do you have Graveyard Dust by Barbara Hambly in store please?
good morning, you guys have old mgazines??
Hello, do you also sell old vinyl records?