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Becky

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Rebecca”, from the Hebrew name “Rivkah”, meaning “yoke” or “snare”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Becca, Becka, Beckah, Beckie, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Becky (Rebecca) Sharp, the clever and self-centered anti-heroine of  15 more words

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Amelia

ORIGIN:
Variant of “Amalia”, from a Germanic name meaning “work”. May also be considered a variant of “Emily” / “Emilia”, the feminine version of “Emil”, from “Aemilius”, a Latinate family name meaning “rival”. 74 more words

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Jemima

ORIGIN:
From Hebrew, meaning “dove”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jem, Mimi, Yemima, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Jemima Pinkerton, the more good-natured of the two sisters who run Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for young ladies in… 16 more words

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Book Cravings

Have you ever just needed to reread a book? I mean, have you ever just felt so overwhelmed with the real world that you long to escape once more into “fairylands forlorn” with Lucy Pevensie or Bilbo Baggins? 519 more words

Literature

Quotable Beatrix Potter

 “This looks like the end of the story; but it isn’t.” – Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

I love this quote, because in the best books, you think you know the end of the story. 112 more words

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Random Thoughts on Packages and Magazine Subscriptions

I’m a magazine person, but hard-copy.

I mean, yes, being able to obtain and read new BOOKS on electronic readers, because of living longterm in places without public libraries, easy access to,  or reasonably-priced books in one’s own heart language, has opened out my life and given joy in absolutely watershed manner.   441 more words

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Some of my favorite quotes on Writing

“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.” – John Ruskin… 104 more words

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