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Zoella's Book Deal Is Not the End of the World

Many a snarky editorial has been written over the past few months following news that Penguin was publishing a novel by Youtube beauty guru Zoella (Zoe Sugg), … 462 more words


this stale excuse of duty

“Oh, this stale excuse of duty!” said Zenobia, in a whisper so full of scorn that it penetrated me like the hiss of a serpent. “I have often heard it before, from those who sought to interfere with me, and I know precisely what it signifies. 70 more words


This is Thanksgiving Day, a good old festival | Nathaniel Hawthorne's Journal Entry for November 24, 1843

Thursday, November 24th.–This is Thanksgiving Day, a good old festival, and we have kept it with our hearts, and, besides, have made good cheer upon our turkey and pudding, and pies and custards, although none sat at our board but our two selves.

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30 (Mon)Day Book Challanege- Week Seven: A book that is hard to read

Week Seven has approached us, this weeks theme is books that are hard to read.

Brianna will go first with her current read *drum roll* 210 more words


Radiance ~

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.   6 more words


The Scarlet Letter

Last night I found The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne on my tablet and started reading it out loud – largely to annoy Phil. It’s gloriously verbose and the language is a joy. 132 more words

Daytime Wanderings

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Amen, brother. Amen.