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10 Must-Read Books for August

Pitched between the beach reads of June and July and the high literary controversies of autumn, the month of August is often little more than a break in the literary calendar.  1,017 more words

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10 Must-Read Books for August

Pitched between the beach reads of June and July and the high literary controversies of autumn, the month of August is often little more than a break in the literary calendar.  1,017 more words

Books

BookTube-A-Thon

I have wanted, for some time now, to participate in a readathon. It seams as a lot of fun, and a great way to read a thon ;) 434 more words

Booktubeathon

“We remind ourselves repeatedly that our own loss is nothing compared to the loss experienced (or, the even worse thought, not experienced) by he or she who died” – this attempt at corrective thinking serves only to plunge us deeper into the self-regarding deep. 42 more words

“People in grief think a great deal about self-pity. We worry it, dread it, scourge our thinking for signs of it. We fear that our actions will reveal the condition tellingly described as “dwelling on it.”” – We understand the aversion most of us have to “dwelling on it.” Visible mourning reminds us of death, which is construed as unnatural, a failure to manage the situation. 39 more words

Wednesday Wisdom: Joan Didion

Today’s wednesday wisdom is some motivational advice from the closest thing nonfiction writing has to a celebrity: Joan Didion.

Good stuff! Thanks Joan.

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Celebrity of Joan Didion

Like J. D. Salinger (was), she is the best at what she does, and no one else does it quite like her, in spite of intense jealousy thrown her way and endless imitation. 96 more words