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Life Cycle of a Book Infographic


*Courtesy of Publishing Trendsetter.

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Bookriot: World’s Oldest Library


Bookriot recently ran an article about Khizanat al Qarawiyyin in Fes, Morocco. This is (as the title suggests) the oldest library in existence. The article itself is filled with beautiful pictures and interesting facts about the library.

One fact I found amazing: a woman founded this particular literary haven. Her name was Fatima al Fihria. She created the library in the 9th century. The 9th century! Pretty radical for a woman to do. Such knowledge has definitely inspired me as a bibliophile and also as a woman.

If you would like to learn more about Khizanat al Qarawiyyin or Fatima al Fihria then please click the link below. The article was lovely.

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Nerdist: A Ghost Story for Christmas

And you guys thought I wasn’t going to post anymore scary stories. Ha! The joke is on you because this is an article about scary stories. Scary stories shared in Britain during Christmastime no less.

Kidding aside, I thought this was an interesting read. I like hearing about how other countries celebrate holidays and the origin of certain traditions as well. The link to the article is below.

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Epilogue: A Noun


(via victoriousvocabulary🙂



1. a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel; a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.

2. a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.

3. the person speaking this.

Etymology: late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos,“peroration of a speech”, equivalent to epi-, a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek where it meant “upon”, “on”, “over”, “near”, “at”, “before”, “after” + lógos, “word”.

[Kyoung Hwan Kim – Sunset]

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[Book Nerd News] The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov

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The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov [nyrb]

This is wonderful news, at least for big fans of Anton Chekhov (like me).

It is also the perfect excuse to run this photo:

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Five Fascinating Facts about Daphne du Maurier

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Fun facts about Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca

1. A number of classic films owe their existence to Daphne du Maurier. Quite a few of the novels and short stories of Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) have been turned into popular films – Alfred Hitchcock was especially a fan of her work and adapted Jamaica InnThe Birds, and Rebecca for the big screen. The Nicolas Roeg film Don’t Look Now (which is now being remade) is also based on a Daphne du Maurier short story. The 1952 film My CousinRachel, starring Richard Burton, was also based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier.

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An Elementary Tour for Us All

~ Geek and Sundry recently posted an article detailing the more notable locals any Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan or Sherlock Holmes buff would love to see. The tour is not only chalk full of neat facts, but it’s one of character too. Each site is colorful, entertaining and charming. Take the virtual trip of a lifetime here:

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Here Are 8 Other Famous Charlottes


Kensington Palace announced that the newest member of the royal family will be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a decision that delighted many and disappointed just a few. The baby’s name pays clear tribute to her great-grandmother, grandmother and other family members, but will also likely cause the name to skyrocket in popularity. Here, meet the other Charlottes who came before the new princess.

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