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J. R. R. VIKING AAAAAH

J. R. R. Tolkien was known to dress up as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon warrior and chase his astonished neighbour down the street. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
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Age of Gender Enlightenment

In 1921, American novelist Edith Wharton was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She won the award for her novel The Age of Innocence, a story set…
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Fandom at work

The only fan letter Richard Dawkins has ever written was to Douglas Adams; to his delight, he got one back. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
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tsundoku

The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
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Durrrrrrrr

When Marcel Proust and James Joyce met in 1922, they spent dinner talking about their ailments before admitting they hadn’t read each other’s work. (Source: interestingliterature.com)
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Tale of Genji

The world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu. (Source: genderacrossborders.com)

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

–George Orwell

 

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

–Oscar Wilde

 

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

–Oscar Wilde

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Who are your favorite writers? Why?

Anne Bishop -- DARK stuff woven with amazing fantasy elements Sharon Shinn -- When she's on form, she's brilliant Naomi Novik -- Napoleon with DRAGONS Margaret Atwood -- Brilliant, brilliant,…
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The best part of today was______

(I'm switching prompts, one-word prompts don't work for me. Nyah.) Hmm. Lots of small, nice things about today. I finished doing my read-through on paper of the Selkies, and I…
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Specific

Specific makes me think of specificity which makes me think of pacific which leads to perspicacious and so on and so forth. These prompts are all hideously vague, so it's…