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The White City (as it became known) was a magical creation constructed upon Chicago's swampy Jackson Park by Daniel H. Burnham, the famed ar...

The White City (as it became known) was a magical creation constructed upon Chicago's swampy Jackson Park by Daniel H. Burnham, the famed ar...

William #Shakespeare is the greatest author of English #literature and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote comedies, historical pieces, sonnets and tragedies. His books are translated into numerous languages due to the fact that his work and the morality of the work remain highly popular today.  Also, the History of English language points out the fact that William Shakespeare was a developer of #English language in his period inventing more than 2000 words that we already use.

William #Shakespeare is the greatest author of English #literature and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote comedies, historical pieces, sonnets and tragedies. His books are translated into numerous languages due to the fact that his work and the morality of the work remain highly popular today. Also, the History of English language points out the fact that William Shakespeare was a developer of #English language in his period inventing more than 2000 words that we already use.

The World According to Garp  was published in 1978, my freshman year at a high school not unlike the one attended by John Irving’s title character, T.S. Garp. I don’t remember which year I read it, but it was the summer, and I finished it late at night, in the corner of the couch in our living room, in tears. I had lived a lifetime through generations of Garps and I did not want to leave them.

How a Book Can Change Your Life

The World According to Garp was published in 1978, my freshman year at a high school not unlike the one attended by John Irving’s title character, T.S. Garp. I don’t remember which year I read it, but it was the summer, and I finished it late at night, in the corner of the couch in our living room, in tears. I had lived a lifetime through generations of Garps and I did not want to leave them.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin; sounds very interesting!

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin; sounds very interesting!

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

One of my favorite books of all time.  I read this again every couple of years.

Ten of My All-time Favorite Books

One of my favorite books of all time. I read this again every couple of years.

Wonderful summer, fall, winter, or spring read. Disclaimer: don't watch the movie until after reading!

Wonderful summer, fall, winter, or spring read. Disclaimer: don't watch the movie until after reading!

anita shreve books | Sea Glass - Anita Shreve / loved this & all her books | Books/Writing

anita shreve books | Sea Glass - Anita Shreve / loved this & all her books | Books/Writing

even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when its all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life."

even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when its all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life."

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