[Book Nerd News] William Luce, ‘Belle of Amherst’ and ‘Barrymore’ Playwright, Dies at 88

WILLIAM LUCE, ‘BELLE OF AMHERST’ AND ‘BARRYMORE’ PLAYWRIGHT, DIES AT 88 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

Emily Dickinson on Poetry

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson 

A couple of Emily Dickinson books

A couple of Emily Dickinson books

Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.

An Emily Dickinson Scrapbook

Today is poet Emily Dickinson’s 185th birthday. Let’s celebrate, shall we?

Drawing of Emily Dickinson as a child

Drawing of Emily Dickinson as a child

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”-Emily Dickinson

Book cover of Poems by Emily Dickinson, 1890

Book cover of Poems by Emily Dickinson, 1890

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[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Second Stop: Terrific Friends by Diana Shafer

I love bookish goodies almost as much as I love actual books, and reading. Being a bookworm is not a hobby: it is an all-enveloping, personality-defining lifestyle. The holiday season is just getting started, which means it is time to go shopping the literary way! Over the next two weeks, I will take you on a virtual bookish shopping spree to some of my favourite lit sites!

In 2013, we visited some wonderful literary museums. This year, I am delighted to showcase several amazing book-themed Etsy shops. Let’s get started!

TERRIFIC FRIENDS BY DIANA SHAFER

This shop is full of whimsical, beautifully rendered prints of famous writers. They’re all very witty. Try falling in love with just one. I dare you.

MY FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • TERRIFIC FRIENDS BY DIANA SHAFER: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: BOISE, IDAHO
  • ARTIST: DIANA SHAFER
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE