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Annotated passages, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

Another real winner in the annotation department. What a shame that the reader gave up on p. 52. This will be another all-day affair.

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End notes, Cane by Jean Toomer

Mark Twain’s handwritten manuscript pages of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Book-Binding in Florence - Sergio Giovannoni

I’m sorry Kindle, I’mma let you finish…..


Story Structures


Handwritten Recipes is a wonderful blog devoted to recipes discovered between the pages of unrelated books. Now, blogger Michael Popek has collected his finds in a book that manages to combine social history, literary history, and, yes, recipes. Each image is a story: Did the quotidian demands of dinner intrude on Catch-22, or was the reader’s mind wandering? Did a neighbor drop by with a recipe? Was it solicited, or forced on the cook and consigned to bookmark status? The world may never know, but it’s fun to speculate. Above, a few favorites, and click here to see more.

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Underlined passage, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, p. 165

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Redesigned Book Covers
100 designers were chosen to create new book covers for 100 classic titles. View 30 of them over on and the full list on Pinterest.

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“Keep your face always towards the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you”

—Walt Whitman

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Herman Melville died one hundred and twenty one years ago today. 

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

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