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TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs

Joined September 2016

She/Her "When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” Host of #OnThisDay #HistoryGetsLIT
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Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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OMG @DinoMom I feel so completely spoiled!!!! My picture doesn't do it justice, thank you for my trip to Paris 😍😍😍😍😍 The books are all wonderful (hello 1920s Parisian cocktails!), and the fascinator, magnet, cookies, chocolates (they didn't melt! Yay!), and more. I love everything. My heart feels so happy right now!
I hope you like your #staycationintime just as much as I love mine! Thank you thank you thank you Sharon!

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Chrissyreadit 😍❤️😍❤️😍 7h
DinoMom Yay! I am so happy you liked it! 6h
TheKidUpstairs @DinoMom loved it 😁 and I've been looking at different recipes for making my own lip balm, so those little adorable macaron cases will be perfect lip balm containers! 6h
DinoMom That is a fantastic idea for the cases! 6h
squirrelbrain Such a lovely package! And I thought they were real macarons! 🤣 5h
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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#OnThisDay in 1936 Margaret Mitchell first published Gone With the Wind. Mitchell began writing the book when, at age 25, she was stuck at home nursing injuries and needed to stave off boredom. When her husband brought her a typewriter, she began writing the tale of Patsy O'Hara. A publisher requested the name change, Mitchell told a friend: "We could call her ‘Garbage O‘Hara‘ for all I care, I just want to finish this damn thing." #HistoryGetsLIT

mabell I love that 😂😂 18h
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#OnThisDay in 1861 poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning passed away at age 55. Barrett was the first female poet to receive a nomination for Poet Laureate (although it would be another 150+ years before the first - Carol Ann Duffy - was appointed). While she is perhaps best known for her love poems, Browning also delved into the political in her poetry, advocating for the rights of children, the abolition of slavery, and more. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Peter and Alice | John Logan
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#OnThisDay* In 1932 a quiet meeting between two strangers took place in the back room of the Bumpus Bookshop in London. No one knows what was said (some say he wanted her to write a memoir, some say she wanted help selling a valuable manuscript), and yet the meeting remains remarkable, for both Alice Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies had served as inspiration for characters who captured the imaginations of countless children. #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs *I've seen two dates - June 26 and June 28. I chose to use the 28th only because I already had another entry for the 26th 😁 3d
Leftcoastzen Love your posts ! 3d
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The Last Cuentista | Donna Barba Higuera
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#OnThisDay in 1922 the first Newbery Medal was presented to Henrik Van Loon for his book The History of Mankind. Awarded annually for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children", it is yet another award named after an Englishman that only an American can win. In the 100 years of the award, only 6 authors have won the Medal more than once, and no one has won three. #HistoryGetsLIT

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@DinoMom just a little update on your #staycationintime swap package. When I dropped it off, they said it should be there tomorrow. Tracking is now showing Thursday morning. I apologize that it's so down to the wire, but it's still looking to be there in time for opening day!

DinoMom No worries 4d
TheKidUpstairs @DinoMom the ladies at my post office clearly are smarter than the system - it's now showing as delivered to your side door! 3d
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#OnThisDay in 1997 a new children's book was published in a very small print run. Of the 500 books printed, 300 were sent to libraries. If you happen to have one of these 500 books, it could probably buy you a house - one recently sold for $471,000. In the years following that first print run, the world fell in love, and over 120 million copies have been sold. You simply can't deny the magic of the boy who lived. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Beautiful, heart wrenching, and thoughtful. Such wonderfully developed and genuine characters and a fabulous sense of place. This one was recommended to me more than a few years ago by another fantastic author, Helen Humphreys. I don't know why it took me so long to read it!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve had this for years too and Helen Himphrey‘s book Rabbit foot bill too. So many books, so little time!! 5d
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#OnThisDay in 1982 SCOTUS upheld a ruling that is currently being stomped on throughout the country. Island Trees School District vs Pico held that "In brief…local school boards may not remove books from school library shelves simply because they dislike the ideas contained in those books." Please read more at: https://billofrightsinstitute.org/e-lessons/island-trees-school-district-v-pico-... #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory Book Riot had a thorough article on the recent challenges/vandalisms at libraries
https://bookriot.com/book-censorship-news-june-24-2022/
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TheKidUpstairs @vivastory thank you for sharing. It's horrifying reading it all laid out together like that. Unfortunately, we are not safe from it all here in Canada. Today my library held a Drag Queen Storytime, and my boss has been dealing with constant complaints and harassment. One local church called is members and told them to call and complain. An alt-right website posted about the event, so calls were coming in from across North America. It's awful. 6d
Branwen I have been so anxious and worried with all the book banning/challenging that has been going on in school and public libraries. It's really very scary! I keep holding my breath waiting for someone to challenge any of the YA books we have at my library. It's exhausting! 6d
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CoffeeNBooks As an English teacher, I'm absolutely appalled by all of the book banning recently. I'm not sure what's going to happen with our school library as well as classroom libraries for those of us who have them. 6d
Megabooks Thank you for sharing this. My heart is sick about a lot of things in America right now. I‘m sorry you‘re dealing with it too. 😞 6d
Julsmarshall At this point, I feel like all of our freedoms are under attack. Such a difficult time and it is on us to support and lift all voices and vote and encourage others to vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do. 6d
BarbaraBB Book banning? In 2022? Vandalism at libraries? I had no idea. Maybe this news didn‘t make it yet across the pond. I‘m so sad to hear this. 6d
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#OnThisDay in 1900 the Hanlin Academy was destroyed by fire during the Boxer Rebellion. Who set fire to the ancient library is unclear - the Chinese blamed the British, the Brits blamed the Chinese. The Academy had been in operation since 708 CE, and its library held countless ancient texts which are now lost to history. #HistoryGetsLIT

Ruthiella Oh man! This is as bad as the Library of Alexandria! 😭 1w
Texreader Oh that‘s horrible!! 7d
Bookzombie I recently read the tagged and it blames the Chinese for starting the fire. I haven‘t read the second graphic novel yet. 7d
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Super Magic Staycation | Alexandra West
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@DinoMom it has arrived! Now to hide it from myself so I don't get too eager!

Also, my package is on its way to you!

#staycationintime

DinoMom Glad it arrived. I had to switch boxes at the post office (long boring story) so I am hoping it‘s still neatly wrapped in there . It might not be 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
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The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova | Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
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#OnThisDay in 1889 Anna Andreyevna Gorenko was born in Odessa. Better known by her pen name, Anna Akhmatova, she was one of the most important Russian poets of the 20th century. Her clear, concise, restrained style stood out against the more florid works of her compatriots. At odds with her country's Communist government, she nevertheless chose to stay in Russia and document as best she could life under Stalinist rule. #HistoryGetsLIT

Velvetfur Wow.... She sounds fantastic! 1w
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My first trip to Three Pines, but it won't be my last. Delightful (and delightfully awful) characters, a beautiful setting, and an intriguing mystery with just the right amount of suspects and red herrings to keep you guessing and make you wonder without feeling like the author was just trying to trick you.

I know I'm late to the party. Louise Penny was just one of those blind spots, an author I should have read but just never got around to.

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Boys are at school, baby girl is happy on the trampoline, I've got my tea, let's unmask the killer!!!

kspenmoll Enjoy! 1w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Don't know about Adam Driver, but I 100% would watch a Muppets Pride and Prejudice. Miss Piggy as Mrs Bennet? Hell yes!

vlwelser Yes please. 1w
BarkingMadRun Omg this is genius 1w
Sharpeipup What a great idea! Miss o Piggy should play Mrs Bennett 1w
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#OnThisDay in 1484 a Sachenspiegel was printed in Augsberg, Germany. Inscribed in the colophon of the volume is the name of the typographer and owner of the press: Anna Rügerin. After inheriting the press from her husband, Thomas Rüger, Anna Rügerin became the first (known) woman to print a book in the Western world when she set her name in the Sachenspiegel. #HistoryGetsLIT

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"He knew it was there, that opiate of the Anglos. And his hand clutched the box just as the kettle whistled. Violent death demanded Earl Grey."

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#OnThisDay in 1973 Virago Press held its first board meeting as a fledgling publishing company. Virago (originally called Spare Rib Press) was founded by Carmen Callil to "celebrate women and women's stories". Through the years, Virago has been home to such celebrated authors as Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Daphne duMaurier, and Zora Neale Hurston. #HistoryGetsLIT

LeahBergen Oh, how I love Virago! 🍏 1w
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Blast | Wyndham Lewis
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#OnThisDay in 1914 the first (of two) edition of Blast Magazine was meant to be published. It was delayed until July 2, but June 20 would stand as the cover date. Written by Wyndham Lewis, Blast was a publication in support of the Vorticist movement of modern art in England. Ashort lived style, characterized by sharp lines and harsh colours, WW1 would prove the end of Vorticism as its major artists died at the front. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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@melissajayne @zenwldflwr @TheBookWitchON

I'm feeling very indecisive.... Do any of these spark your interest for #LMPBC? I'll tag the rest of the titles in the comments!

And I think so far we've got:
@TheBookWitchON marking in Purple 💜
@TheKidUpstairs making in Green 💚

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TheBookWitchON @TheKidUpstairs I'm down for either Stardust or Olympus, Texas. 2w
zenwldflwr Stardust and Olympus good for me as well
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TheKidUpstairs @TheBookWitchON @zenwldflwr great! After looking over the sign up again, I was leaning to those two as they seemed to fit within everyone's interest 😁 I'll just wait to hear from @melissajayne in case she's read one of them before making my final choice. 2w
melissajayne I‘ve read Crow Lake, but that was like 10 years ago. 1w
melissajayne Stardust or Olympus are fine as well 1w
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🤣🤣🤣

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
Jnb2012 I‘m dying 😂😂😂 love this 2w
Sparklemn Love it! 😂 2w
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Jess_Read_This Gosh, this is the absolute truth. And sometimes I go beyond 500 days 🥴 2w
Suet624 Hahaha. So true.
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
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TheKidUpstairs @Jess_Read_This absolutely, so do I! 2w
Graywacke Only two zeros? 2w
LeahBergen Well, 5 to 5000 days for me 😆 2w
janeycanuck I concur with everyone else - 5000 days, for sure. 2w
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Had anyone ever used BookyCall? (I particularly enjoy the second hashtag 🤣🤣🤣)

Prairiegirl_reading People do suck!!! Lol! 2w
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 totally agree. #peoplesuckdateabookandadoptadog 📚 + 🐶 = ❤️ 2w
CarolynM Could be fun🤣 2w
DisneyFan I tried it, but lost patience. To be fair, my TBR is already miles long. :) 2w
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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#OnThisDay in (fictional) 1904 "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead…" and the following Chronicle of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom left an indelible mark on the literary world. The first mention of a Bloomsday celebration comes from a letter written in 1924, and it has evolved into a global celebration of Joyce's work. One famous literary couple got married on 16 June 1956 to honour the day (any guesses who?) #HistoryGetsLIT

TrishB I thought it was Plath/Hughes but they‘re 1956 🤷‍♀️ 2w
TheKidUpstairs @TrishB and that's what I get for not reading it over before posting! Totally put the wrong year, oops! Updating now... 2w
TrishB 😁👍🏻 I‘m a mad Plath fan and it‘s my daughters birthday today so I don‘t forget! 2w
Graywacke @TrishB extra points for figuring this out and correcting the type-o ( @TheKidUpstairs - love your posts!) 2w
Branwen Happy Bloomsday! 🎉💚🎉💚🎉💚🎉 2w
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Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana | Firenze, Italy (Library)
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#OnThisDay in 1444 the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana was founded in Florence. It contains the manuscripts and books belonging to the private library of the Medici family, and was commissioned by the Medicis to say to the world "look at us, we are smart and we know things!" Designed by Michaelangelo, the library conserves numerous documents of historical and cultural importance. #HistoryGetsLIT

Tamra Imposing! 2w
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Animals of the Bible | Dorothy P. Lathrop
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#OnThisDay in 1938 the first Caldecott Medal was awarded, to Dorothy P. Lathrop for her work on Animals of the Bible. The award honors achievement in children's book illustration in American publications. Despite being named for an English illustrator, only American artists are eligible to win the prize. Marcia Brown is, to date, the most awarded artist with three Caldecott Medals and three Honors (given to runners-up since 1971). #HistoryGetsLIT

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Whose Body? | Dorothy Sayers
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I was away, so here's a quick #OnThisDay catch up!

June 9, 1949 Deyda Hydara was born. Hydara was co-founder and editor of The Point (Gambian independent newspaper) and correspondent for Reporters Without Borders.

June 10, 1881 Leo Tolstoy set out on a Pilgrimage to the Optina Pustyn monastery.

June 11, 1572 poet and playwright Ben Jonson was born.

June 12, 1942 Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.

June 13, 1893 Dorothy Sayers born.

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Girls cottage weekend to celebrate everyone's 40th birthdays! In the first one up, but like a good Litten I've got my book so I'm all good! Well, really I've got 4 books and my Kobo, but who's counting 😋🤗🤣

Prairiegirl_reading That‘s a great lake read!! 3w
mabell Sounds like a fun time! 3w
Cupcake12 I received your letter today. This is on my TBR list, hope you enjoy the book. Have a great time ❤️ (edited) 3w
BrittanyReads How lovely! Enjoy!! 3w
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@Blerdgal_Fenix I'm behind on my letters! What do you think of this for summer buddy reads? Tagged for June, and then the Abby Collette you mentioned for July?

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Nineteen Eighty Four | George Orwell
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#OnThisDay in 1949 George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published. Orwell's ninth novel (and the last to be published in his lifetime) drew from his past involvement with British wartime propaganda initiatives. Orwell died shortly after publication, so he probably never heard about the slew of mistranslations of his famous opening line, wherein the clocks strike one (darn 24 hour clock is slightly less ominous). #HistoryGetsLIT

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Annie Allen | Gwendolyn Brooks
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#OnThisDay in 1917 Gwendolyn Brooks was born. Brooks published her first poem at the age of 13, and quickly began receiving commendations on her work. Her second book of poetry, Annie Allen, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, making Brooks the first African American to receive the prestigious honor. "She easily catches the pathos of petty destinies; the whimper of the wounded..." - Langston Hughes #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory I recently found out that she was born close to where I live. 3w
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Mrs. Miniver | Jan Struther
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#OnThisDay in 1901 Joyce Anstruther was born in England. Writing under the name of Jan Struthers, she is perhaps best known for creating the character of Mrs Miniver in a series of articles in The Times. Originally a light slice of life piece, the Minivers delved into darker territory with the advancement of WWII, engaging the sympathies of the public. Both Roosevelt and Churchill credited its importance to the war effort. #HistoryGetsLIT

LeahBergen I‘ve had this on my shelves for ages! 4w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen This book has your name written all over it! 😆 4w
LeahBergen @Ruthiella 😆 It really does and I‘m baffled as to how I haven‘t read it yet! 4w
TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen maybe this is your sign to finally take it off the shelf and give it a read! 4w
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I saw this through Goodwill Librarian's FB, not sure where the original is from. 100% would watch. 100% would want this to be my life/job!

booksellerofyourdiscontent I would like to participate in the tv show!!! 4w
marleed Ohhh, I want to be your bestie! 4w
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Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910 | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, Florence Howe Hall, Maud Howe Elliott
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#OnThisDay in 1917 the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. The winners were:
Reporting - Herbert Bayard Swope (NY World) "Inside the German Empire"
Editorial - NY Tribune, one year anniversary of the Lusitania sinking
History - "With Americans of Past and Present Days" J.J. Jusserand
Biography - "Julia Ward Howe" Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott
The first fiction prize was awarded in 1918 to Ernest Poole for "His Family". #HistoryGetsLIT

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The Magna Carta | Anonymous
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#OnThisDay in 1976 the oldest known copy of the Magna Carta was presented to the US. The gift from the British was to celebrate America's Bicentennial (and was really a loan - imagine if someone gave you a bday present and said "you have to give it back to me in a year"). Called "the most important single political document in the long history of the English-speaking nations", the Magna Carta was an early Bill of Rights (of sorts). #HistoryGetsLIT

TrishB Pretty much a bill of rights pertaining to the aristocracy, so you could stay still exists as the class system still does! 1mo
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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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#OnThisDay in 1929 Norton Juster was born in Brooklyn. Trained as an architect, his most famous work began as a few scribbles while procrastinating at work. It may have remained an idle pastime if it weren't for a chance meeting with neighbor Jules Feiffer, with whom he shared his ideas for a boy named Milo. Feiffer began illustrating the tales, and Juster tried to challenge Feiffer to draw impossible things. 👇 #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs Together they showed generations of children just how possible the impossible is. 1mo
Addison_Reads Love this! Thank you for sharing. 1mo
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We've all felt it, who knew there was a word for it?!

squirrelbrain I didn‘t know that! 1mo
CarolynM I‘ll have to remember that word🙂 1mo
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Les Fleurs Du Mal | Charles P Baudelaire
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#OnThisDay in 1857 Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal was published in France. The volume included almost all of Baudelaire's poetry, and ignited controversy due to its themes of decadence and eroticism. Six of the poems were censored, and were not allowed to be published again until 1949, and Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Victor Hugo described the work as a "new thrill in literature." #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory You should publish these once you have accumulated a year's worth of material 📚👏 1mo
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#LitsyLove mail ready to fly out to @Cupcake12

Cupcake12 Can‘t wait! Xx 1mo
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#OnThisDay in 1911 Éditions Gallimard was founded in Paris, as Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Its catalog includes 36 Prix Goncourt winners, 38 writers who have received the Nobel Prize, and 10 writers who have been awarded the Pulitzer. Albert Camus, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Salman Rushdie, and John Steinbeck have all published works through the company, which is run by the grandson of founder Gaston Gallimard. #HistoryGetsLIT

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#OnThisDay in 1967 One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in Buenos Aires. Only The Bible has sold more copies in Spanish, and Marquez himself has admitted he likely would have never read his own book because he never read bestsellers. There is only one way Marquez would allow for a film adaptation: "We must film the entire book, but only release one chapter—two minutes long—each year, for 100 years." (100%
would watch) #HistoryGetsLIT

DrexEdit Oh I would totally watch that too! 💜 GGM! 1mo
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Hay-on-Wye Booksellers | Hay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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#OnThisDay in 1988 the town of Hay-on-Wye was celebrating the first Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. Founders Norman, Rhoda and Peter Florence devised the festival around the dinner table one evening. In the ensuing years, the festival has traveled around the world and been dubbed "the Woodstock of the Mind". That first festival lasted 3 days, the current festival had expanded to almost 2 weeks of literary events! #HistoryGetsLIT

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#OnThisDay in 1901 the Iowa Supreme Court gave its decision in the Cherry vs Des Moines Leader case, setting precedent for the right of the press to give fair comment. The Cherry Sisters were a touring vaudeville act, known for being, well, BAD. Their shtick was to act badly, sing badly, look unappealing, and then react with shock (and lawsuits) when reviewed badly. (Cont'd in comments) #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs They used the Supreme Court case as a performance opportunity. The legacy of their publicity stunt allows today's critics to be honest without fear of reprisal. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs (This is the entry for May 28! Weekend catch up time!) 1mo
mabell Ha! Just … wow 😂 1mo
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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#OnThisDay in 1922 Collier's Magazine published a new short story by F Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Inspiration for this tale of a man aging backwards came from a Mark Twain quote: "It is a pity that the best part of life comes at the beginning, and the worst part at the end." A 2008 film adaptation made some changes, incl changing Button's wife's name from Hildegarde to Daisy in a nod to Gatsby. #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory I really enjoyed this story 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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#OnThisDay in 1897 Bram Stoker's Dracula was published. Eight days earlier, Stoker had presented a stage adaptation of the novel in order to publicize his forthcoming novel and to secure the copyright. While the book sold reasonably well, it did not become a huge seller until the film adaptations began. Today, Dracula is the most-filmed fictional character ever (can anyone guess who comes in second?) #HistoryGetsLIT

KCofKaysville @TheKidUpstairs maybe Sherlock Holmes ?
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vivastory Hercule Poirot? Love Dracula BTW, it was richer and stranger than I expected 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Hamlet? 1mo
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batsy Hmm, I'm going with Sherlock as well :) 1mo
Simona I also think that is it Sherlock Holmes … 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @KCofKaysville @batsy and @simona are correct! Sherlock Holmes is a very close second with 254 appearances (Dracula is at 274). @MicheleinPhilly Hamlet is a great guess, he's up there, just shy of 200 appearances. @vivastory not Poirot, but I bet Agatha Christie adaptations would outpace Dracula if you put them all together! 1mo
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#OnThisDay in 1990 Alicia Girón García became the first female director of the Biblioteca Nacional de España. She began her career in 1969 in Madrid, and in the 80s she was deputy director-general of libraries within the Ministry of Culture, helping draft a law mandating a library in any settlement of over 5000 people. García was director for 2 years, during which time she implemented the country's interlibrary loan system. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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A singular portrait of Martha, a woman struggling to live through mental illness, and the effect on those who love her. Her acerbic wit brings a layer of humour, which lightens the frustration, anger, and heartbreak just enough to be tolerable but never not uncomfortable (please note that I mean that as a huge compliment, it is never meant to be a comfortable story). The portrayal of Martha's loved ones is beautifully rendered 👇

TheKidUpstairs (Cont'd) they are neither selfless helpers nor ignorantly helpless, but rather fully, genuinely human. They approach her with love and frustration and love their own lives in the midst. I cried a lot in the last 1/4, her mother's letter undid me. Highly recommend! 1mo
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Celestial Bodies | Jokha Alharthi
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#OnThisDay Catch Up Time!

May 21 - 2019 Celestial Bodies by Johka Alharthi (and translated by Marilyn Booth) became the first Arabic title to win the Man Booker International Prize.

May 22 - 1570 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), is the world's first atlas, published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps.

May 23 - 1943 Thomas Mann begins writing Dr Faustus

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#OnThisDay my area is dealing with the fall out of a massive wind storm yesterday. We are all okay, but the power is still out, internet is down, and cell service is spotty at best. The daily history posts will resume on the other side! #HistoryGetsLIT

BookishBelle Glad y‘all are okay! 1mo
DGRachel Glad everyone is okay! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Wow, glad you are ok. 1mo
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Ruthiella Hope things get back to normal soon. Glad you are okay! 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh my. Glad you‘re okay! 1mo
Susanita Yeah it just started POURING here. Stay safe!! 1mo
AmyG Whoa. Glad you are ok. 1mo
merelybookish Wow! Glad you're safe! 1mo
Cortg Yikes! We have severe thunderstorms now and my hike on Friday was cut short due to a tornado watch 😟 Be safe! 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence Oh my goodness! Be safe! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh no! I‘m glad to hear you‘re okay. ❤️❤️ 1mo
LiseWorks Yes, we had no power for 12 hours. But my daughter Renée (@ StayCurious) still has no power in Ottawa, and she has a baby. 1mo
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#OnThisDay in 1609 publisher and "procurer of manuscripts" issued the first publication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Without the bard's approval. While his decision to publish without permission earned him some disdain, it is unlikely to have had a lasting effect on his reputation, and Thorpe's order of the sonnets largely holds today. #HistoryGetsLIT

Leftcoastzen Such a nice post! 1mo
tpixie Very interesting!! 1mo
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