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A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method Joyce.

"Kiss me again, but don't let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer--but yours! How can I?"  - Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 15

Why Wuthering Heights inspires me.

The Art of Children's Picture Books: Wuthering Heights, Fritz Eichenberg

With Shuddering Fall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

With Shuddering Fall by Joyce Carol Oates - book cover, description, publication history.

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 by [Oates, Joyce Carol]

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: Joyce Carol Oates “ “How lovely this world is, really: one simply has to look.” ” Joyce Carol Oates on wonder, consciousness, and the art of beholding.

The elements of Style (Fiftieth Anniversary Edition) Strunk and White

“Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.” – William Strunk and E. White, The Elements of Style, 1959

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women by Mia E. Bay; these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture.

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) edited by Mia Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara Dianne Savage

A Train in Winter ~was on my to read list.  Historical non-fiction about women in the underground during WWII in war-ravaged Europe.

A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

31 "Must Read" Books: A crowd sourced list of ultimate favorite books. A master list of books worth reading! | musicalpoem

31 “Must Read” Books: A Crowd Sourced List of Ultimate Favorites

The magic 5 hours for a successful marriage. What's the difference between a successful marriage and a lackluster one? Surprisingly, it's just 5 hours a week.

The Magic Five Hours for a Successful Marriage

The magic 5 hours for a successful marriage. Whats the difference between a successful marriage and a lackluster one? Surprisingly, its just 5 hours a week. And it doesnt have to cost a dime.

37 Best Books Every Woman Should Read - B&C Creative Blogging

37 Best Books Every Women Should Read

Martinus.sk > Knihy: Malé ženy (Louisa May Alcott)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - read to me by my grandmother

So, I knew it was coming… the part of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up when it would get weird. And well, today it happened. Marie Kondo suggests that folding clothes transfers energy. And I responded, “Weird.” She suggested thanking …

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Review (Part 3)

So, I knew it was coming… the part of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up when it would get weird. And well, today it happened. Marie Kondo suggests that folding clothes transfers energy. And I responded, “Weird.” She suggested thanking …

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