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The Book Lovers' Miscellany
The Book Lovers' Miscellany | Claire Cock-Starkey
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Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world?Highbrow to lowbrow, all aspects of the book are celebrated and explored in 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany'. From a list of unfinished novels, a short history of the comic, the story behind Mills and Boon and an entry on books printed with mistakes, to a guide to the colours of Penguin paperback jackets and a list of the most influential academic books of all time.Between these pages you will discover the history of paper, binding, printing and dust jackets; which books have faced bans; which are the longest established literary families; and which bestsellers were initially rejected. You can explore the output of the most prolific writers and marvel at the youth of the youngest published authors; learn which natural pigments were used to decorate a medieval bible; and what animal is needed for the making of vellum.The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing.
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• I'm going to be super-sad when #WinterGames is over at the end of the month, so I'm already looking for cool Litsy challenges for 2020. I think I've found one!! This one seems pretty manageable 🙂 Can't wait to get started •

#HappyNewYear #2020LitsyChallenges #challenges #booklover #ReadWithMrBook

MrBook Very glad to have you on-board ☺️😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗!!! 2mo
Readage @MrBook 👍😁 2mo
LeshaMac I think I can manage this! 4d
Readage @LeshaMac 👍😉 4d
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• Good night #Littens...see you all tomorrow!! ☃️🎄I'm having so much FUN playing the #WinterGames with the outstanding #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️🎄 You‘ve rocked it today! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Omigod! This took me forever to do, but it‘s fun!
1. Ruby Rose (kind of a cheat, because this is from the TV show, but I read the book before there even WAS a tv show (“Orange is the New Black”).
2. You can barely make it out, but no. 2 is a mini-bookshelf that I got when I graduated. And I love it!
3. See quote.
4. My cat, Raylan Givens, makes me soooo happy!
👋 to @Cinfhen @TK-421 just to thank you guys for your monthly post prompts.

TK-421 Aww you‘re welcome! Thank you for playing! Seeing everyone‘s posts makes my day every day 😊 9mo
gradcat @TK-421 They make my day, too, really. I love to see what everyone comes up with. ❤️👍 9mo
Klou You did it! Yay! 🎉 Love the quote!!! 😍 9mo
gradcat @Klou Thank you! I loved doing this one!! 🥰👋♥️ 9mo
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Cambridge University Press is the oldest printer and the oldest publishing house in the world (printing since 1584). Love these little factoids😊

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Here‘s a few of my favorite bookish items!

Day - 15 #favoritebookishmerch #septinbooks18

Velvetfur Well, I just LOVE that mug! Where's it from, please? 1y
DivineDiana And you wore the dress well! ❤️ 1y
EadieB @Velvetfur Just google “book mugs a day without reading” and you can order a mug from your choice of places. 1y
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EadieB @DivineDiana Thanks! 1y
Velvetfur @EadieB Oh cool, thanks! I thought it was from a specific place so it's good to know i can compare prices 😀 1y
EadieB @Velvetfur I have about 1/2 dozen mugs with quotes so you should check out others too. Just google “book mugs.” I found some that were on sale and a good bargain! 1y
Velvetfur @EadieB Thank you, I've been having a good look around 😀 1y
EadieB @Velvetfur Would be nice to use for Book Clubs! 1y
rabbitprincess Haha that mug is so true! 1y
EadieB @rabbitprincess So true for me too! 1y
Libby1 Wonderful! And Dissolution is an excellent book, too. 1y
EadieB @Libby1 A great series. I‘m getting ready to read 1y
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August 9: Happy Book Lover‘s Day!! This is just one bookshelf of many crammed into my little apartment 🤩🤩 and they‘re all crammed with my darling books 📚📚📚📚 #bookstagramreadsAugust

QuietlyLaura I see a lot of wonderful books on your shelf! 1y
CoverToCoverGirl J R Ward is awesome! Lovely books, lovely shelf! 1y
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I love anything bookish! Here are a few of my favorite bookish items! I‘m going to wear my dress to the Litsy meet and greet in Philly on Sunday!

#bookishmerchyoulove #julyinbooks18 @bookisglee @beachbookworm7

BethM I adore all of this! 2y
SledgeReader So jealous in so many ways! You are rockin‘ it @EadieB 2y
DivineDiana Looking forward to meeting you and seeing this fab dress in person! ❤️ 2y
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brandymuses That dress is amazing. 2y
EadieB @DivineDiana Can‘t wait to meet you too! I‘ve got lots of books to giveaway. I‘ll check your TBR and see what I have to give you. I‘m going to fill my car because I need to get rid of them. lol 2y
EadieB @brandymuses Thanks! I saw a picture on FB and had to have it. 2y
DivineDiana @EadieB So nice of you! 2y
SilversReviews I LOVE everything!! Have fun at the Litsy meet and greet!! The mug‘s saying is THE BEST!! 2y
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👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 this...this right here...all useful guidelines you learn very quickly in journalism...if you‘re paying attention and want to improve your writing, that is

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• This one is tiny and super-cute. Today‘s takeaway is the section on “ten notable works which have faced bans.”

1. Spycatcher
2. Lady Chatterley‘s Lover
3. Wild Swans
4. All Quiet on the Western Front
5. Doctor Zhivago
6. 1984
7. Ulysses
8. The Satanic Verses
9. The Well of Loneliness
10. The Grapes of Wrath

Naturally, I want to read them all 🤗 Which ones have YOU read? •

Sophoclessweetheart I have read and loved Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and 1984. All quiet in the western front is on my wish list. X 2y
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• thank you Read It Forward for your great bookish graphics •

#vday #love #booklove #booklovers #readers #bookworms #ReadItForward