Stretching the bibliophile’s budget

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I’m failing my own Pulitzer Project

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Do you make reading goals?


Mating, molting, and the joy of making music every 17 years

Holes made by emerging periodic cicadas in Central Illinois. Photo: Melissa Gouty

“Listen. Just Listen.”


Great publicity for around $50

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Book cover art as postcard promotion


Curated pieces, May 1 — May 31, 2021

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Has something changed?


Cool presents for word-workers

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Every day is a great day to give a gift


(Think $400,000)

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What the modern world is missing out on


A Sciku of admiration for these noble lives

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“Aged and Ageless” A Sciku of Trees:


More about writing than faith

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In retrospect, my hesitation at reading The Book of Longings is laughable


Curated in April 2021

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“Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”

I’m Curious…(Aren’t we all?)

Melissa Gouty

Writer, teacher, speaker, and observer of human nature. Creative content for the literary world. Follow me at LiteratureLust.com, Twitter, or Facebook.

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