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3. Did you know that Louisa May Alcott preferred to write smut and violence? Or that Maya Angelou wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings on dare? I didn't either. Check out some other interesting literary tidbits (and more information on these two) over on BookRiot in this post: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School.
4. This one isn't new, but if anyone else happens to have read Gwen Hayes' Falling Under which I reviewed recently, I spotted this exclusive scene told from Hayden's point of view that was posted over on Dark Faerie Tales last summer.
5. This one isn't book related, but it's a really sweet essay over on The Yellow House posted just in time for Valentine's Day. The writer reflects on her family and the legacy of her grandparents who had 17 children. Yes, you read that correctly.
6. But if Valentine's Day isn't your thing and you're totally sick of all the lovey dovey crap you've been seeing all week, check out this Valentines Schmalentines post from Nightmare on Bookstreet. It's a little bit serious, but mostly funny and features some rather interesting artwork.
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7. And last, but not least, we have A Brief History of the 'Sorcerer's Stone' Covers over on Hypable that takes us back through the years and across the continents, showing us many of the different visual reincarnations of this beloved series. I was surprised to find a US cover I had never seen before -- a pretty rare Scholastic School Market edition (for more about my childhood love of Scholastic, check out this post.) This, of course, comes on the heels of the announcement about the upcoming release of the new 15th anniversary paperback editions of the books with amazing new cover artwork (eeee!)