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10 literary classics you can totally read in a week or less

Now that the cold weather is here in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere, many of you are flocking to week-long resorts in tropical destinations. Lots of you read on the beach — there's even a sub-genre called "beach reads." If you're thinking about what to bring and you've been shying away from the "literature" or "classics" sections of your bookstore, fear not: this English literature graduate has some great classics you can polish off quickly while soaking in the sunshine.

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What do I do with all of these bookmarks?

Over the years, I've purchased or been given many lovely bookmarks (especially since I'm known to be an avid reader). More and more, though, I'm reading ebooks, and even using bookmarks as designed seems like an imperfect way to see and show off all of my favorite designs. What are some better/other ways to display or make use of my bookmarks?

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The perfect gift for the library nerd in your life?

Oh man. I know there are a ton of you who know (or ARE) the uber-book nerd librarian types who would deeply appreciate this Personal Library Book Sharing Kit from Plasticland.

I mean, it's got a date stamp! It's got self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, and even its own little fussy pencil. For me personally, when I loan out books I just assume they're being gifted, but if you or one of your book nerd friends love to keep track of your loaners… SQUEE!