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I know, I am still in the middle of my fall reading! Plus, my boyfriend passed along a fantastic book about language that has been quite fun—in the strictest intellectual-kind-of-fun—to read: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature. Regardless, I am still working my way through The Bell Jar and today my next batch of books has arrived:

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe
I looked for this book in every bookstore I visited this past year, but no luck. The way this book is compiled is fantastic – you can view the handwritten stationery that Monroe used, and typed versions are displayed on opposite pages. Plus, a little historical backstory about her life at the time is included and it’s fascinating to see how events and people in her life affected her writing.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips
I read a review about this book earlier in the week and was struck by a few of the quotes. I find that books about writing by authors are hit or miss – I am hoping this book, since it is not written by Hemingway himself, will have a more objective view of the craft.

Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz
Horowitz is the force behind the Freelancer’s Union, which I’ve mentioned in a few posts here. I thought it was about time to add it to my freelance writing library collection.

What book have you most recently purchased?