Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Last Bookshop

Picture this: at some future time a bored boy sits in a room with blank white walls and conjures up a hologram in the air.  That’s his entertainment system.  Suddenly the hologram disappears and he is unable to retrieve it. … Continue reading

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Words at Play

Most of the suitcases we use today open at the top to display one large compartment into which we can place our clothes.  Long ago there was a suitcase called a portmanteau (see photo below) that opened at the middle, … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

A new movie based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third novel, The Great Gatsby, is about to be released, and the novel itself is still one of Amazon’s top 100 sellers in books.  Why is it still so popular?  Richard Brody … Continue reading

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