Monthly Archives: July 2013

Did You Know . . . ?

Joseph Heller planned to title his novel Catch-18 until he found out that Leon Uris was about to publish Mila 18.  Then the search was on to find a number other than 18.  He and his publisher finally agreed on … Continue reading

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The DSM-5 and You

There is a new book out that you have probably never heard of, and even more likely have never read even though it is on the Amazon top 100 list.  (It was number 7 when I wrote this post a … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

Barnes & Noble, the sole remaining nation-wide brick and mortar bookstore chain, recently revealed that its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter decreased to $1.3 billion – a drop of 7.4 percent as compared to the same period last year.  … Continue reading

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What Should We Do?

My recent post on author and convicted murderer Anne Perry has brought me a few responses along the lines of “I’m shocked.  I had no idea that she was a murderer.”  And that has made me wonder what our response … Continue reading

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Readings I’ve Enjoyed – “Boule de Suif” by Guy de Maupassant

“Boule de Suif” is one of my favorite short stories.  It was written by the great French writer Guy de Maupassant in 1880.  To read it, go to my page Readings I’ve Enjoyed.

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