Monthly Archives: January 2015


If you only know Laura Ingalls Wilder through her Little House books, you don’t really know her.  Her recently published autobiography gives us a look at 16 years of her life, and it’s not all fit for kids to read.  … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month – January 2015

This quiz is based on questions in the Trivial Pursuit Book Lover’s Edition.  I hope you enjoy it.  You can find the answers at my Quiz Answers page. “No animals shall wear clothes,” is one of the commandments in this … Continue reading

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Words At Play

While reading a very interesting book I noticed that the author used a common cliché that was totally inconsistent with the level of writing in the rest of the book.  It distracted me.  It made me wonder why the author … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

There has been a mystery book sculptor in the Edinburgh area for a few years now.  No one ever sees who leaves these breathtaking miniatures, and the pieces may not be found right away due to where they are left.  … Continue reading

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The Paris Review Interviews

The Paris Review, a quarterly literary magazine, was started in Paris in 1953 by George Plimpton, Harold L. Humes, and Peter Matthiessen.  William Styron stated the magazine’s goal in the first issue: “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and … Continue reading

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The Baker Street Irregulars

On January 6, 1934 author and Doubleday editor Christopher Morley, who was a big Sherlock Holmes fan, created a group that he called The Baker Street Irregulars (BSI).  It was named after a group of London street urchins who occasionally … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.  Today, for instance, as man and woman, both lover and mistress, I rode in a forest on … Continue reading

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