Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lagniappe

Sherlock Holmes and reincarnations of him just keep coming and coming and coming. If you’re a Holmes fan you’ll enjoy this BBC article about the greatest detective who never lived. — — — — — How many named characters are … Continue reading

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Reading Notes

Some people are born with the inability to concentrate for a long period of time on one thing. Some people, for instance, have to explore different types of literature rather than concentrate on one type such as romances, mysteries, science … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

Have you ever wondered what books famous people – including but not only other writers – had in their personal libraries? The Millions offers us a peek at some notable examples.  — — — — —  What are Ivy League … Continue reading

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How to Read More Books

I have always loved reading. I have also always been a verrrrry, verrrrry slow reader. When I was in college I bought a paperback book titled Faster Reading Self-Taught. Unfortunately, I couldn’t wade through it. I had no better results … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“In short, it has been shown that no man can sit down to write without a very profound design. Thus to authors in general much trouble is spared. A novelist, for example, need have no care of his moral. It … Continue reading

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