Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lagniappe

I recently ran across a wonderful resource for book lovers.  It’s called The Literature Network, and it’s one of those websites that you will explore for many happy hours.  At the website you will find information on hundreds or authors … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month

I run across some very interesting words as I read. Twenty of them are the subject of this quiz. See if you can determine the meaning of each of the words below before you look at the answers on my … Continue reading

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The Art of Change Ringing

In most countries church bells are rung in order to call people to worship or for some other specific religion-related reasons, and at times church bells are rung to play songs. But England is different. There, bells are rung in … Continue reading

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Consider This

Changes in a technology create peripheral business opportunities – business opportunities that make some people very wealthy – that would not have made sense before that technology existed. One example of new business opportunities is associated with the book business … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“In Madame Bovary Flaubert never allows anything to go on too long; he can suggest years of boredom in a paragraph, capture the essence of a character in a single conversational exchange, or show us the gulf between his soulful … Continue reading

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Did You Know . . . ?

In chapter II of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, Dr. Watson mentions Edgar Allan Poe’s creation, the French detective C. Auguste Dupin to his friend Sherlock Holmes. As you will note below, Holmes was not impressed. “It is … Continue reading

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