Normally I reserve my Bibliophile posts for book reviews. However, today’s Forgotten English Desk Calendar had the following as it’s daily entry: do-withall I cannot do-withall, I cannot help it. This phrase is not uncommon in early writers. ~ James Halliwell’s A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from [...]View Article
Every year right around Christmas time I get an itching to read books about Christmas. This year I selected two volumes, The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford and History of the Snowman by Bob Eckstein. Today I would like to discuss the former of the two. We headed out to William & Mary’s [...]View Article
Amazon Kindle iPhone style I have to admit, the minute that Amazon came out with the Kindle I was flat out annoyed. Books are meant to be held, leafed through, treasured. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life amassing an actual library. Last January my Dear Hubby agreed to purchasing Levenger’s BookBoxes® and [...]View Article
By and large, I find books superior to film. I can often be heard complaining and moaning about how the directors messed it all up, they cut pivotal scenes, the art department built the sets wrong, and that the authors should be on the wire contacting lawyers at this very moment to sue the film industry for destroying their fantastic work of literary art.
I feel so strongly about this philosophy of book reading vs. film viewing that I own the Threadless shirt “Movies: Ruining the Book since 1920″ and I wear it often.View Article
1. Take the first 5 books off your bookshelf. 2. Book #1 — write the first sentence of Chapter #1 3. Book #2 — write the last sentence on page #50 4. Book #3 — write the 2nd sentence on page #100 5. Book #4 — write the next to the last sentence on page [...]View Article