Category Archives: Books

Herbert Loves Me, and Other Weird Things Librarians Hear

Librarians are not known for their lovability. Lost in reminiscing, my grandpa once reflected, “I was scared of the library ladies.” When pressed for details, he paused, and his left eyelid twitched. Finally, he muttered, “They shushed people.” Indeed. Generally, … Continue reading

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Summer – Our Shared Past

Summertime. You’ve taken your own sweet time this year, haven’t you? Please, I’m not trying to make you feel guilty, just stating the facts. Besides, I only mentioned it because of our past together… I’ve missed you. In all honesty, … Continue reading

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Sweet Serenity

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Who’s the Idiot Who Called It the “Common Cold”?

I am generally a stoic person, rarely crying at sad movies and laughing hysterically when I hit my funny bone, as I run in panicky, pained circles. Blood does not horrify me, I have a high pain tolerance, and I … Continue reading

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Bookworm Problems

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How to Get Four C.S. Lewis e-Books for $9.96

Yo! C.S. Lewis fans assemble! I have an amazing opportunity for you. I just scored four C.S Lewis e-books – “Screwtape Letters” (enhanced edition), “Out of the Silent Planet”, “Perelandra”, and “That Hideous Strength” – for under $10. If you are one … Continue reading

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Defined by Mr. Rochester

“But, I like this one.” The expressive eyebrow quirks. You grimace, for you know what’s coming. “Do you really, dear?” The patronizing smile appears. “I never, in a million years, would have thought you would like that one.” Have you … Continue reading

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Basketball and Me – It’s Complicated

Ever since I can remember, basketball and I have cherished a unique relationship. As a little girl, I absolutely loved it. Perched on a wooden bleacher, my legs swinging in the exciting, black space below, my nose never left the … Continue reading

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Thoughtfully Unaware

“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

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The Mystery Poet

“Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away ere break of day To seek the pale enchanted gold. The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, While hammers fell like ringing bells In places … Continue reading

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