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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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If You Give a Girl the Flu…

If you give a girl the flu… She may become sick. (Or not, if she is freakishly healthful). But probably so. And if she becomes sick, she will most likely experience new sensations such as her insides requesting a transferral … 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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A Bookish Christmas Tree

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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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My Not-So-Secret Life

I bought a book yesterday. The most gorgeous book ever. It was the penultimate of what every book should feel, look, and emote like. Lest you think I jest, let me describe it for you. Golden, embossed lettering lured me from … Continue reading

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Wanted: Your Bookish Expertise

I have been notified, by my mother, that I have a birthday coming up. I have further been informed that I have given her nothing to work with in the way of birthday wishes – therefore, she is falling back … Continue reading

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