#JazzAgeJune A Reading Event!

  "The restlessness approached hysteria. The parties were bigger. The shows were bigger. The pace was faster,...the buildings higher, the morals looser." F. Scott Fitzgerald I am teaming up with Fanda of Fanda Classiclit (and creator of the wonderful poster above) for Jazz Age June, a reading event from June 1-30, that explores the 1920s …

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The Case of the Silent ‘W’

Specifically the ‘w’ in sword. I like to pronounce it when I am talking to myself or reading aloud an old poem. Speaking the ‘w’ sounds more noble and knightly and easier to see in my mind’s eye two brave knights fighting for the honor of their queen wielding their s’w’ords, rather than their ‘sords.’ …

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The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells (1898)

My Edition: Title: War of the Worlds Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Tor Year: 1988, text of the original 1898 edition Pages: 204 Synopsis: Goodreads No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as moral …

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‘Purposeless Walking’ is my Saving Grace

If there is only ONE thing you will ever know about me (but I hope there is more!), know this: I 'just walk' every day. Sometimes more than once . No phone, no dog, nothing but me and my thoughts. I have my routes, but I often veer off of them. I always walk in the …

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Classics Club Spin #11

My first Classics Club Spin! This will help me as I organize my reading for the next few months, and I need that, because, oh my, I get distracted with all that’s out there and not on my 5 year list! The deal: Choose twenty books from your aforementioned list, number them 1-20 and put …

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Putnam’s Minute-a-Day English for Busy People, Edwin Hamlin Carr (1921)

Or “Let me give a Resume of the Subject” [i] My public library is one of my favorite places to buy used books. In a large area of the lobby, there are rows and rows of books spanning all categories. My favorite is the one they call ‘vintage.’ Mostly acquired from estate sales these are …

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