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Collecting Books Doesn’t Count as Hoarding

Are you hoarder or a collector of books? It doesn't matter how you stack them, if you love buying books,...
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Twain Quote – The Heart is the True Fountain of Youth

The quote is from the personal journals of Mark Twain. Stay young at heart... stay young! Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08S58RG8G...
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Some People are Just Nuts T-Shirt

I just love wearing a shirt with a saying that is #unexpected! At first one would think it's going to...
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Tremble Chin, Poetry that Explores Everyday Life

It's just a simple book of 19 heartfelt poems. More or less a journal of observations spanning a couple of...
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Terry Kay, A Great Southern Writer

The first book I read by Terry Kay was "To Dance with the White Dog" (1990). I am just in...
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Sequels in Novels

It started with television series. A show that holds your attention by continuing a story from one season to the...
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George MacDonald Fraser and the Incomparable Flashman

Pictured here is my well worn copy of the first Flashman novel I ever read.  It has since been around...
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Mark Twain

Two Cards from St. Louis

Recently I purchased a post card for my collection.  It was to be a duplicate, but I wanted it all...
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Patrick Rothfuss, More Than an Epic Fantasy Writer

Courtesy of Kyle Cassidy Although Patrick Rothfuss writes fantasy novels, his epics have the feeling of historical novels. They are...
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Robert Sabuda and Pop-Up Books

  Robert Sabuda is a gifted artist who has experimented with many forms of illustration. His most notable body of...
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A Fun, New Murder Mystery series by Steve Hockensmith and Lisa Falco

I recently learned that Steve Hockensmith has a new book out.  The White Magic Five & Dime is a contemporary...
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Using Kindle as a Tool for Learning Another Language

  I have struggled with learning Spanish, mostly on my own, for a number of years. I know there is...
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Book Sculptures

Recently I came across a web site with wonderful book art; very original. Jodi Harvey-Brown definitely has a talent for...
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Hardcover versus Paperback versus Audio Book versus eBook

There are some who say that audio books and eBooks will eventually replace hardcover and paperback books. It is true...
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Nature

Juvenile Blue Bird

We found this bird under a tree on its back and unable to move. Setting it upright resulted in it falling...
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Mark Twain

The Real Huck Finn??

For as long as I can recall, it has been my understanding that the real inspiration for Mark Twain’s character,...
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Tips on Determining the Value of Your Books

The following is a reprint from the Bookscout's Corner on  www.oldalgonquin.com with permission from John Dunning. Desirability: Judging value of...
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Booked to Die – My First Collectible Book Purchase

I didn’t read books unless I had to for school assignments, until I met Steve.  Not long after we started...
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Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Quick Thinking Saved Old Man Hankinson

This is an old, clipped newspaper article (newspaper unknown and date unknown) titled and sub-titled: GOT MARK TWAIN STIRRED UP...
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Travel

The Town of Books, Hay-on-Wye

Anyone who loves looking at collectible books or out-of-print books would also love a trip to the town of books,...
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