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Celebrating Independence a Day Early: A Delivery from the Library of America

With tomorrow being the US Independence day, what a better time than the day before the eve of the Fourth of July to receive a shipment from the Library of America (because it gives me time to photograph, write, caress, advertise, sniff, etc. 803 more words


Story of a Not-o-biography: Gertrude Stein's "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas"

Gertrude Stein was a spider. Gertrude Stein was a spider and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is her adept spinning of the intricate web of lives and stories that was the American expat scene of the Paris of the first half of the twentieth century. 564 more words


The Mail Came: Good Times in the Mind Palace

After several return-trips from the mailbox, empty-handed and thoroughly irked, and innumerable hopeful glances at the DHL tracking itinerary, I was finally able to make a triumphant return from the postbox today, brandishing my brown, cardboard trophy to the sun in a Rafiki-esque gesture, waiting for a crowd to emerge from over the hill and slow-clap me back to my apartment. 447 more words


June Book Haul

Hello fellow bookworms! It’s the end of June so I wanted to share with you my book haul for this month. I told myself that I would no longer buy books for this month since I had a huge book haul in May; however, that didn’t go to well. 404 more words

Just a quick note to point you towards my most recent book review for Full Stop, of Alice Becker-Ho’s The Essence of Jargon. A teaser: 49 more words


New scratch ‘n’ sniff edition of Roald Dahl’s The Twits

Roald Dahl’s Mr Twit is a foul and smelly old man with a filthy beard filled with such disgusting leftover food as maggoty green cheese, a mouldy cornflake and a slimy tinned sardine. 103 more words