Category Archives: books

  1. Book Buying, Book Reading, and Book Loving

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    October 17, 2018 by libroshombre

    Upon my arrival in Fairbanks in 1990, former State Senator Charlie Parr recommended I read “Generations: The History of America’s …
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  2. Nero, Thi, and Horatio

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    September 25, 2018 by libroshombre

      It’s true that lately I go to bed nightly with a corpulent, orchid-loving genius: Nero Wolfe, the best literary …
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  3. Bibliothecarial Ignorance and School Boards

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    January 29, 2018 by libroshombre

      Adolph Hitler’s better known than Dr. Dee, Queen Elizabeth I’s one-man think tank, but both were involved in the …
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  4. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  5. Explicating Cussing and Cussing Book Tieves

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      “Cussin’” arose the other day while discussing the differences between the terms “expletive” and explicative,” and this triggered a …
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  6. Skunks, Pack Horse Librarians, and Emergency Rooms for the Mind

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    July 4, 2017 by libroshombre

      There’s a set of values held in common by public librarians everywhere: a love of books and belief in …
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  7. Odors, Cursive, and Reading

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    June 8, 2017 by libroshombre

      Reading a new library book by Keith Houston titled “The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the most Powerful Object …
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  8. Flogging, Peacocks, and Thicknesse

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    May 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Teaching an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class on Patrick O’Brian was more involved than anticipated. Having read (and listened …
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  9. Abhorring Information Banning

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    April 24, 2017 by libroshombre

      A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the …
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  10. Service Animals, Sheepskins, and Marc Antony’s Gift

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    March 23, 2017 by libroshombre

      No one at my library school ever mentioned a number of items that would later loom large. For example, …
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