Category Archives: books

  1. Harems, Parties, and Understanding

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    December 17, 2020 by libroshombre

                Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man’s library is a sort of a harem,” and booklovers know a person’s …
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  2. Cannibals, Spies, and Rogue Librarians

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    December 12, 2020 by libroshombre

                In “You Only Live Twice,” the recently deceased Sean Connery portrayed his iconic James Bond spy character pretending to …
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  3. Covid, Euclid, and the Isle of Demons

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    September 24, 2020 by libroshombre

                A series of unfortunate events crippled my understanding of algebra, but geometry made sense, thanks to Pete Johnson, my …
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  4. Books, Bells, and Morals

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    September 3, 2020 by libroshombre

                It’s fascinating how the human mind skips around, sometimes fruitfully, like recent consideration of a naked pig-chasing man leading …
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  5. Inspiring Explorers and Magnates

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                I adore people and things that incite my curiosity and desire to learn.  For example, every edition of Lapham’s …
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  6. Earwax, Book Banning, and the Mat-Su School Board

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

    “Worrisome thoughts and their resulting feelings are a form of self-strangulation,” according to life-style philosopher Andrew J. Bernstein.  “They not …
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  7. Harry Stuff, Stargazy Pie, and Escapism

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

      Horror writer maintained that, “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality,” …
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  8. Mini-circuses, Mini-tomes, and Mini-libraries

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    April 2, 2020 by libroshombre

    Playwright Chu-Win observed that “Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day …
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  9. Murders, Measuers, and MSG

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    March 31, 2020 by libroshombre

    Shakespeare wrote in “Titus Andronicus” that “Sorrow concealèd, like an oven stopped,/ Doth burn the heart to cinders where it …
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  10. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

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    March 30, 2020 by libroshombre

    One’s personal collection of books, or lack thereof, is often interesting, hence my curiosity about other people’s libraries.  Perhaps a …
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