Category Archives: books

  1. Curious Cabinets, Pig Pianos, and Lonesome-Fret

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Lonesome-Fret” is a condition described as “the feeling of restlessness or unease that comes from being on your own …
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  2. Tsundoku, Eco, and Antilibraries

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    February 25, 2021 by libroshombre

                “He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, all of admirable flavor,” according to the Victorian writer …
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  3. Stupid Thorns and Sassy Emoticons

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    February 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                Old BBC Britcoms provides excellent escape from the pandemic to carefree, less restrictive times for my cellmate and me.  …
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  4. Reading: A Pandemic Silver Lining

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    January 28, 2021 by libroshombre

                The last time the US Capitol was ransacked, it was by the British who also destroyed the nascent national …
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  5. Laughing at Pandemics, Kings, and Abracadabra

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    January 14, 2021 by libroshombre

                Merriam-Webster.com has announced that, “based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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