Category Archives: books

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Dirt, Silence, and Bibliomania

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    August 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    When considering the crucial role played by libraries in promoting societal well-being and the years of cuts – financial, staffing, …
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  5. How Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, and I Are Alike

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    August 14, 2019 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill 479-4344                                                   July 18, 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson claimed that, “To forget oneself is to be …
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  6. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

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    May 13, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here’s a story about a pricelessly unique 16th century book that’s just been rediscovered that describes 15,000 other books. Last …
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  7. Zippy, Joyce, and Margaret

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    February 21, 2019 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                              January 31, 2019 A recent Zippy the Pinhead comic strip reminded me of how …
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  8. Pops, Pies, and Humor

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    October 19, 2018 by libroshombre

    Reading and ice cream are delightful summer pursuits, although only the former’s good for you. Summer reading’s typically light and …
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  9. 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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  10. 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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