Category Archives: books

  1. Murders, Measuers, and MSG

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  2. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  3. Dirt, Silence, and Bibliomania

    Leave a comment

    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, …
    Continue reading

  4. How Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, and I Are Alike

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  5. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  6. Zippy, Joyce, and Margaret

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  7. Pops, Pies, and Humor

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  8. Book Buying, Book Reading, and Book Loving

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  9. Nero, Thi, and Horatio

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

  10. Bibliothecarial Ignorance and School Boards

    Leave a comment

    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 …
    Continue reading

Archives