Category Archives: libraries

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Castigators, Correcters, and Compassion

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    January 10, 2021 by libroshombre

                Anti-democracy insurgents are storming the Capitol Building and holding Congress hostage as I write this, while the President refuses …
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  5. 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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  6. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  7. Hotdogs, Vaccinations, and Tree Bending Poets

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    October 16, 2020 by libroshombre

                Dipping a toe into the Internet’s torrent of real and unreal information is all that’s required for a full …
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  8. Founts, Gags, and Reality

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    October 2, 2020 by libroshombre

                A “fount of knowledge” is “a person, organization, book, etc. that provides reliable information, advice, or ideas,” according to …
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  9. Browsing Shelves, Sacrificing Children, and Virile Bridegrooms

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    September 18, 2020 by libroshombre

                Browsing well-stocked libraries is a booklover’s delight and one many of us are missing while our public library’s shelves …
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  10. Communicating, Grooming, and Gossiping

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    September 10, 2020 by libroshombre

                Some books really stick with you, and Harold Innis’ “Empire and Communications” is one of mine.  It’s “a sweeping …
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