Category Archives: reading well

  1. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  2. Deep Reading, Lizard Feet, and Tough Cookies

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    August 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      Those immersed in the reading life know an engrossing dance of words and concepts can induced by good writing, …
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  3. Yogi, Gene, and Norman

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    January 9, 2016 by libroshombre

      Once Yogi Berra was asked to explain a particularly awful Yankees outing. “We made too many wrong mistakes,” he …
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  4. Feckless Similes and P.G. Wodehouse

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    November 19, 2014 by libroshombre

    The origin of the word “feck” arose following mention of P.G. Wodehouse’s skilled use of back-formations in last week’s column. …
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  5. Quintilianus, Writing and Reading Well, Wodehouse, and a few Tricolons

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    November 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    Novelist Stephen King says this to those wanting to be writers: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t …
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  6. Raymond Chandler and the Mystery of Libraries

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    October 23, 2014 by libroshombre

    One thing that really sets hard-boiled detective writer Raymond Chandler apart is his attention to details and quick, precise descriptions of …
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  7. Librarian Myths, Describing Windspeeds, and Magician Spies

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    October 16, 2014 by libroshombre

    Many popular assumptions about being a librarian couldn’t be more wrong. Take the most prevalent myth, that librarians spend their …
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