Category Archives: reading well

  1. Gallivanting with Montaigne and Reading Deeply

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    October 9, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Gallivant” is my word for the week. It means “roaming about in search of pleasure, and that describes my general …
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  2. Demonyms, Pendants, and Reading for Fun

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    October 2, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Generous” and “thoughtful” were labels that came to mind when I received a book in the mail titled “Labels for …
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  3. Mansplaining, 1616, and Buying Books

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    September 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Cicero the Roman once wrote, “Old nature is by nature rather talkative,” and, being something of a chatterbox all my …
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  4. Bathroom Libraries, Scottish War Cries and Language Mutations

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    September 4, 2014 by libroshombre

    The British writer Holbrook Jackson once said, “Your library is your portrait,” but he was speaking only of people who …
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  5. Therapeutic Reading, Raymond Chandler, and the Library of America

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    August 28, 2014 by libroshombre

    Some anonymous ancient wise guy once called his library “a hospital of the mind.” That applies to my personal library, …
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  6. Musical Compulsions, Analog Reading, and Smelly Books

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    August 7, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Preference” is defined in Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” as “a sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous …
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  7. New Books To Foist Off Alzheimer’s

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    July 3, 2014 by libroshombre

    “The Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming” theme from “The Music Man” always resounds in the background as I drive home …
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