Tag Archives: reading well

  1. Skimming, Scanning, and Illiteracy

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    August 22, 2016 by libroshombre

      The French started using the term “desperer: to be dismayed, lose hope, despair” in the 1300s, an especially horrible …
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  2. Old Water, Tear Topography, and Why Geezers Grin

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    December 25, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Water is the driving force of all nature,” observed Leonardo da Vinci, and earth’s water predates the sun, according to …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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