Sunday morning is the Book Thread at Ace of Spades HQ. ace.mu.nu
Omni corrumpuntur et intabescunt in tempore; Saturnus quos generat devorare non cessat; … Or if you prefer… All things are corrupted and decay in time; Saturn ceases not to devour the children that he generates; all the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, if God had not provided mortals with the remedy
Thumbing through the “Literature” section of this month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1919), I came across two brief paragraphs on The Family Library. They were followed by several lists (in 6 pt. font– I measured!) recommending books for a small home library, and the children’s library (by age
Via Powerline’s “The Week in Pictures“ Here is a history of the book carousel / book wheel. A bit more.
The Art of Presenting Food Sallie Y. Williams, Hearst Books, New York, 1982. I’m not a huge fan of aspic but this is quite lovely, don’t you think? Cucumber slices at one side of the platter is a nice touch. So is the salad fork. Once the aspic has been made, putting eggs in aspic
No animal has been subjected to a more careful study within recent yea than than the house fly. The reason for this is that the house fly distributes the germs of various diseases, thus causing the death of thousands of human beings every year. Practical Zoology. Robert W. Hegner. The Macmillan Company, New York. 1915. And
Great Books as Life-Teachers (1898)
We gave Miss M a hat for her birthday. She said although she loved the five volume bibliography of english literature, she really really loved the hat. It has “47” stamped on the inside. ?? The manufacture’s name? 4-7. April 7. Duh. Can I pick ’em or what? And here’s what happened earlier today that