Pocket Univ. has returned to the classroom. There’ll be no more of this new fangled on-line “learning” at PktU. Please take your seats and open your books to page 81 of Volume VIII.
Arrived three days earlier than expected! Twenty-three volumes. How terribly exciting!! Off to catalog.
… yesterday really put me in the mood to spend some time with my little home library. I am ashamed to say I have neglected my Preserving Western Culture One Crappy Old Book at a Time project in recent months. In fact, I’ve only added eighteen volumes to my library since last October. One, Beautiful
I was examining one of the — I’ll actually count, hold on– eight (not counting the 18 which are assigned) crappy old books on my desk. Seventy Years of Textbook Publishing: A History of Ginn and Company 1867-1937 (1938) may not be for you, but it’s perfect lunch reading for me. That, of course, got
The distain that some ever so very smart folks have for you & me is stunning. The best advice I can give to anyone who does weeding of a library collection is to take your time. Go as slowly as is practical and put some thought into the process. Not only will you make better,
Hahaha. I’m just looking on Amazon for the link and I see one hardcover volume of this work is selling for $1799.99. Let me see if I can find one that’s less expensive. Much better. There’s also a Kindle edition and I think this is it at Gutenberg. How do we find ourselves lunching with
Detroit’s East side Public Library The photos of the Detroit Ruins captured in Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s book, The Ruins of Detroit, have been floating around the World Wide Web for quite some time. This one is particularly disturbing to me.I poked around a bit to see exactly which branch of the Detroit Public
Via Instapundit.com linking to Patterico’s Pontifications: Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases. I’d seen the bit about the gun registry the other day and thought, “But of course.” But this was the first mention of BOOKS I’d
You may have heard that some federal government agents of our employees have taken an interest in what United States citizens we– their employers– are reading. Here’s my partial list, in case anyone’s interested. Good Lord! I missed one! The Founders’ Almanac: A Practical Guide to the Notable Events, Greatest Leaders & Most Eloquent Words
Not really, but that sure is what it feels like.I don’t like to make excuses, but this is the best I got by way of explanation for my silence recently: I am cataloging my books. (Plus, putting in the rest of the garden.) These will be #357-366. Cataloging and tagging crappy old books (and new
I hummed a tune in my head in great detail for about 30 minutes and then asked myself, “What is this tune?” Turns out it was something from Carmen, and try as I might, I cannot recreate it now in my head. But it led me to remember what I’d asked for, and forgotten that
April 8, 1513: Ponce de Leon landed in Florida near the present site of St. Augustine. 1812: Louisiana admitted to the Union. April 9, 1691: La Salle reached the Mississippi. 1870: Nikoli Lenin, founder of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, born. 1912: Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor established. April 10, 1790:
“Why didn’t you put more plays into your series Our American Holidays?”The plaintiff was my friend Miss Eugenia Kruss, Librarian of the Epiphany Branch of the New York Public Library. I pleaded lack of space. “Then why not bring out some supplementary volumes devoted entirely to drama?” She drew an interesting picture of the situation