Author Archives: moore314

Who’s Afraid of Lebanon’s ‘al-Sa`eh Library’?

Originally posted on ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly:
On Friday night, a historic bookshop in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli was burned, destroying thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of books and manuscripts. Today, salvage efforts have begun: Although several news…

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Original ‘Yes, Virginia’ Santa Letter — 1897

“DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? “VIRGINIA … Continue reading

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Do you know me?

Originally posted on Slow Writer:
The souls of Sandy Hook Do you know me? I feed the soul, warm the heart, shine the light in corners dark. Of me they doubt & the world is blind, ‘less you bring me…

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Connect the Blogs: The Past from Over There

Time for another Connect the Blogs. This one is extra special! I’ve just recently watched the final episode of Fringe. Yes, I know, late to the party, blah blah blah. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I was able to watch all … Continue reading

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Dangerous Vintage Ads

While I recover from my fantastic and busy holiday – I share with you this article on vintage ads that are truly unbelievable in the way we used to think about and trust in big business! From “DDT is good … Continue reading

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Gifts for the Book Lover: A Novel Aroma

Do you know a bibliophile? I do. Me! There are few things I enjoy more than discovering a used book store, or strolling the library stacks. Books, especially those with an aged aroma and fine patina, hold a special place … Continue reading

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Shameful Vintage Books About Homosexuality

This came across my Google feed for vintage books. Not sure what appalls me more: The “authors” of these books that obviously cared more about their wallets than their morals; or, the torn, confused young people that faced a hostile, … Continue reading

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You Should Date a Girl Who Reads

Originally posted on Ash & Acorn:
(Image source) I found this purely by accident, and thought I would share. “You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books…

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Old Book Covers and Googly Eyes. Say What?

Scary vintage book covers just got creepier! Googly Eye Books, via Tumbler, describes itself as…”A blog combining two of mankind’s greatest achievements: literature and googly eyes.” I may have to agree! They have created another form of book art. I’ve … Continue reading

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My New Blog

As if I don’t have enough to do, I went ahead and opened an additional blog. This one is more personal and I’m focused on practicing the craft of writing. I was not going to post about it here, but … Continue reading

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