Saturday, September 11, 2021

Troll Troubles

 Having a problem with internet trolls? I can't help you. But real trolls, or at least real fairy-tale trolls? I've got you covered with The Two Brothers of Amalfi, in this month's Lagniappe section.

Friday, September 10, 2021

First Book

 I haven't mentioned my favorite cause in some time, but the need is as great as ever:
 First Book believes that education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. We address the needs of the whole child supporting their education, basic needs, and wellness – all of which are essential to educational equity. All of these resources are made affordable to our member network of more than 500,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Noshing on Dutch


Just a little midnight nibble from The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter 



 

You don't have this one yet?


 

Robertson Davies



"Book lovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly, and perhaps a few of them are so. But there are others who will lie and scheme and steal to get books as wildly and unconscionably as the dope-taker in pursuit of his drug. They may not want the books to read immediately, or at all; they want them to possess, to range on their shelves, to have at command.”