Tag Archives: book

Local Libraries, Books and the Guerrilla Librarian

In ‘The Alphabet and Good Intentions’ I explained the rather unique book filing system that our local librarians use. On occasion, this drives me to distraction – so last week I kind of refiled all the John Grisham’s. Now his books are in two locations instead of four. I suppose I could ask to be […]
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Texas, Washington, France – Fifty Shades of Grey in Photographs

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – I wish I had thought of that title for my blog. Can you imagine how many visitors I’d get every day? Disappointed visitors, of course, when they discovered that fifty shades of grey described my hair colour and not my review of a hugely successful erotic novel – which I […]
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How to Improve Your Cell Phone Manual

A 91 year old Moncton New Brunswick man by the name of George Williams owns two computers, an iPhone, and a new BlackBerry Playbook. “It’s always been a challenge to me,” he says “to sit down with the owner’s manuals to figure them out.” The Owners Manuals – some people read them, and some people […]
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The Magic of December at the British Museum – 2010

December can be a mournful month, with certain days being particularly difficult. My mother died on this day (15th)  in 1987.  Every December 15th throws me a bubble off plumb all day – not half a bubble, a whole bubble off. I had an equally bad December in 1991. That was the year cancer visited our […]
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See Spot. See Spot Run – Old Words, New Meanings

In the early goings of Grade 1, my teacher hung up a large piece of heavy construction paper with the words “Books I Have Read” printed across the top. The paper was ruled off in boxes, with the top row listing each student’s name, and the left column listing the names of all the books. Once a student had successfully read a book, […]
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How to Use a Barnes and Noble NOOK 1st Edition in Canada

I bought a NOOK eBook Reader (1st Edition) while I was visiting in the USA. It is a Barnes & Noble product that is not available in Canada,  though I am assured by the company that I can purchase books from them while I am in Canada. I was still in the USA when I […]
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