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Miscellany

Yes, let’s . . .

Voltaire Quote Art Print from Folio Creations

It’s Tuesday.

For many of us, it’s Tuesday before a long weekend.

So consider this a Public Service Announcement:

There’s no better time than the present to read and to dance. After all, as Voltaire so kindly reminds us, those two amusements do no harm. They’re also awesome; and they have the ability to make any day a whole lot brighter.

Also, that print–it would make a great addition to the home library, non?

The library

Literary Maps

There I was,  minding my own business, when I happened upon The Literary Gift Co.

Lord, have mercy.

So many bookish delights, so little time.

For instance, take a look at this hand-lettered poster, highlighting 226 geographically connected authors from the U.S.A . . .

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And for heaven’s sake, let us not forget those authors from Britain and Northern Ireland . . .

literary_mapOf course, my favorite is the map of children’s literature in Britain . . .

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Perfect for the library, non?

Miscellany

Personal Library Kit

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{Personal Library Kit from Uncommon Goods–get it while you can!}

Because you can (at least you can for a bit–they’ve been discontinued, don’t you know, so it’s all about stock on hand).

Of course, this also means you must be willing to actually lend your books . . . to other people . . . who may or may not know how to properly care for books. And let’s not forget the words of Anatole France: Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me.

Yikes!

But, you know, your call.

Miscellany

The Dickens Tour (1858)

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{Oh look, a souvenir!}

Because, I ask you, what’s a tour without the souvenir mug?

Precisely.

Miscellany

Counting our blessings

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{Gratitude tote by The Motivated Type}

Here in the U.S., we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow–that means mountains of mashed potatoes, rivers of gravy, a bird dressed in delectable finery.

In case you haven’t noticed by our radio silence, we here at the Bibliophile’s Adventurers club have decided to take the week off. We’ll be taking in the good stuff–friends and family, good food and flowing drink, long walks and good reads.

We hope the same might be said of you.

For as we count our blessings in the coming days, you, dear readers, will be near the top of the list. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “[We] awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for [our] friends, the old and new.”