Monthly Archives: July, 2013

All I Want To Do

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I Cannot Live Without Books

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The Macabre Style Of the Victorian Era

I appear to be in a listing mood today.  Whether that is a good thing or not, I’m in it.  I have always been fascinated by the macabre side of history and no single era reflects this better than the Victorian era.  It just had creepy written all over it.  So here’s a list of …

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Famous Literary Friendships

  The friendship between Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Andersen fascinated me.  I got to thinking how many other literary giants were friends.  Amazingly enough, quite a few of them! Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald Hemingway and Fitzgerald met for the first time in Paris, France in 1925. Fitzgerald had already published a few …

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Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind The Veil

Okay, I am glad I finally found a reason to share this phenomenon.  I adore quirky history and one of the oddest is the veiled mothers.  During the early years of photography, around the Victorian era, parents wanted images of their children.  Now, this was due in major part because of the mortality rate of …

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Victorian Superstitions

  I had stated it before but the Victorian era was really all about death.  They dealt with it, they lived with it, and they mourned it.  They were professional mourners and purveyors of all things to do with the dying experience.  With this means that most of their superstitions revolved around death and they …

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Guilt Will Eat Away At Your Sanity

  The torture of the guilty soul is immense.  We can see this with Pip.  That poor child put himself through more trouble than anyone else would have but I have to admit it is absolutely spot on.  That torturous feeling that everyone knows your deep dark secret.  Everyone is going to be made aware …

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The World Through A Child’s Eyes

Sometimes children are unintentionally hilarious.  The best part about this situation is that they generally are being completely honest!  Pip’s irritation with Mr. Wopsle’s Roman nose just cracked me up.  It’s probably something most people at that table are thinking and yet it takes a child to really put the words to it.  Children are …

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A Book is a Friend

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A Book Grows Your Knowledge

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