Author Archive: classicbookreader

A New Literary Treasure Found

Today, I found a fantastic new site to buy all my book lover gifts!  The Literary Gift Company could make me very very poor very very quickly!  Check them out http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/index.asp .  Here are some of my favorites!

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The Heart of a Bookworm

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Today A Reader

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Anything One Man Can Imagine

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The Brash American As Seen By Verne

  Verne calls the ship that tries to catch the creature, the Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States from 1861-1865, presided over the American Civil War and is credited with preserving the Union. He was assassinated in April, 1865–one year before the book begins. The captain of the Abraham Lincoln, Farragut, is named for a Union …

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Janis Joplin Overdoses

  In the summer of 1966, Janis Joplin was a drifter; four years later, she was a rock-and-roll legend. She’d gone from complete unknown to generational icon on the strength of a single, blistering performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in the summer of 1967, and she’d followed that up with three years of …

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Happy Birthday Anne Rice

  On this day, Anne Rice, best-selling author of the Vampire Chronicles and other novels about the occult, is born in New Orleans. Rice, one of four sisters, was christened Howard Allen O’Brien by her parents but insisted on being called Anne when she started first grade. Her father worked in the post office, and …

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Highclere Castle Floor Plan: The Real Downton Abbey

Originally posted on Jane Austen's World:
(Hint: for quicker download, click on title of this article.) As viewers of Downton Abbey, we think we have gotten to know Highclere Castle and its setting well.  Sir Barry remodelled Highclere Castle for the third earl of Carnarvon from 1839 to 1842. The architect had just finished…

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Happy Birthday to the Peanuts Gang

On this day in 1950, the first Peanuts comic strip was published in seven daily newspapers, debuting Charlie Brown and the gang. Created by Charles Schulz, the strip ran for 50 years and solidified the concept of a four panel gag comic.

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Rest in Peace Tom Clancy

  Breaking News from CNN: Author Tom Clancy, whose novel, “The Hunt for Red October” propelled him to fame, fortune and status as a favorite storyteller of the American military, has died, according to sources with his publisher and family. He was 66. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available. A Baltimore-born former insurance agent, …

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