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Ladybird Books aka My Childhood in Libya. Also, look at this awesome jacket!

I’m on a mission. But first, a quick history: Ladybird Books is a London-based company that publishes children’s books. When I was in Libya, I had built up a huge collection of their stuff. 137 more words


Half a Review

I’ve written once before about giving myself permission not to finish a book. I usually make the decision within the first 50 pages. I just stopped after 360 pages of… 232 more words


On the Feast of the Annunciation: The Best Thing You'll Read All Day (Patristic Division)

The second reading in today’s Office of Readings is from Leo the Great.  It.  Is.  Awesome.

In full:

Lowliness is assured by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity. 554 more words


Black Hole

The door shuts, the hinges creak and the figure turns.

Opposite me there is a chair, solemn, focused under a light,

Across walks the figure, hood covering his eyes, floorboards… 275 more words


The Museum of Jurassic Technology Jubilee Catalogue

The first comprehensive catalogue of the Museum’s collections at the ten year mark. Includes the complete text of a now out-of-print series of guide leaflets, with full transcripts of many exhibits. 71 more words

The Encyclopedia Of The Unexplained

A reference guide to the unexplained covering well known terms such as parapsychology, magic, the occult, the paranormal, alchemy, druids, hallucinations, Jung, levitation, Tarot, UFO, witchcraft, and the zodiac. 46 more words