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And weave but nets to catch the wind

Two thoughts occurred to me simultaneously yesterday, about the internet. One thought is to be celebrated, two at the same time is a rare occurrence. 658 more words

The Rattle Bag

Sunday Book-Thought 37

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles. 44 more words


The Things We Lost in the Fire

Road to Timbuktu

Many of the militants that surrounded the Ahmed Baba Institute in the winter of 2013 could not read the words of the manuscripts contained within. 2,002 more words


Pisistratus, the First Librarian? Gellius on Libraries Built, Pillaged and Burned

Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 7.17

17: Who was the first of all to provide books for the public to read; and what quantity of books were in Athenian public libraries before the Persian invasions? 284 more words


A Personal Statement: The Only Canonical Version Of My Books Are The...

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 26, 2016

For several months, I’ve been intending to make this statement, and now I have more reason to do so, with the following article which was shared by Mr. 500 more words


The Crime That's Worse Than Book-burning

I love to read! Everyone who knows me fairly well can will tell I am a bookworm. I cannot imagine a world without books. Fortunately, God blessed me with a wife who also loves to read. 343 more words


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

4/5 stars.
Paperback, 184 pages.
Read from September 8 to 9, 2015.

Bradbury has been scaring book-lovers everywhere with this novel since its first publication in 1954. 567 more words

4 Star