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What's Up With Valentine's Day?

Singles awareness day. A conspiracy by greeting card and candy companies. Causes an uptick in suicides. Valentine’s Day sure got a bad rap in contemporary society. 686 more words

Gleeson Library

The world at his finger tips

Who remembers having a set of encyclopedias? I sure do. They were from maybe 1981 or 1982, the set was blue. I had talked about having a set in our den so my kids could grow up with them as I did. 161 more words

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Subject Encyclopedias in Anime and Manga Studies

To most people, “encyclopedia” means one of two things. It can mean a national encyclopedia like the Encyclopedia Britannica – obsolete, a prop, a historical artifact. 1,410 more words


Happy Anniversary Wikipedia!

(Alternate title for this post could easily be : My love affair with Wikipedia.)

“Once upon a time, there was this little girl living on Northern Vancouver Island who used to lay in bed and thumb through the…

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Good Reads

World Terrorism

Title:                      World Terrorism

Author:                 James Ciment

Ciment, James (2011), ed. World Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era : Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference… 251 more words


For the health of a good mind is a good book

The other day I embarked on yet another trip to the library. Yes, I’m a book nerd. However, instead of searching upstairs in my usual hub of nonfiction shelves I investigated the downstairs room of books-to-be-abandoned for $1 to $2 each. 537 more words


Over 100 nice Klexikon articles

Since January 6th, 2015, the Klexikon has more than 100 articles. This is a nice start for a children’s encyclopedia that exists only for one month… 240 more words