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Strange fellow in the bar-room |Nathaniel Hawthorne's journal entry for August 19th, 1838

In the evening there was a strange fellow in the bar-room,–a sort of mock Methodist,–a cattle-drover, who had stopped here for the night with two cows and a Durham bull.

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Because I'm Going to Miss Being in Class

This is the first fall in a few years I won’t be taking a class, and I’m going into withdrawal for it. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITHOUT A CLASS TO ATTEND??? 205 more words


I would usually add a favored book to book reviews on my YouTube channel, but this one was rented in ebook fashion, not in a tangible format. 599 more words


Monday Minstrel: Nathaniel Hawthorne Quote

I heard a neigh, oh such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.”

—-Nathaniel Hawthorne ( 1804-1864)  American Novelist. 35 more words

The Monday Minstrel

Past is Present

Salem, Massachusetts is a place that doesn’t take itself too seriously, at least at first glance. Despite the dark history it is saddled with, modern Salem doesn’t have a problem poking a bit of fun at its nefarious past.  832 more words


Seeking Solitude

If someone were to describe me as a child, words like “bookish, dreamer, shy, and solitary” would probably be among the most frequently used. Later, as I grew older, the word “introvert” was applied to me (for some the word “offish” was bandied about). 2,056 more words

Book Review: The Scarlet Letter

THE SCARLET LETTER | Nathaniel Hawthorne
11.05.2009 (originally published 03.16.1850) | Penguin Books
Rating: 3/5 stars

THE SCARLET LETTER is a classic tale about Hester Prynne, a woman sentenced to wear a red letter A on her clothes for committing the sin of adultery. 524 more words

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