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Finally, I Met Mark Twain

Celebrity. What makes it? I’ve thought this often since a friend’s boyfriend left college a credit or class or paper—there are many stories out there—short of graduating and went to Hollywood to become Brad Pitt. 1,012 more words

May 13th Frog Jumping Day

First, before anything else, Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Today we celebrate Frog Jumping Day, whatever that is. In fact, though it is a national holiday, no one seems to have ever defined exactly what it means!  282 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Book Review: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Rating: 7.9 out of 10.0

Author: Mark Twain

Genre: Action and Adventure

About: Although an American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was released in the United Kingdom first on December 10, 1884. 599 more words


Sunday Book-Thought 42

My books sell at $3.50 a copy, their Canadian counterfeit at 25 & 50 cents. If I could sieze all the Canadian counterfeits I could no more use them to my advantage than the Government could use bogus notes to its advantage. 57 more words


Mark Twain on Zombies

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known to the world as Mark Twain, is widely regarded as one of America’s finest novelists, providing wit and humor with such works as Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 520 more words


and I quote: Truth

“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”

This quote* from 19th century humorist Josh Billings (the pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw) made me want to look him up. 92 more words

Henry Wheeler Shaw

QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights

Mark Twain died 106 years ago today

Here are 10 of my favourite quotes attributed to the great man.

10. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” 127 more words