Literature and Reading Archive

Tracking a Decade of Reading: What I’ve Learned

In January 2005, on a whim, I created a spreadsheet with four simple columns: Title, Author, Genre, Month Read. I wasn’t sure I’d keep up with this record, but it seemed worthwhile and was simple to maintain, evolving as I added columns to track other details and eventually migrating the whole thing from Excel

What Would You Write for the Future Library Project?

If your book was for an audience one century in the future, what would you write?

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Pre-scientific Medicine in Art

From drilling holes in heads to sperm filled with little men, there's no doubt that medicine today is much better than it's pre-scientific origins.

Quoted: Martin Luther King Jr. on Justice

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 for Thursday: 3 Rare Videos of Famous Authors

Ever wonder what a normal day looks like for famous, but long gone authors like Mark Twain or Anne Frank? Now you can know.

Quoted: Rumi on Woundedness and Light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Quoted: C.S. Lewis on the Power of Giving Things Up

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours." ~ C. S. Lewis

Happy Birthday, Uncle E.

Stuart Little, Wilbur the pig, and Charlotte the spider were born 115 years ago today. Well, their creator was.
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