Thanksgiving Books
Latest Posts / November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, it’s actually in contention for THE favorite holiday. I love that it’s not commercial, there is no stress of presents, just good food, drinks, family, and fun. The holiday is only as religious as you want to make it, or none at all if you wish. The spirit of the holiday, however is the same regardless, take one day a year to appreciate all you have.

Fun Facts Friday: Edmund Wilson
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 8, 2020

His critique helped to interest the public in the works of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as establishing a new evaluation of the works of Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Dickens
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / February 10, 2012

This week we celebrated the 200th birthday of famed English author Charles Dickens. The event was celebreated world wide and cyber-world wide so here is my little contribution. Books by Charles Dickens 1 ) The first use of the world “Dickens” was in William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor as a profanity (“What the dickens?”). 2 ) Dickens probably had an obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was known for looking in the mirror and combing his hair several hundred times a day. If the furniture in his home wasn’t “correct” Dickens couldn’t concentrate and he made sure that every bed he was to sleep in was aligned north-south. 3 ) Much like the characters in his novels, Dickens loved to give people endearing, yet odd, nicknames (think Pip). 4 ) In his study, Dickens had a secret door designed to look like a book case. Some of the fake books in the fake case were Noah’s Arkitecture, a nine volume set titled Cat’s Lives and The Virtue of Our Ancestors which was so narrow the title was printed vertically. 5 ) Author Hans Christian Andersen was a close friend of Dickens. After a particularly long visit, Dickens printed a sign which…

Thoughts on: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 27, 2011

About: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett is a fictional book which follows the life and after-life of its title character. Many people will recognize Marley’s name from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 192 pages Publisher: Shadow Mountain ISBN: 1590383516 My rating for Jacob T. Marley – 4 Buy & Save on Jacob T. Marley through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK More books by R. William Bennett Thoughts: “What a wretched man, Marley thought. Whatever in the world made him? Whether it was seconds or minutes, Marley did not know, but he paused so completely he thought his heart had stopped beating. I did, were his own words that came to him. I did. I made Ebenezer Scrooge.” Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett  is a heartwarming tale which focus on a small, yet relevant character from Dickens’ classic story. The line “Marley was dead to begin with” resonates with a lot of people and Mr. Bennett took it one step further. Dickens created Marley as the partner of one Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley came to warn Scrooge to straighten his errand ways before he will be judged in the after…

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