New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/03/23)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/03/23)2023 Book Count: 270 New books: Title: The unconscious: The fundamentals of human personality, normal and abnormalAuthor: Prince, MortonPublished: US, 1921EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69930 Title: Fuzzy headAuthor: Long, Frank Belknap, 1903-1994Published: US, 1948Subject: Short story from “Thrilling Wonder Stories” magazineEBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69931 Title: A horse on meAuthor: Loomis, Noel M., 1905-1969Published: US, 1948Subject: Short …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/02/23)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/02/23)2023 Book Count: 260 New books: Title: A list of books published by Chatto & WindusAuthor: Chatto & Windus (Firm)Published: UK, 1893EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69924 Title: The new northlandAuthor: Gratacap, Louis PopeIllustrator: Operti, Albert, 1852-1927Published: US, 1915EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69925 Title: Papa knows bestAuthor: Umphrey, WallacePublished: US, 1952Subject: Short story from “Thrilling Wonder Stories” MagazinesEBook: …

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Texas Winter Wonderland

Still unable to reply. Power on and off yesterday. I figure from downed branches. Managed to get a pot roast finished between outages. Power off since 1ish am today. Have propane heater going this morning and propane cooker provided coffee. We’ll enjoy the hearty roast today, for sure (via propane cooker). Warmed up today to …

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‘Self-made’ Means More Than Ever

Books Bygone: ‘Self-made’ means more than everMarica Bernstein Did you know “there are at present time three types of motor vehicles—steam, gasoline, and electrical?” Regarding electrical vehicles: “its sphere of usefulness is confined to city traffic or very short tours out of town” because its battery must be charged after 40 miles. Did you know …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/01/23)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (02/01/23)2023 Book Count: 254 New books: Title: The Piccinino, Volume 1 (of 2)Author: Sand, George, 1804-1876Illustrator: Cortazzo, Oreste, 1836-1912Translator: Ives, George Burnham, 1856-1930Published: US, 1900Subject: French fiction — Translations into EnglishEBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69839 Title: Médée: tragédieAuthor: Longepierre, Hilaire Bernard de Requeleyne, baron de, 1659-1721Published: France, 1694Language: FrenchSubject: TragediesSubject: French drama — 17th …

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Off Topic Wednesday | 2×4

everything that is smug and middle class about the cult of book ownership. … having a lot of books and boasting about it, treating having a lot of books as a stand-in for your personality, or believing that simply owning a lot of books makes one “know things”.  I’m not linking. It’s at The Guardian. When …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (01/31/23)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (01/31/23)2023 Book Count: 241 New books: Title: Cork: Being the story of the origin of cork, the processes employed in its manufacture & its various uses in the world to-dayAuthor: Armstrong Cork CompanyPublished: US, 1909EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69909 Title: The cranberryAuthor: AnonymousContributor: Company, Bradley FertilizerPublished: US, 1892EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69910 Title: War against Germany and …

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At Least It’s Not Raining!

Got home yesterday afternoon from the bigger town a fer piece down the road just as the snowflakes started. Deep In The Heart Of Texas! Looks like today’s a day of frozen rain and sleet (what’s the difference?). Got everything we need so we can stay home and stay warm. Only concern is ice laden …

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The Miracle Vine

Books Bygone: The Miracle VineMarica Bernstein Channing Cope is a farmer, farm radio commentator, speaker, and a newspaper columnist who writes about farming and rural life. Front Porch Farmer (1949) So begins “About the Author” on the inside flap of the dust jacket for Front Porch Farmer (1949), a book about how to achieve “permanent …

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