Strong opinion

What are your thoughts on this? I am trying to think of counter examples and the only thing I can come up with is mysteries. You can only read a good mystery for the first time and experience the plot twist once. On the other hand, even though you know what’s going to happen, re-reading …

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Medieval Book Carousels

Medieval readers, especially studious ones, must have cursed their desks from time to time. It is not easy to manage desk space when working with often large and clunky medieval books. Scribes and translators developed work-arounds for these space issues, as I have shown in a blog post on medieval desktops. Scribes would place two desk …

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A New Week at the Guide

At The Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading, each group of seven days is headed by an epigraph. Today’s is one of my favorites. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. –Lord Bacon, from The Essay, “Of Studies” Path …

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