Author Archives: Miss Sneyd

My Library

“Raina: Do you know what a library is? “Man: A library? A roomful of books. “Raina: Yes, we have one, the only one in Bulgaria. “Man: Actually a real library! I should like to see that.” — Arms and the … Continue reading

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Books I Read in the First Half of 2018

January: • Behind a Mask, or A Woman’s Power, by Louisa May Alcott (under the pen name A. M. Barnard) — I felt like reading something that wouldn’t take any brain-power. This worked. It was interesting to get a glimpse … Continue reading

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Today is the official first day of summer! (Really, though, I think that with temperatures that have been in the 90s°F, summer has been in full force for a while now!) It was a lovely day in my area — … Continue reading

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Books I Read in the Second Half of 2017

July: • Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking — An autobiography largely about the challenges of life with a severely disabled spouse. In addition to these challenges, Jane Jones (after her divorce from Stephen Hawking, Jane … Continue reading

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Wild Waves Whist

“Come unto these yellow sands,     And then take hands; Curtsied when you have and kiss’d,     The wild waves whist …” — William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I, Scene II If you like Shakespeare as much as … Continue reading

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Books I Read During the First Half of 2017

January: • Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope, read by various readers for — Phineas Finn was not so bad in the book as in the TV series. He is not so whiny and is more upright. I did not … Continue reading

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“But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”

“I had a little tea party, This afternoon at three; ’Twas very small, Three guests in all, Just I, myself, and me. “Myself ate up the sandwiches,         While I drank up the tea, ’Twas also I … Continue reading

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