Category Archives: Housekeeping

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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Winter Book Sale

This month, I went to a book sale at the library. I got several books of art, a few children’s books, a dictionary, and some novels. My library’s book sales are almost certain to offer a few Webster’s dictionaries, which … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cold Weather

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” — Genesis 8:22 I’ve been trying to think of some positive things about the cold weather. I enjoy … Continue reading

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Of the Collecting of Books

Of the collecting of many books there is no end — in my family, at least. At the library’s tri-annual book sale last month, I purchased the following for less than ten dollars: • The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to … Continue reading

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Autumn Book Sale

Last month, I went to a book sale at the library and bought a lot of books! I found several books that I wanted but had looked for in vain at previous book sales: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 4

“[A]s they were going along, Jenny twisted her venerable friend aside to a brilliantly-lighted toy-shop window, and said: ‘Now look at ’em! All my work!’ “This referred to a dazzling semicircle of dolls in all the colours of the rainbow, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. … She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk … Continue reading

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