Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mama and Them do Christmas…

  One last review for 2013: a classic example of a sub-genre of Southern literature known as “Mama and them” stories. Many of these belong in the memoir category, while others follow the autobiographical or family history novel path. The quality is … Continue reading

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A Bit More Dickens Christmas…

The Dickens Christmas song remained the same… After finishing A Christmas Carol, I continued with a few of Dickens’ Christmas short stories. “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton,” “A Christmas Tree,” “What Christmas is as We Grow Older,” “The … Continue reading

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THE Christmas Story: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Much of what we think of as Christmas comes from Dickens The next to last review of the year looks at a seminal work in the creation of “Christmas as we have known it” for the last 190 years or so … Continue reading

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Emma Woodhouse and @Twitter: the Disease of Distraction…

Reading Emma’s tweets would be like reading – well, lots of people’s tweets… I’m finally back on the original 2013 reading list, finishing out the year with appropriate (to me, anyway) seasonal choices.  As is my rule of the last few years, … Continue reading

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