Category Archives: Books

  1. Rhapsody Rhapsody

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    April 24, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Roadkill of the world! I’ve written elsewhere about the bizarre habit of telling single people that they ought not to …
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  2. Notes Trivial and Triumphant

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    March 21, 2014 by lucieromarin

    It’s difficult to know how much personal detail to share on a blog. Too much is boring to read and …
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  3. The Fascinating Mentat

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    March 10, 2014 by lucieromarin

    For those who haven’t had the dubious pleasure of reading Frank Herbert’s Dune, a mentat is a man (usually) whose …
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  4. Re-reading…

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    January 22, 2014 by lucieromarin

    Three trustworthy men told me to read some Patrick O’Brian so I began this year with ‘Mauritius Command,’ and am …
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  5. Nearly-Christmas Notes

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    December 17, 2013 by lucieromarin

    It’s boiling hot outside. About half an hour ago I stepped outdoors for two seconds, and I’m still warm. In …
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  6. Oddments

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    December 9, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I read this line the other day: “If any man has a mind to come my way, let him renounce …
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  7. Books for Rainy Days

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    November 27, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Reading books isn’t just a matter of accessing text; all your external senses can be drawn into it, (there’s the …
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  8. Ultrasupernaturalism

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    October 25, 2013 by lucieromarin

    “If I could have been certain of the reader’s goodwill, I would have called [this book] ‘ultrasupernaturalism.’ For that is …
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  9. New Old Books!

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    October 15, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Last Sunday, there was a sale of used books after Mass. Unfortunately, the table was out after the early Mass, …
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  10. Seven Things I Did Not Expect

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    October 6, 2013 by lucieromarin

    1. That the lift would break down. So, you know how sometimes you approach a situation with dread, and you …
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