Where the Past Is Present

  10 down, 26 to go. Yesterday, Abby and I took a tour of the Massachusetts Historical Society. We learned about the history of the society, and saw a lot of portraits of important men and women. And a lot of gorgeous old leather books. I had an urge to sit down in the reading... Continue Reading →

Death by Misadventure

  I admittedly don't read much fiction. I'm more drawn to nonfiction...not sure why. But when I read a novel like Under the Volcano, I admonish myself and say, "Self, you should really read more fiction." Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry definitely deserves its #11 spot in the Modern Library's top 100 novels list.... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Dictionary

My go-to dictionary as of late: the urban dictionary. I first happened upon it when I was searching for the definition of "ride or die chick." It came up again when I was researching whether asininity was a real word or one that I had made up. And I referenced it just now to look... Continue Reading →

RIP, Borders on Boylston

  I have been following the cringe-worthy demise of Borders over the past year or so. I have always preferred Borders over Barnes & Noble. The preference stems from the fact that the local Borders was one of my high school hangouts. Who knows how many times I went to Borders to browse and sit... Continue Reading →

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