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Open locks, whoever knocks

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Witch Week 2019 By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. [Knocking] Open locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Act IV Scene 1 Thus speaks the Second Witch to her sisters, who have sensed the…

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A fountain of youth

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting Bloomsbury 2003 (1975) Who wouldn’t want to live forever? To extend one’s life so that one could savour life to the full, have new experiences, perhaps even be invulnerable to injury? There…

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Yep, that about sums up retirement + summer.

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Funny how time changes everything

Reblogged (and updated) from my earlier blog, The Ineluctable Bookshelf (originally posted May 10, 11, 2010) Parnassus on Wheels (1917) and The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Christopher Morley When I asked the dealer in the used bookshop about these books, he said … Continue reading

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Author Profile: Holling Clancy Holling

Originally posted on The Ineluctable Bookshelf:
Three images from my childhood reading are permanently etched on my mind: a boy diving deep into the sea to rescue his ivory seagull; a tiny carved Indian sitting in a canoe atop a…

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