Who Doesn’t Like Time Travel?

All you savvy internet readers have no doubt heard of Goodreads, right? If you have, you can go straight to checking out my review there of Time and Again, a novel by Jack Finney written in 1970. It’s about time travel. And love, science, and moral dilemmas. So...

The What We Wore

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘FALLS’ ? Niagara? A comedy sketch? Or a man’s fly? Apparently, it used to be plural, as in a man’s flies, or as they were also known, “falls.” I found this in the fascinating descriptions...

Dat Oxford Comma

One example here of why we believe the Oxford Comma remains necessary even in today’s English language.     Images via...

Female Authors I Wish I’d Met

I’ve been surprised a couple times in the past few years by a powerful feeling of regret when I learn that an author whom I just discovered, has just recently died. Alice Steinbach This happened first with Alice Steinbach. I was Googling her to find out more...

The Chambers Book of Days

Like the chance reference to mufti dress found in Ian Rankin, I’ve had another chance reference lead me down a little rabbit hole of historical discovery. I was reading The Hogmanay Companion– borrowed from the library, since the book is not currently in...