Sea of Reads

Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.

The Great Book Escape

This article, about a massive, and largely successful, effort in Mali to save hundreds of thousands of priceless, irreplaceable manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries from invading … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back in the Day

Boing Boing remembers when all books were hardcover: How to open a book for the first time, which was a big deal when books were all hardcover. — … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

We Heart Our Libraries

“We” meaning Americans: How much do Americans love libraries? So much that even people who don’t use them say they cherish them. … According to the report, 30 percent of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

No, Thanks

Like many if not most bookaholics, I live with the constant anxiety of knowing I will never, no matter to what ripe old age I survive, be able to read … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Cure for Psychopathy

Dick Cheney’s memoir has been out for two and a half years. I haven’t read it, and don’t intend to. I limit my intake of psychopathy to Criminal Minds. That … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Old Posts About Old Books

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is on my to read list. I’m not sure I ever read it before. Also, Call It Sleep, which is in the same category of books … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment


From The Millions, by Sam Allingham, on the revamped Librivox, and the joys of reading aloud: Essays On Reading Aloud By Sam Allingham posted at 12:00 pm on March 4, … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 556 other followers