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The Books: “The Innocents Abroad: Or, The New Pilgrims’ Progress” – (Mark Twain)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction (even though this isn’t Fiction at all, but I wanted to keep him filed with the rest of his books): The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims’ Progress, by Mark Twain Okay, so I know … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s “godless room-mate”

A letter from Mark Twain, about to embark on his journey to the Holy Land, among other things (the trip that makes up his wonderful travelogue The Innocents Abroad). He feels impatient to “move – move – move” – he … Continue reading

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2006 Books

Books read this year. I actually may end up adding a couple more to the list – since I am bed-ridden at the moment and could finish 2 more books by the time the damn ball drops across the river. … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad

I’m almost finished with Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad. It’s been so wonderful and so much fun I don’t want it to end. The group is now in the Holy Land. Here’s a typical excerpt: We crossed a street, and … Continue reading

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The Medici Popes, How Boring

This morning, I was up early. Rain against my window. Coffee brewing. And reading Innocents Abroad – literally SNORTING with laughter. Especially when Mark Twain just went OFF on the Medicis. He just goes OFF on them for about 3 … Continue reading

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