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Friday, December 28, 2012

Ideas for Writing Holiday Memories

Here are some tips and prompts for recording Holiday memories, illustrated, scrapbooked, blogged, written, etc: 1. Read Capote's "A Christmas Memory." Really, read it. His tone,his use of detail, I can almost smell the fruitcake, and I don't have to watch Letterman to recongize The Fruitcake Lady. 2. Using the questions/prompts Who/What/When/Where/How/Why create and answer questions about a favorite ornament. There are many models in old Xmas mags, including Good Housekeeping, Reminisce, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, and House Beautiful. 3. Do the same with a favorite recipe used at this time of year; see #2 above. Or, write a history about the ingredients, where they come from, who first made up the recipe, who first used it, disasters and successes, etc. For ideas, see #1, and also Take Joy! by Tasha Tudor, and early editions of The Joy of Cooking. 4. If you save cards and letters, and memoir authors should, review them from past years. Apply questions in #2. Whioch medan the most to you, and ponder why you send cards and letters. To me, these mean more than gifts, and take far more time on my part to send. Even email cards count when I contact friends and family. 5. Try to record your earliest Christmas or holiday memory, even if it is not perfect or silly. I remember being nearly 2, no kidding, and my dad pulling me on my sled with Mom, in front of what was then my Grandma's house. I had on a red snow suit. I remember travelling along, with the snow at eyelevel, and feeling the cold, but not being cold. It was my Dad's first day in the states. He had to wait a year to join us, after a harrowing, dramatic effort to move hear and be discharted from the RHA in Europe. 6. Listen to carols and music; when did you hear a particular piece? Was it your favorite? Why? When did it become your favorite. Visit other traditions, driving to see lights, shopping trips, Church, building snowmen, lighting candles, making gifts? It's up to you. Merry Christmas and Happpy New Year. One of my tradtitions is reading and rereading a Christmas Carol, so, God Bless us, Everyone!

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: Pym and Cycladic Idols

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: Pym and Cycladic Idols: From Cincinnatti comes my photo of a large Cycladic idol, cherished by Pym heroines and written about by Pym herself. I had a Pym "citi...

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: The Bloody Countess; The Atrocities of Erzebet Bat...

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: The Bloody Countess; The Atrocities of Erzebet Bat...: Merry Christmas and Happy New year. My cat, Lady Emma Gaga de Bathory, is sitting next to me, asleep, clutching her assorted cat toys an...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: Merry Christmas

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: Merry Christmas: Please read below, and note that Erzebet's legal problems began at the end of the Christmas Season as celebrated in her time. Merry Christm...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: Kindness to the Poor and Sara Crewe's Emotional an...

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: Kindness to the Poor and Sara Crewe's Emotional an...: Below is my paper on A Little Princess, with sources. This was given at a recent MMLA convention, and it is really a long outline or series...

Rod Stewart's Memoir

Not for the fainthearted, apparently, but I'm dying to read this and will put it on my Xmas list. Here is someone with a lot of talent, who has maybe matured considerably. My fourteen year old son and I enjoy listening to his new Christmas Album. Who knew?

Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. E and all her Blogs!
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution." Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times, mainly in New England and other Northern states. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale's request immediately, unlike several of his predecessors, who ignored her petitions altogether. In her letter to Lincoln she mentioned that she had been advocating a national thanksgiving date for 15 years as the editor of Godey's Lady's Book. The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln's secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth. By the President: Abraham Lincoln William H. Seward, Secretary of State

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: To the Muses of my Blogs

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: To the Muses of my Blogs: Our beloved Anne Rice has her People of the Page, and I have my readres/viewers, my extended family which I call The Muses of my Blogs. For...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: Laura

Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: Laura: Here is some is some information about Laura Ingalls Wilder; I've been privileged to visit some of the historical sites and have a good coll...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Emma's Dolls

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Emma's Dolls: I missed posting on Halloween/Samhain. Life has become out of control around the museum, though we did put in a proposal for a brick and mo...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Yellow Brick Road; Memoirs of Autumn

My friend's sloping driveway was covered in several inches of glowing gold leaves today. It looked like The Yellow Brick Road. It is 80 year today, and very strange. It looks like Autumn, feels like late May. But, everything is glowing with beautiful death, reds, and oranges, blazing yellows. There are branches outlining the sky, looking like dead hands supplicating heavenward with long, skeletal fingers. There is an elegiac tone to everything.
We are gearing up for Halloween, and I am going to make Sugar Skulls for a book group on La Lacuna by B. Kingsolver. I find her and David Abrams to be among the most spiritual writers I have ever read. His "Ecology of Magic" is not to be ignored. I am studying more about another interest of mine, water sustainability and aquifers. I learned that as a result of the New Madrid quake, the Mississippi changed its course. We recently celebrated the anniversary of the loma prieta 1989 quake, which I was in. I still hear the radio playing "Shake, Rattle, and Roll." I have a doll that is a survivor of hte 1906 quke, too. Six months to the minute, on the anniversary of the 1906 quake, we had another major after shock. This was a truly humbling experience for me. I am planning to winterize some of my plants, my Harlequin petunias if possible, my Geraniums, a couple begonias. Many of my plants were eaten or destroyed by the capricious weather patterns. I was reading about Fractals, and how random much of what is really patterned and organized seems. Something I can relate to. The holidays approach; I am looking forward to them, and unpacking old family ornaments to use this year, remembering when all my shopping was done the day after Xmas for next year. I am slowly gathering gifts for our charity, The Sun Valley Indian School for Navajo children, and for my family. Much of Christmas died with my mother, as did all good things, but his year, I feel her spirit in all of this. I plan to bake again, and to store goods for candies to give as gifts. Start browsing craft magazines now, and look for coupons and sales. I love running around Black Friday to taste the sights, but I don't want to have to shop then. I was never last minute. Mom and I shopped ahead, then sorted and labelled who got what. I used to wrap on Halloween night and do Xmas cards over Thanksgiving. My classics were pecan pie, Dear Abbey's recipe, cranberry bread, and mom's Oyster Dressing, with the family joke that they forgot the oysters one year, but told everyone they melted. Mom made baklava and melomakarona, and we ate pheasant, duck, or smoked turkey. I decroated the table with all my little pilgrims and Gurley candles, and we had special table cloths and placemats. Mom made my Halloween costumes by hand, a Greek gypsy when I was five, a witch, a pioneer girl, a Vampire. A Raggedy Ann that should have won a prize. She only bought three costumes for me; Lamb Chop, when I was 3 or so, a Fairy when I was seven because I loved it, and a Spanish Gypsy from Madrid when I was 9, a terrific souvenir I still have. I wore the dress through College for different events and a homecoming float. She dressed the dolls, too, and they often tricked or treated. At 12, we made an Anne Boleyn gown and fantastic paper mask from bags and her old debutante gown. We made cutouts and bought new ones for our window, and got the biggest pumpkins we could out in the country. It was a simpler holiday than today, but we had a wonderful time. Happy Trick or Treating, and Happy Holidays to all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How we read Changes Faces

From the newsletters of one of my alma maters; the changing face of reading.  How do you read?

The Changing Face of Reading

Tonight, when you curl up with your bedtime story of choice, will the glow

of a Kindle illuminate your sleepy face? In the morning, when you rise to

apprise yourself of the world’s happenings, will you do so via an iPad, laptop,

or smartphone? Will your day be punctuated by emailed communiqués from

friends, family, and colleagues? One thing is certain: Reading isn’t what it used

to be. Over the last thousand years, the texts themselves, and the ways in which

we read them, have undergone a succession of thrilling transformations.

Of course, long before books, there were stories that spilled not from pens

but from human throats. The first form of “reading” was a synthesis of listening

and talking, an oral tradition perfected by indigenous cultures around the world,

and still practiced by people everywhere.

Even with the advent of alphabets and the practice of writing, an emphasis

on the human voice remained; this concern with the sound of words was a

notable characteristic of some medieval literature. “During the Middle Ages

in England,” explains Professor Kathy Lavezzo, “a lot of vernacular literature

was written in alliterative form and therefore intended to be read aloud before

an audience. In some of this literature, such as the

Alliterative Morte Arthure (c.

1400), the author seems so excited about alliteration that at times he/she makes
up words for the sake of consonance and at the expense of coherence. In this

case, reading is about the sheer enjoyment of alliteration.”

In the early modern period, readers were less likely to recite, and more

likely to write; the act of reading was inextricably tied to that of putting

words on a page. “In the Renaissance,” says Professor Adam Hooks, “readers

were trained to encounter a text with a pen in hand, in order to mark

up—and hence actively engage with—the text. Simple reading alone was not

sufficient; the proper scholarly reader needed to actively use the text, taking

the time to fully comprehend its meanings and

implications. Reading was also aimed at some

practical or intellectual goal: a used text was

inevitably incorporated into one’s own writing.”

Consequently, a blank—or “commonplace”—book,

Hooks explains, “was an indispensable tool for the

Renaissance reader: here quotations from various

sources could be collected, so that they could be

retrieved and used at some later point.”

This brings to mind the comparatively simple

act of “bookmarking” a webpage. Today, texts

are portable, downloadable, listenable, copy- and

paste-able, and can be discarded and replaced with

the quickness of a mouse click. We see them on

displays as wee as two square inches and as wide as seventy feet—the width of

a movie theater screen, which, today’s English majors know, can be “read” as

readily as a book.

The act of reading no longer requires the presence of words—be they spoken

or printed—at all. Photography, film, television, the Internet, and an assortment

of gadgets ensure that we are swimming in images, all of which serve as fodder

for a thoroughly modern kind of reading. Today’s most avid readers and critical

thinkers realize that every picture really does tell a story. “The ability to ‘read’

an image,” says Professor Miriam Thaggert, “as well as a literary text, shapes the

face of reading now—to analyze the composition of a photograph with as much

attention as we examine the structure of a narrative. Reading now recognizes the

visually-inflected world we live in and studies how image and text work together

to shape our world.” Students in English courses such as

Popular Culture and

Everyday Life in the U.S.

, Topics in Film and Literature, and New Media Poetics learn

this. Meanwhile, the rest of us can learn by watching them.

“We learn a great deal about the future of reading by observing young

people—what and how they read, with which technologies, and as part of what

media cultures,” notes Professor Stephen Voyce. “We are told that manic

tweeting, text walking, and the chronic facebook updater fill the world with

ephemeral, disposable language. Yet, one finds a handy riposte to this version of

things in their dedication to Harry Potter novels and video games whose quests

take months to complete. So it would seem the so-called Millennials love extremes,

reveling in a seven-part epic whose vast symbolic arena echoes Homer’s imaginative

universe, whilst taking joy in Twitter’s cheeky 140-character restriction.”

Today’s young readers both keep pace with and perpetuate reading’s

ongoing evolution. “The young have no problems moving between radically

different media and border-blurring genres,” says Voyce. “I see in my students a

generation swinging wildly from that jungle gym of language we used to call the


If yesterday’s avant-garde is today’s conventional reality, tomorrow’s reading

practices will only further stretch our collective imagination, as well as our

capacity for invention. What will abide, however, in spite of reading’s perpetually

changing face, is the love of words and the stories they shape—the very human

craving for both true and invented tales that will last as long as we do.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

From Pro Blogger

A good writing prompt for memoir: 1. Where were you September 11, 2001? 2. Describe your favorite childhood routine? Who was there? What day of the week was it? How many were there? What did you do? When did it take place? 3. What was your first Halloween like? Remember to use details that evoke all five senses. Feel free to post or email them to me for comments, suggestions.
Below: Useful tips and Apps for writers; enjoy! 8 Non-writing Apps for Writers Posted: 16 Sep 2012 01:07 PM PDT This guest post is by Ben Ellis of www.b3n3llis.com. A lot of “app talk” in the world of writing revolves around the main applications used to compose your piece of writing, such as Scrivener, iA Writer, and my weapon of choice, MOApps’ Write, plus a whole load of others too. I use a few additional apps to help me research and record things when I’m out and my notebook or laptop are at home. These assistant apps are ones you can fire up on your phone or tablet when a moment of inspiration hits you or you need to double-check something. Now you don’t need to worry about always remembering a pen and paper … just keep your battery charged. Dictionary & Thesaurus My poor spelling of words longer than five letters demands I use this app on a very regular basis. It’s easy to use, very well designed and the Thesaurus is great too. Although I only use it to find words that have slipped my memory—it’s no good filling your MS with a myriad of grandiloquent words you, your peers, or characters would never use in normal everyday life. This app’s free with ads and paid without. Rhyme Source The basic design means it’s not the most attractive app on your device, but it is one of the easiest to use. For someone who doesn’t write poetry I use this surprsingly often. It comes at a small cost. Dropbox Everyone should have a backup in the Cloud. This is the Big Daddy of the services available out there, but there are others. The main, fundamental point is: back up your stuff. Also, handy if you’re out and about and you want to review or add to a document of yours—you can access it and make an amendment to the live document from anywhere at anytime. Free for a basic account. Nebulous Now, you could use Mac’s native Notes app to record your story ideas, but that would be boring, right? So check out Nebulous. It’s especially built for writers, coders, and others to record ideas. I only use it to note down ideas but it’s better than Notes, allowing a better filing system, plus it’s integrated with Dropbox so once you enter an idea, it automatically creates a backup in the cloud via your Dropbox account. Free and paid versions are available. Discover I’m glad I started writing during the Age of Wikipedia because I can’t imagine it any other way! This app gives you an intuitive way to navigate Wikipedia along with some added features such as a search history and related articles. It’s an effective and enjoyable research tool. Free but you’ll have to switch to the US store to get it (if you’re not already there). MacFreedom and TV Guide TV, along with the internet, is probably the worst enemy of a writer’s productivity. Vegging in front of a reality show or scrolling aimlessly through Twitter or an exe’s Facebook profile doesn’t get the next great novel of a generation written! MacFreedom (for Mac and PC) blocks all internet activity on a laptop or desktop for a set amount of time, whilst the TV Guide app lets you see what’s on TV before you actually switch it on. MacFreedom is only $10 and the TV Guide is free. Your writing time is precious, protect it! The National Geographic HD Atlas Yes, you could use Google Maps or Google Earth, but for a small cost you could immerse yourself into a beautifully rendered HD atlas and let your imagination travel the seven seas! Baby Names Gives you ideas and inspiration for names and the meanings and origins behind them. Anyone seeing you use it may have some questions for you, especially your other half. Free. You can probably achieve the same results with most of these apps by just using a web browser on your phone, but where’s the fun in that?! Also, if you really like an app then go ahead and pay for the full version to encourage the developer to spend time on updating and improving it for you. Do you use any of these apps? Or others we should know about? Share them in the comments. Ben Ellis has completed his second novel, ‘Broken Branches’ a dystopian tale of controlled procreation, and is currently looking for an agent or publisher. You can find him online at http://www.b3n3llis.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/b3n3llis. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger 8 Non-writing Apps for Writers How Playboy Can Help Your Blog Posted: 16 Sep 2012 07:07 AM PDT This guest post is by Greg Narayan of http://www.dearblogger.org/. My roommate always gets Playboy. He puts the new mag right by the silverware drawer in the kitchen, and it usually sits there wide open. We share a relatively small apartment in Manhattan’s financial district. I see the darn thing every day when I walk in the front door. Yesterday, I decided to open it up. I mean, as I said, it’s usually open, and open to some ridiculous page. Slightly enticing. I don’t think I need to explain myself too much here, or make excuses for my decision to open the mag. I’m a guy after all. Sidenote: I don’t support Playboy or think it is a useful or productive way of spending time. What I saw as I flipped through back to front (bad habit) was not what I had expected. The mag was filled with a series of articles that basically sold the lifestyle of an ambitious, successful man. A man who had wealth, style, worldly tastes, and yes, women on his arms. This man wasn’t one person. As my fingers flipped through the glossy pages I saw Justin Timberlake, Ray Liotta, Ryan Gosling, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Guys I envy. Now, I’ve been researching blog marketing a lot lately, and trying to relate my content directly to my specific audience. It’s worthwhile research—you can write the best article ever on ache treatment but if your reader doesn’t suffer from ache then it’s all for naught. Marketing: basic stuff I had messed up in my first two years of blogging. But this magazine was telling me something. When I read content, I sort of focus more on how the writer is doing things, what their mindset is, than on the actual content. Here’s what I learned in my 15 minutes with Playboy. Give em’ what they want You’ve definitely read posts on selling to your readers, posts on getting your readers to do things, and countless others on blog marketing. You’re reading ProBlogger after all, so you’re clearly ambitious and looking to improve your blog. But I don’t think you’re totally using what you learn. Not yet, at least. My roommate’s mag contained the following things (aside from naked pictures): delicious food pics, 4th of July party pics, stories of Brazilian models, stories of English models, naughty comic strips, and ads on the following things: watches, red wine, vodka, sports cars, sex enhancing drugs, and beer. What a goldmine of male-enticing junk. I had always thought of Playboy as a joker’s mag, something put together in a sleazy way to appeal to people I viewed as mainly lazy and ugly. But this magazine was crafted by geniuses, who knew me and at least part of the subset of things I find interesting. Sorry if this is a “duh” for you—it wasn’t for me. How this can help your blog Can you see where I’m going? Okay good. Open up your blog, or click on one of the 12 tabs it’s already open on. I want you to be brutal and judgemental. What features on your blog do you readers really want? Want is it that keeps them coming back? Maybe it’s your posts (should be) or a cool picture series, or videos. Whatever it is, double it. Find a way to make it twice as prominent. Ways to blow up content: ■Mention it a few times in other posts. ■Reference it in your sidebar. ■Talk about the actual action of you making that content. This builds up your authority on the topic. Now strip down the nonsense on your blog. A pretty Facebook and Twitter section you think looks just peachy? Get that out of here! It’s not what people want. How about that ad section in your header? Do your users like looking at that? Get rid of it! Maybe a search bar you spent hours coding into your header? If it’s not helping your readers or actively keeping them coming back, toss it, bud. This is a routine I go through once a month, and I’m amazed at how much stuff I can delete to make my good content, and my best features, more prominent. Sure, you have to delete. Pressing that Delete button is satisfying, though. The images make a big difference Playboy show images, and collages, that just work. They depict things you thought you knew about in new ways. You know when you open up a Playboy that you’re going to see some stunning images, that’s a given. And you do. It’s simple enough, really, but that’s easy reinforcement. Can you imagine how many subscribers Playboy would lose if it just cut images by say 50%? They understand their users’ expectations and meet them. Then they take it the next step, by intriguing you. By showing you what lies out there and what you could be. How do they do this? Through bios of people like Brad Pitt. Through photos of Hugh Heffner when he was younger making lavish quotes and ridiculous money. They are selling a lifestyle, and you want it. Seriously, the longer the Playboy mag stays open, the more sucked in you become. You start believing you could have that lifestyle, and thinking about parts of your life, maybe your fitness for example, that you need to improve on. When I finally closed the mag, I had to rip it away from myself as if there was magnetism at work. How this can help you blog I do not mean start posting pictures of girls in your blog posts. Brosome, BroBible, and all those other obnoxious sites that once had cool content already sold out and did this. They’ll get some quick traffic but never really go as far as they could have. What I do mean is you have to start selecting blog post images that intrigue your readers. Use Photodropper and pick out beautiful pics to illustrate your point. You’d be amazing how much stunning images help retain your readers and slash bounce rates. People are lazy and like looking at pictures (you already know this). Then, use some easy reinforcement techniques. Think up three things your readers probably want before they find your blog, and present those three things in interesting, but easy-to-find ways. You want a user to read through your blog and nod their head, mouthing “yes” and “come on!” Not “wtf?” Compound previous success Playboy constantly talks about itself and brags. “Check out the pics from our 4th of July bash.” “See the coolest features from the past 50 years of Playboy.” “Get a chance to ride the Playboy limousine when you subscribe.” It’s ridiculously self-indulgent and I wouldn’t expect a blog to do that. Or would I? After seeing just a couple pictures showing how awesome Playboy‘s 4th of July party was, just a little part of me wants to be Playboy. I want to attend that thing too, and I deserve it. This is that topic of lifestyle selling again. Playboy is dangling things in front of readers’ faces—things that they likely will never, ever touch. But the service Playboy is offering is to make those things seem tangible—making that limousine seem within reach. That’s why you shell out $6.99 for an individual mag and even risk some dirty looks in the checkout line. How this can help your blog You’ve definitely had successes as a blogger and you’ve definitely had failures. But, are you talking about your success? Are you writing about it, or at least mentioning it so that your readers know about it? You should start doing so if you’re not. A hidden aspect of blogging you’ll realize after doing it for a while is that it’s equally important to write about your prowess as it is to provide quality information. If you don’t write about yourself, how are readers supposed to know you’re a reliable source of info? I don’t mean brag openly, people will smell that a mile away and you can really only pull that off if you’re someone like Tucker Max. I do mean highlight your acheivements. Do it like Glen Allsop does on his About me page. If you don’t exactly know how to write about yourself in a way that readers will enjoy, here are a few tips: ■Do it at the start of your post. ■Be funny with it, and a bit self-deprecating. ■Admit a mistake, then follow it up with a success story. You need to write about yourself more. Don’t expect readers, or fans, or even the people you actually see on a daily basis, to understand or know about your blogging successes. They don’t. Tell them. It’s okay to be naughty Playboy does things we know aren’t allowed. That’s obviously what gets people. But the way they do it is so darn bold. There’s such a sense of entitlement around Hugh Heffner and Playboy, as if they’re enjoying freedoms that belong to them and are being taken away from us. Whatever naughty and ridiculous things Playboy does, they do it like a boss. It’s like when my roommate steals my cheddar cheese then leaves the bag wide open, dead center of the fridge. He’s getting his filling and showing me too. Now, Playboy is an example of excessiveness. That lifestyle can’t exactly be replicated. We simply don’t have the resources. We also have jobs we have to go to, and normal responsibilities. Life isn’t one huge party. But again, we can imagine. How this can help your blog Think of ten things you would not think of doing on your blog. Write them down. Good. Now eliminate the five most dangerous things on there. I want you to think about doing the five things left on your list. Here’s what my list contains: ■Posting an inflated subscriber count to entice subscribers. ■Writing a quote someone famous said about my blog to look more popular. ■Exaggerating my blog’s income in a post. ■Telling readers they’ll get a life-changing ebook for subscribing. ■Saying I have post coming up on ProBlogger! These things won’t kill readers, will they? I’m not going to do them, because they’re naughty. Or am I? You’d be amazed how many far, far along bloggers have done these things in efforts to get more subscribers. And they’ve done them successfully. It’s sorta like dressing for the job you want, not the job you have. You’re just taking any edge you can because you want to succeed. There is nothing wrong with craving success. Do you think the first nude pictures Playboy posted were A-okay with everyone? Absolutely not: they got more criticism than George Bush. But doing things in a slightly more bossy, authoritative way, and claiming whats yours, are a few ways to replicate a bit of Playboy‘s success. That’s all, mates and, err, females mates. I hope I’ve inspired you, and have sucked some positivity out of what really is a crummy magazine. Sorry, Playboy. Greg Narayan is the founder of DearBlogger.org . He just finished an eBook on the importance of reducing Bounce Rate which you can check out. He resides in Manhattan’s Financial District. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lest we Forget that this is Still The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Michelle Wantuch: Critical Response- "Bartleby, the Scrivener"

Michelle Wantuch: Critical Response- "Bartleby, the Scrivener": In "Bartleby, the Scrivener," Herman Melville explores two characters and their differences in ways of dealing with conflict; however, the t...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Book Guide

Guide for Buying Professional Books, Reference Books, Law Books, and URLS for College Students by Ellen Tsagaris
Map Quest. www.mapquest.com Welcome to the wonderful world of books and professional libraries. No matter what you do for a living, you need a professional library and lists of resources. People who know these things often describe book collectors and bibliophiles as the victims of "a gentle madness." Yet, as one who has suffered from this malady all her life, I can easily say that of the thousands of books I own, there is not one that I have not used, enjoyed, read, or studied. In this world of multitasking where everything is a text, information is knowledge and knowledge is power. This guide is for all who love books, but especially for college students who need them. There are legal books, professional books, book stores, URLs for books, on line book stores, books about books, and many Internet resources. Use it in good health, and as I say to my paralegal students, use it for good and not for evil!!
Stores: A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books. http://www.bookstore.com/ They list book groups and sell online. I used to frequent the Sunnyvale, CA store. They are just wonderful, and have anything you want. They are open late, and offer many free publications, especially, Poetry Flash. City Lights.http://www.citylights.com/ This store is a legend, and was co-founded by another legend, author and artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti City Lights inspired our own Prairie Lights in Iowa City. Barnes and Noble: Also online.www.barnesandnoble.com. They aren’t my favorite, but they do have a great coffee bar. Their sales are terrific; every two years or so, they have a $1.00 sale! I bought Vera Wang’s book on weddings for just $1.00, when it is usually close to $90.00! The advantage is these are new books, games, and art supplies. At any of the other stores, you would still pay full price. They always have a good selection of sale books and helpful extended hours. • Northpark Mall Borders:[ now BAM or Books a Million; Also online.www.bordersstores.com. They have a newsletter which includes coupons and special sales. There are also special events for students and teachers. If you push them, their service is pretty good. One fine Friday before Halloween, I stood before the art books with my 20% coupon, looking for the expensive Joseph Cornell book I wanted. Nobody seemed to know who Cornell was, but the books about him always disappeared on coupon days. Once again, as I stood in my nifty Halloween sweater, the book was gone. I sighed audibly. Next to me was a very good looking gentleman holding a cup of coffee. “That’s an awfully big sigh,” he said to me somewhat playfully. “Oh, No,” I thought. I’m being hit on, and I don’t want to be!” But, then he said, upon hearing my dilemma, “Take your coupon to that desk over there, tell them to order the book, and tell them to give you the discount.” Then, I had an epiphany; this was no idle Ralph Lauren look alike; this was some Borders Executive, mayhap a District Manager! So, I went to the desk, related what he told me to. They were reluctant to agree, until I pointed to the man and said, “ That gentleman by the art books, the one holding the coffee cup, he told me you would order the book and let me use the coupon.” He saw me gesturing toward him, and toasted me with his paper cup. “Yes miss, of course; we’ll be glad to order it and let you use the coupon!” Moral of the story; ask for service, and complain politely where necessary! • 4000 E. 53d Street Davenport, IA 359-7830 The Book Emporium: • 4129 Kennedy Drive East Moline, IL Crown: http://www.randomhouse.com/publishers/pub_crown.html. They have merged with Random House, and have chains of bookstores across the country. This is a helpful site that allows you to do an author search. Cumberland Bookshelf: Bettendorf, 359-6630. Guzzardo's: Downtown Geneseo. This is a combined Hallmark shop/book store. They have a good selection of best sellers and mysteries, and decent reference books. They have pretty good sales, and are an institution in the area. They are also sort of a pleasant, out of the way place for us to visit.
Putnam Museum: http://www.putnam.org/. They have expanded this museum considerably since the time I was a little girl. They have great books on various cultures, science, art, and anthropology. You can visit the museum and see the unwrapped female mummy, view a film at the IMAX, have a snack, or just wander around. The gift shop also carries jewelry, fossils, you name it. • 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport Prairie Lights: Downtown Iowa City. http://www.downtowniowacity.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=275. They have expanded since my humble law school/graduate days, and now have a Java Hut café with amazing magazines. They also have for sale autographed copies of books; when I was living there, I bought an autographed copy of Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle. They have great reference books, dictionaries, and law books, and feature author signings and poetry readings. Rizzoli Books: Oakbrook Shopping Center: http://www.buy.com/retail/searchresults.asp?search_store=3&querytype=book_publisher&qutype=5&qu=Rizzoli+Publications&formatid=0&orderby=6&loc=106&dcii=4 [At Buy.com] Iowa Book and Supply, Iowa City: http://www.iowabook.com/info.html • 8 South Clinton, Iowa City, IA University of Iowa, Boyd College of Law Book Store [call ahead to see if they will sell to general public, or if you need a student ID., etc.] Walden: Good selection of books and sales. Their 10% off card was a blessing in graduate school when I used to buy my textbooks there. They are named for Thoreau’s masterwork, and they are still one of my favorites. • Southpark Mall Watermark Corners: They have a wonderful selection of children’s books, jewelry, English antiques, and coffee. There is even a café upstairs. They are located in the heart of John Deere Commons, near the Dead Poets Coffee Shop. 1500 River Drive, Moline, IL Used Book Stores and Antique Shops: Charlotte Bronte The Source Book Store: Over 200,000 books! 232 W. 3d, Davenport. Tim’s Corner: 2963 14th Avenue, RI 794-0333 Banowetz Antiques: 122 McKinsey Drive, Maquoketa. http://www.banowetzantiques.com/ There is always a nice selection of books in at least one or two booths. They also carry a full line of books on antiques. There are special sales, and sometimes, free items. This is a great place to look for records, cards, old Valentines, and all sorts of other goodies, too. They carry new collectibles, and are very friendly. Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/: This is a great place to buy software, computers, and computer books. I’ve also seen best sellers and books on many subjects discounted significantly. • 5153 Elmore/Davenport • 4401 16th/Moline Blue Castle Treasures: Rapatee, IL. The owner lives across the street, and she is always open during Spoon River. She has great books, and as a teacher herself, is glad to help you find what you are looking for. I’ve found some nice collections of Mark Twain and Eugene O’Neill, but she is loaded with old toys, collectibles, some furniture, records, you name it. There is also a nice shop next door you can visit, with more old books and antiques. Juli’s Book Keeper: Rock Island, IL. Former owner Ms. Finch was a huge help when I was writing my dissertation. Current owner Juli is just as helpful. She is an avid reader, and takes any books in trade. She also sells many handmade items and puzzles. This is one of the best kept secrets in the Quad Cities, and many local writers, including the romance writer Kim Cates, go to The Book Keeper to look for sources. • 2698 21st Avenue, Rock Island/788-6410. Usually open M-S 12-5. DAV: Most recent spectacular find: an autographed copy of Gerry Spence’s, The Making of a Country Lawyer. They used to be on River Drive. Takes credit cards, but not checks. Cash is always welcome. They are usually open 8am to 8pm. They also have good novels, paper backs, cookbooks, and craft books. Magazines are about $.10 each. • 1112 W. Kimberly/Davenport The Discovery Shop: 2397 Cumberland Square Drive, Bettendorf – They carry all sizes and all sexes. Everything goes to The American Cancer Society, so your shopping supports a worthy cause. The Discovery Shop has wonderful sales, and often sells new items with the tags. I’ve seen $500.00 women’s suits selling for less than $100.00. They also carry great shoes, designer lines, housewares, cookbooks, antiques, and collectibles. They have a nice selection of books in good shape. They have special holiday open houses, Super Bowl Sunday sales, and Cookbook Event sales. They are located near the Goodwill Store in Cumberland Square. Nearby are Keepsake Corners and Evergreen Artworks, which are wonderful places for office and art supplies. Dollar Bill's and Dollar Tree: They carry nice handbags, school supplies, and toiletries. You can also find jewelry, books, and close out merchandise. Recently, the Southpark store sold Eddie Bauer and other designer sweaters for $1.00 each! • 902 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport • Dollar Tree, 4500 16th Milan o 3824 44th Ave. Dr., Milan o Southpark Mall, near J.C. Penney Dollar General: As with Family Dollar, there are several stores in the area, including one right across the street from Kaplan College at Spring Village Shopping Center. They, too, have good professional pieces, including shirts, dresses, skirts, and sweaters for $10.00 or less. Fifty percent off sales are common. They also carry reasonable and good looking costume jewelry, handbags, and lingerie. They are also a great place to find hangers, and plastic storage units so you can take care of your clothes from season to season. Different stores carry different merchandise, so it’s worth taking a “tour” of local Dollar Generals. They are also a good place to find wallets and handbags. Their books vary from dictionaries and textbooks to best sellers. Most are $1.00, and are brand new in mint condition. They also carry coloring books for kids. It’s worth checking various stores to see what is available. They also have office supplies and framed prints, check out my Harriet Tubman triptych, and the African prints hanging in the library, both from my private collection. Neither set cost over $5.00. • 2170 E. Kimberly Rd, Davenport • 1037 S. Oakwood Avenue, Geneseo • 201 W. Second Avenue, Coal Valley • 905 W. 4th, Milan • 2010 26th Avenue, Moline, IL • 3830 11th Street, Rock Island • 4012 Black Hawk Road, Rock Island • 4110 Avenue of the Cities, Rock Island • 2201 5th Street, Silvis • 1224 State, Bettendorf • 109 E. 50th Street, Davenport • 2604 W. Locust, Davenport Dyersville Antique Mall: aka, Plaza Antique Mall. http://www.plaza-antique-mall.com/. Located in the hometown of Field of Dreams. 1235 16th Avenue Court SE Dyersville, IA 52040 Family Dollar: The selection of books varies. Most cost about $1.00. There are several stores in the area. They have decent quality clothing for under ten dollars. They also have 75% off sales; it is possible to buy a pair of shoes for $.50 cents. Most of the professional or dressy clothing is for women, teens, and children. They also carry office supplies, paper, coloring books, seasonal decorations, etc. • Cityline Plaza, First Street Moline, IL. • 3126 23d Avenue, Moline, IL • 1617 11th Street, Rock Island, IL • 921 16th Avenue, East Moline, IL • 2255 Rockingham Road, Davenport, IA • 1932 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA Galesburg Antique Mall: http://www.seminarystreet.com/antique/. 309-342-8571/ 349 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401: As with other antique malls listed, they have a good variety of vintage books and books on different subjects. This mall has three floors, and a candy and coffee shop built-in. Knox College students love to hang out there. Sometimes you can buy signed books by local authors as well. Goodwill: They also have a website where you can bid on items. Shop Good Will. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/. Many people scour their bookshelves, frames, and records. There are a lot of good deals waiting, and most books are under $1.00. • 2302 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf • 4241 23d Avenue, Moline • New Store off West Division and 53d, 5360 Villa Drive in Davenport, not yet in the phone book • 4664 44th, Rock Island • Several Stores in Iowa City; there is one just off the Coralville Exit. Hallmark Stores: Many of the Gold Crown stores carry beautifully bound editions of classics that have been portrayed on the Hallmark Hall of Fame. They also have music and tapes based on their TV specials. Hallmark also carries a nice line of gift books for various occasions. The Haunted Bookshop: http://www.abebooks.com/home/THEHAUNTEDBKSHP/. 520 E. Washington, Iowa City. When I used to go to the old location in Iowa City, it was run and owned by a physician who worked at the VA Hospital. It is still a lovely place to go, and great places to find vintage sheet music, books on every subject, you name it. The atmosphere is terrific, and you may even find the signature novel, The Haunted Bookshop. King's Daughters Thrift Shop: Moline. Murphy Brookfield Books: • Email • murphyb2@inav.net • Address • 219 N. Gilbert St. Iowa City, IA U.S.A. 52245 • Phone • 319-338-3077 • Fax • 319-338-3077 Another of my Iowa City Haunts, located in a charming old home. They have a very good history and literature section. They have a wonderful web site where you can browse their books and inventory. You can also browse by subject. Osco: The store in Moline at City Line Plaza has best sellers priced very low, sometimes at 40% off, more even than Borders or Barnes and Noble. I bought the latest Harry Potter book there when it was still “hot” and flying off the shelves everywhere else, only I bought it for a lot less!! Paperback Exchange Illinois Antique Center: 308 SW Commercial Alley/Peoria, IL 61602-1401/309-673-3354 – This is a huge store, with its own used and antiquarian book shop with books on every subject. It’s a great place to visit and wander around. They also carry magazines about writing and book collecting in the book shop. The Old Book Barn: ( 217) 875-0222/Forsyth , Illinois. Near Decatur. http://faculty.millikin.edu/~czelhart.hum.faculty.mu/AS92.html • Route 51 North P.O. Box 500 Forsyth, IL 62535 Phone: (217) 875-0222 FAX: (217) 877-9211 They literally have everything, and are huge! They have the best room of mystery and true crime books I have ever seen. This is a consignment shop, so you can bring books and run an account for further discounts. They also carry rare books, including real dime novels and pulp fiction. This is the dream of every graduate student everywhere!! Stuff Etc.: This is the granddaddy of all consignment stores. One store even has a coffee bar in it! At sixty days, consignment merchandise is discounted 50%. After ninety days, merchandise is discounted 80%! You could spend all day just in the one store. They carry home furnishings, clothes, books, antiques, toys, furniture, dishes, jewelry, appliances, you name it. They have great ties and shirts, and a lot of sportswear. Located just off the Coralville exit by Wal-Mart. The second store is near K-Mart in Iowa City. They have a large selection of books on all topics, well-organized and nicely displayed. One recent find was an Alfred Hitchcock mystery book from the 70s in mint condition for $.80! The phone number for Stuff Etc., West is 319-545-8408 Now in Davenport, IA on Brady. The Book Lady: She comes to Kaplan College. As at our front desk. We always have a nice selection of children’s books and gift books on display from her inventory. Fred and Ethels, 30th Street, Rock Island, IL. Vintage Rose; 15th ave. and 30th Street Rock Island, IL. Church Sales and Rummage Sales: The Resale Shop: 2218 37th Moline [right off Avenue of the Cities. This is a consignment store which also carries new things. They have a lot of books, and they are all in excellent condition. The Salvation Army : Once known as strictly a thrift store, the Salvation Army carries many new items and advertises them on its marquees. Their clothing is very reasonable, and they change merchandise with the season. They have a lot of books and shoes, and also carry a section for antiques and collectibles. • Store off 7th Street in Moline, 701 19th Avenue, Moline • 2125 11th Street, Rock Island • 420 W. River Drive, Davenport • 415 W. 2d, Davenport • 4303 N. Brady, Davenport Wholesale Books: American Book Display/ 736 Federal Street, Davenport Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Auctions: These are great sources that are often overlooked. It is possible to find antiquarian books, used law books and textbooks, good dictionaries, paper dolls and paper products, art books, children’s books you name it. Most people sell them for $.50 or a quarter, and many are first editions. I recently found pristine copies of Grisham novels for only $.75 each. I’ve also found gorgeous German Bibles written in script, the Time-Life books on Great Civilizations for only $.25 each, and many prints by famous artists that come in their own folders. One worries about the literacy of America if everyone is willing to part with their books, but hey, we may as well profit from it!! • Scotty's Auction/ 5403 Rockingham Road, Davenport • Milan Auction Barn/337 E. 2d Avenue/Milan, IL • Sharpless Auction. Iowa City, Iowa, Just off I-80, Exit 249. Besides special auctions, they hold them every Wed. at 5:30. • Thursday Papers: Check our local papers on Thursdays; all the auctions are listed, and they do mention when they sell books. Book Outlets and Outlet Stores: Tanger Factory Outlets. Williamsburg, IA. Brandeis University Book Sales [across the country]: http://www.brandeisusedbooks.org/. They also have an on line books store, brandeisbooks.com, and links for donating books. This is a wonderful sale, and I used to catch it regularly in San Jose, CA, where they held it at shopping malls. This is a site worth surfing. At their sale, I saw for the first time, the real Wizard of Ox books by L. Frank Baum. They also provide phone numbers and book club information on their site. Named for a Supreme Court Justice, they live up to their namesake. Chicago Book Fair: http://www.chicagotribune.com/extras/printersrow/: June 4-6, 2004. Check their site. See the following quote from their webpage where they write: “The largest free literary event in the Midwest, the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair features five tented blocks in the historic Printers Row district and showcases the nation's most diverse booksellers displaying new, used and antiquarian books for sale. Annually the Book Fair offers more than 90 free literary programs including readings and book-signings by famous authors, panel discussions of cutting edge issues, non-stop poetry readings, a Writers' Marketplace and two full days of children's programming. All Book Fair events are free and open to the public. The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair is located on South Dearborn between Congress and Polk, and at the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago. Stay tuned for more information, and don't miss this fantastic literary event!” Computer Books: Borders Barnes and Noble Babbages: This electronics store features games and books on computers and gaming. I’m giving the URL for my MSN search. http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=babbages&FORM=SMCRT Walden Radio Shack Kaplan University: Yes, that’s right, us!! Never underestimate our book sales, faculty generosity, and occasional free giveaways, [latter usually in the Student Lounge]. We also sell books on other subjects. Check with Student Council. There are also many free publications like The River Cities Reader free for the taking at various locations throughout the College. E-books: UAL Library Quad Linc: Telnet: On line: Alibris.com. www.alibris.com. Credit cards only, secure sight. Has a good newsletter and discounts. They are very reliable, and ship within one or two days. You can also buy music and movies. I give this five stars. Amazon.com. www.amazon.com. You can find book reviews, read excerpts, engage in lists, do searches, buy used books, etc. They sell other merchandise as well, including movies and DVDs. Diversity, Inc., Newsletter.. newsletter@diversity.com. The initial announcements are free; most things require a subscription, but it’s a good way to get an idea of the issues going on in society. Half Dot.com. http://half.ebay.com/index.jsp • Textbook Superstore. http://half.ebay.com/browse/browse.cfm?tag=tb_books. This is the half price division of EBay, with as many categories and possibilities. This is a special link on the Half.com homepage which specializes in textbooks in the following categories. Categories Books at Half.com: Categories – Featured in Books Textbooks Bargain Bins Antiquarian on eBay Textbooks Accounting & Finance Architecture & Design Art & Photography Audiobooks Biography & Autobiography Browse Books by Time Period Business Children & Teens Computers Cooking Family, Parenting & Education Fiction & Literature Games & Humor Gender Studies History Home & Garden Medical Mind & Body Movies, Music & Performing Arts Mystery & Thriller Nature & Animals Reference Religion & Spirituality Romance Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Science, Technology & Transportation Social Sciences & Politics Sports & Recreation Travel eBay Books Book Recommendations Bargain Bins at Half.com: On a recent perusal, I found Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for $.99! http://half.ebay.com/products/bargain_bin.cfm?tag=books&format=paperback. This is a great place to look for special topics and children’s books. You could spend all day just surfing back and forth. Etsy.com Powells Books.com Yahoo Auctions. www.yahoo.com BookCrossing. www.bookcrossing.com: The have a great site for book lovers. This site is full of tips for successful reading and enjoyment of books. Members exchange books and book reviews. They also share book ratings. Book Sense. www.booksense.com Salon Books. www.salon.com/books: They provide reviews of books and also have links for other arts and entertainment subjects. There is always a feature book and a well-written review. EBay. www.ebay.com. They have categories for books, just as they do for anything else. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. www.lawbookexchange.com. They sell new and used law books, and also rare and antiquarian law books. They will also do appraisals and sell just published books as well. Legal Affairs Magazine. Legal Affairs.com . www.legalaffairs.com. What’s good about this periodical is that the whole thing is on line, not just selected parts, as other magazines are selected for the Web and you don’t get the whole thing. MSNBC.com : www.msnbc.com: They always have featured book excerpts. Look for The Today Show link. Home Improvement Books and Crafts: Dover Books: http://www.doverbooks.com/. They have terrific paper products, many of them retro. They also provide books about different cultures, and the Dover Thrift Classics are famous for only costing $1.00. The have great catalogs, and send them often. If you are looking for children’s books, this is the place to go. Ben Franklin: 2500 52 Avenue, Moline. Ben Franklin has a good selection of pattern books of all kinds. There are also books and magazines on crafts, painting, and jewelry. BF carries unusual pens, gifts, and office supplies as well as hobby and craft supplies. They occasionally have 90% off sales. Hancock Fabrics. Michaels Hobby Lobby. 2121 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. Also in Iowa City. They give away free patterns, and have lots of books, pattern books, graphics, paper arts, and magazines. Lowe's: They and Menards carry a complete line of Sunset Books, published by the Lane Family in California [they are big contributors to Stanford U]. They also carry books on other art and construction projects. • 3955 Elmore Avenue • 3820 44th Avenue Drive, Moline Menards: • 22 W. 53d, Davenport • 4100 10th Street Drive, Moline North West Office and Art Supplies: 1609 Washington/Davenport Michael's: 53d and Eastern, Davenport. They carry all kinds of hobby and craft magazines, as well as patterns and self-help books. They also hold classes and carry framing supplies. They, too, give away free patterns. Wal-Mart: They have a huge selection of books, art supplies, school supplies, patterns, paper supplies, and magazines. They also have great videos, CDs, and DVDs at reasonable prices, many under $10.00, and some hard to find. Wal-Mart carries classic brands like White Stag at very low prices. They also carry their own brands, and regular prices are usually under $20.00. Their sales can yield phenomenal bargains, so that a dress shirt can sell for $4.00, and a woman’s blouse can go for $.50! Wal-Mart also has a great yard goods and notions department where many fabrics sell for $1.00 per yard. They are a good place for shoes and even carry brands like Dr. Scholl’s. Also, they have reasonable house wares and school supplies. If you are mistakenly charged the regular price on a sales item, you sometimes can get a refund if you draw the cashier’s attention to the mistake. Super Wal-Mart has the added attraction of online shopping, and one-stop shopping. You can buy groceries and work clothes all in one fell swoop! If you live in the Carbondale, IL area, you can go to the Wal-Mart discount store, Bud’s. Check the Web for other locations and for online shopping. • 5811 Elmore Avenue, Davenport • 3930 44th Avenue, Moline • New store in West Davenport Sam’s: If you are willing to pay the yearly membership price, you can find literally anything. They have great deals on designer clothes, office supplies, groceries, and books. Books are always discounted, sometimes near wholesale prices. They have wonderful journals and blank books for keeping school notes or addresses, or even creative writings. Sweaters that cost $75.00 and up elsewhere go for $12.99 at Christmas. They also have great ideas for office gifts. One Christmas, I received as a gift a hand painted Italian ceramic jar full of biscotti. The jar was about 18 inches high and 8 inches in diameter; it cost $19.99. If it had come from Williams Sonoma, it would have cost at least three times that amount. Trust me; I know these things. • 3887 Elmore Avenue, Davenport Somerset Studios and Stampington.com. www.stampington.com: This is a gorgeous magazine that uses visual techniques to tell a story. There are a lot of links for rubber stamps, paint, graphics, patterns, ideas, etc. Most issues revolve around a theme, e.g., Homer’s Odyssey. The collages, boxes, and homemade books incorporate themes from art and literature. It is a gorgeous magazine, and explores truly what a text is, and what art and writing across the curriculum are. • Zines: Zines are self-published periodicals and magazines on a variety of subjects. The best, to me, are those that incorporate collage, painting, and paper arts to illustrate a theme. Anyone can start a zine; I worked on one in College called An Ounce of Civet. In the 19th century, they were often called Chapbooks. Emily Dickinson was on her way to creating them when she sewed her poems into little books. They are a lot of fun to make; review Somerset Studios magazine and look at the hand made art journals that people do, and you will have an idea of what a zine is. o The Book of Zines: http://www.zinebook.com/ o INKPOT’S ZINE SCENE: www.inkpot.com/zines. o Library Journals, Newsletters, and Zines: www.libdex.com/journals.html o Zines. www.etex.org/Zines Martha Stewart Living and www.marthastewart.com: The Distressed Domestic Diva still has a useful website, numerous books on decorating, crafts, recipes, and entertaining, and an award winning magazine. Don’t be a snob; she still has some useful ideas! Mary Englebreit Magazine: This St. Louis artist is famous for her character Anne Estelle and Daisy Kingdom designs. Her magazine has great ideas and features terrific paper dolls. She is also quite a philanthropist for those interested in working with charities of all types. Scrap Album. www.scrapalbum.com: This is a beautiful site with great links on Victorian scraps and ephemera. There is a lot of history as well, but it is so visually beautiful, that it is worth a surf. Victoriana. www.victoriana.com. This, site, too, is rich in links and has gorgeous graphics. There are places to buy actual Victorian antiques, and every aspect of Victorian life is covered. Department Stores and Grocery Stores: Hy-Vee: Northgate Shopping Center. Our own neighbor carries many books and magazines for all ages and for all interests. They also have nice collector’s trading cards and sports card memorabilia. K-Mart: Many of these stores carry books and videos in Spanish as well as English. They have best sellers and children’s books, often discounted. The Big K is a great place to find work clothes, too. They carry several professional lines, including Jacqueline Smith. These are reasonably priced and well made. They have great sales after Christmas through early March, where blouses and sweaters can cost $4.00 or less. K-Mart is a good place to buy basics, like simple shirts and blouses, shoes, handbags, wallets, undergarments and lingerie, and sweaters. Vogue, Seventeen, Glamour, and other style magazines feature stories and elaborate ads on the fashion finds available at K-Mart. They are also a good place to look for office supplies and personal toiletries. • 3661 W. Kimberly, Davenport • 5000 Avenue of the Cities, Moline • 3840 46th Avenue, Rock Island Kohls: You may be familiar with them because Jim Victor reports on their stocks every morning on KWQC. They are a fast growing retailer with great sales and senior discount days. Kohls features nice children’s books that they sell for $5.00 as a charitable project. They have a great selection of children’s books and toys. They have many sales at 80% off, even 90% off. It is possible to buy skirts for $.70, and blouses for $2.00!! Major brands including Sag Harbor, Dockers, and Villager are always discounted from 10-25%. They have nice men’s furnishings and sportswear adaptable to business attire, and a wide variety of reasonably priced shoes. • 800 42nd Avenue Drive, Moline • 3910 Elmore, Davenport, IA Marshall's : The new store is open at Duck Creek. Marshalls has a nice selection of gift books and journals. They are one of the most famous of the national discount retailers. Almost everything in the store is already discounted at around 50%, but there are mark downs on top of that. They carry Perry Ellis, Liz, Ralph Lauren [Polo and Chaps], Koret, and other major brands for men and women. They have a good selection of shoes and accessories, as well as toiletries for men and women. Usually once a month on a Thursday, they take an additional 25% off red-tagged sale items. They also carry calendars and office furnishings. Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Tuesday Morning, and Gordman’s require frequent visits, since you never really know what you will find there. Sometimes, you can add your name to a mailing list for advance notice of sales. They carry plus sizes. • Duck Creek Plaza, Bettendorf Sam's: If you are willing to pay the yearly membership price, you can find literally anything. They have great deals on designer clothes, office supplies, groceries, and books. Sweaters that cost $75.00 and up elsewhere go for $12.99 at Christmas. They also have great ideas for office gifts. One Christmas, I received as a gift a hand painted Italian ceramic jar full of biscotti. The jar was about 18 inches high and 8 inches in diameter; it cost $19.99. If it had come from Williams Sonoma, it would have cost at least three times that amount. Trust me; I know these things. • 3887 Elmore Avenue, Davenport Target and Super Target: Target is owned by the same folks who own Marshall Fields. Their books selection is very good. Target also sells DVDs, CDs, videos, and magazines. You can also find great clothes and accessories there. They have great sales on professional attire for men and women. You can sometimes buy a dress for $4.00, shells, skirts, and lingerie for even less. They carry all sizes for both sexes, and a professional line of maternity clothes, Liz Lange. Supertarget is open almost all of the time. They have wonderful groceries from all over the world, a sushi bar, Starbucks, a good snack bar, books, great seasonal items, etc. It is not unusual to find 75% off or more off items during their sales. • 900 42nd Avenue Drive, Moline • 1850 E. 54th, Davenport T.J. Maxx: 53d and Elmore, Davenport. They have wonderful paper products, videos, art books, audio books [my weakness], history books, and children’s books. All are discounted, and sometimes, you can buy one for $.75 or less. It’s pretty much hit and miss, so visit often. Tuesday Morning: Village Shopping Center, Davenport. Tuesdays also has wonderful wrapping paper, boxes, cards, and notes. They, too, carry art books and videos. Big Lots: Brady Street, Davenport. Also Galesburg, Il and La Salle-Peru, IL. Libraries and Library Stores: Augustana College Library: Occasional book sales. There is also an annual book sale at Augie to benefit WVIK. Bettendorf Library • Dewey’s' Cafe [formerly, The Novel Cafe]. They sell magazines, current and past, books, and paperbacks, all for $.10. • Library Proper: Ms. Hedy Hustedde, information librarian, puts together wonderful, helpful pamphlets about authors and types of books. So, if you like Anne Rice, that pamphlet, charmingly illustrated, also contains lists of books and authors similar to Rice. They are great reference materials for papers. • Also, the library has book discussions; I plan on leading one on Rice next fall, The library also hosts special events. They have been working on a community-wide Emily Dickinson project which involves planting her garden on library grounds. They also sponsor writing contests. Black Hawk College Learning Resource Center [books sales and book give-aways] Galva Public Library: Galva, IL. They have a great book sale during the Stark County Scenic drive every year during the last Saturday in September. Geneseo Public Library. Geneseo, IL. Annual book sales. Kaplan College Academic Resource Center and Student Council Sales. Occasional Book Give-aways, too. Law Library, Iowa City [gives away discarded books] Main Library, Iowa City [sales] Modern Woodman [private library] Moline Public Library O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose Rock Island County Courthouse Library Rock Island Library Rock Island Library, 31st Street Branch Southern Illinois University, Morris Library, annual book sale University of Iowa Libraries, various disciplines Western Illinois University Museums: Chicago Art Institute: They have a great book store, and an annex in Oakbrook Shopping Center. Their fantastic books on art are often discounted, and the postcards are plentiful and varied. There are also many booklets around the displays in the museum that cost $.25. Some are free. Museum of Science and Industry: As with most major museums, they have a great gift shop that includes wonderful books on all topics. Oriental Institute: Ditto the Oriental Institute. If you can, catch the PBS special on the origins of the Institute. Strong Museum, Rochester, NY: http://www.strongmuseum.org/. Margaret Woodbury Strong was an eccentric and wealthy millionaire married to the heir of Kodak fortune. She collected folk art and dolls of al kinds, and established a museum. There are over 25,000 dolls, and an extensive library. They allow scholars to write for information and will send photos. Field Museum, Chicago: They have one of the best book selections on art, native American and indigenous cultures, artifacts, jewelry, and other types of related objects. Hoover Presidential Library: They have great selections on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, including The Little House Books and critical books about the family. Some are by local authors and are often autographed. In fact, the papers of Rose Wilder Lane are housed there. They also have a large historical and biographical section of books about presidents and first ladies, as well as Dover books, sticker books, postcards, photographs, Hoover memorabilia, etc. There are discounts for students, children, and seniors, but the gift shop is free. Metropolitan Museum of Art: They have a great catalog which features art books. Eugene Filed House. St. Louis, MO. National Museum of Play/the Strong Museum. Museum of play.org. The British Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum University Presses: Oxford University Press Cambridge Press University of Wisconsin Press The Hogarth Press The Southern Illinois University Press Black Hawk College Book Store. Scott Community College Bookstore Augustana College Bookstore Church Sales and Private Church Libraries: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Gift Shop [contact Church]: 792-2912 St. George Greek Orthodox Church Boutique [contact Church]: 786-8163 Tri-City Jewish Center [contact Synagogue]: 788-3426 Christian Book Stores: The Faith Explained: 114 ½ W. 3d, Davenport Family Christian Stores: • 102 E. Kimberly, Davenport • 3930 38th Avenue, Moline In His Steps: Northpark Mall Religious Supply Store: Village of East Davenport Book Repair: • GBC Binding Systems, 933 E. 53d, Davenport, 391-7696 Antiquarian Books: Source Books Store Viewing – Augustana College Special Collections Festivals where books are sold: Spoon River Scenic Drive: http://www.spoonriverdrive.org/ Knox County Scenic Drive : http://home.grics.net/~scenicdrive/ Stark County Scenic Drive. http://www.outfitters.com/illinois/stark/ Kewanee Hog Festival: http://www.ilohwy.com/k/kewanee.htm Left Bank Art League Annual Show: Books by Bill Hannan, and handmade paper objet d'art. http://www.worldlyviews.com/news.htm Artists who make books: William Hannan, artistic book artist. http://www.midcoast.org/artist/whannan/ Paper Dolls: • Borders • Barnes and Noble • Watermark Corners • Marilee’s Paper Doll Page: http://marilee.us/paperdolls3.html • Paperdoll.com • The Paper Soldier [periodical] Lord Byron Miscellaneous Sources: Readers Digest Books: Majesty Books: Time-Life Books: Office Max Staples Majors Art and Hobby: Book Fairs: Check Local Grade Schools and High Schools Keepsake Corners. Cumberland Square, Bettendorf, and Moline, across from Southpark Mall. They have scrapbooks and supplies, and incredible stickers and paper. Near Dick Blick in Moline. Teachers Aide: Moline, across from Southpark Mall. They have great student books for grades K-12. Many are guides for studying literature or work books. They also have stickers and flash cards, and great educational toys. Magazines: • Bibliophile • Writers' Digest • Romantic Times Writers Organizations • Midwestern Writing Center • Mississippi Valley Poets • Romance Writers of the Quad Cities • Midwestern Writing Conference, newsletter and workshop • • Book Clubs [Bettendorf library]. Books On Line: Bibliomania: http://www.bibliomania.com/: Free books and complete texts, as well as study guides on line in various disciplines. Project Guttenberg : Similar to Bibliomania. http://www.promo.net/pg/. Named for the Guttenberg Bible, this is a fantastic site for E-books and other online materials It’s all free, and is absolutely wonderful to surf. Legal Periodicals, Hard Copy and Online: AAfPe Publications ABA Publications The Champaign County Chronicle: Published by my cousin, Chuck Fanakos. This is a nostalgia newspaper that looks at various months in history. It has wonderful graphics and is a lot of fun and informative as well. Legal Affairs.com Illinois Bar Journal Iowa Lawyer The Jurist Newsletter [free] NALA Publications NFPE Publications The Paralegal Reporter Lawschool.westlaw.com. www.lawschool.westlaw.com/faculty/proftools.asp Institute for Law Teaching. http://law.gonzaga.edu/ilst.Newsletters/Spring02.Itonlines02.htm Newspapers: The Washington Post QC Online The Des Moines Register The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chicago Tribune The Chicago Sun Times The New York Times The Argus The Moline Dispatch The San Jose Mercury News USA Today The Wall street Journal Le Monde The Orthodox Observer Pravda The Daily Iowan The Daily Egyptian [Southern Illinois University] Scribes: Journal of Legal Writing. www.scribes.org/journal.htm Journal of Technology Law and Policy. grove.ufl.edu/~techlaw The Haworth Press, Inc. www.haworthpressinc.com • Journal of Whiplash & Related Disorders • Journal of Women and Aging • Latin American Business Review • Legal References Services • American Journal of International Law. www.asil.org/Abtajo.htm • Stanford Journal of International Law. www.stanfrod.edu/group/SJIL • Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. www.alweed.org/alwdResources/alwdErasingLines.Title.pdf • Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.www.cardozo.yu.edu.cjicl Websites and URLs: Legal Writing in Plain English-University of Chicago Press. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/garner/documents/section3.html Distance Learning Support and Mentoring: http://maxpages.com.edsupport Study Guides and Strategies: www.lss.stthomas.edu.studyguides Braindancing for Students. http://braindance.com Eggleston's Distance Education Resources. http:www.the-eggman.com Nolo Press Self-help Law Center: http://www.nolo.com Famous Trials.www.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials Law Crawler. www.lawcrawler.com Lawsource, Inc. www.lawsource.com Law Journal Extra!. ww.ljx.com Substantive Law on the World Wide Web. www.mohter.com/~randy/law Law Guru.www.lawguru.com FastSearch. www.fastsearch.com Law School Websites: • Chicago-Kent College of Law. www.kentlaw.edu • Cornell Law School. www.law.cornell.edu/library • Emory Law Library. www.law.emory.edu/law/refdes/reference The Drudge Report: http://www.drudgereport.com/ The Smoking Gun : www.smokinggun.com. This site has the original court papers for many famous celebrity cases. You can see actual pleadings, briefs, motions and other documents. Be very careful; this site is habit forming. Celebrity Justice: http://celebrityjustice.warnerbros.com/ Court Decisions on the Web. www.stanford.edu/group/law/library/how/web.courts The Courthouse. www.ljextra.com Internal Revenue Service Homepage. www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/cover Legal and Government Forms: • Versuslaw. www.versuslaw.com/versuslaw/forms • Findlaw. www.findalw.com/16forms.index • Lectric Law Library Forms room: www.lectlaw.com • U.S. CourtForms. www.uscourtforms.com Bibliographies: • AALS Workshop for Women in Legal Education Bibliography.www.aals.org/wlepp/biblio.html Court TV. http://www.courttv.com/ State Web Sites: • court opinions New Hampshire: www.state.nh.us/courts New York: www.law.cornell.edu/ny/ctap North Carolina. www.nando.net/insider North Dakota. http://sc3.court.state.nd.us Ohio. www.sconet.ohio.gov Oklahoma. www.ou.edu/okgov Oregon. www.wilamette.edu/~ecrowell/law Pennsylvania. www.cert.net/penna~courts South Carolina. www.law.sc.edu/opinions South Dakota. www.sdbar.org/opinions Tennessee. www.tsc.state.tn.us/opinions Texas. www.winodw.state.tx.us.txgovinf Vermont. http://dol.state.vt.us.WWW_ROOT Virginia. http://legl.state.va.us Washington.www.wa.gov/courts West Virginia. www.scusoco.wynet.edu/www Wisconsin. www.wisvar.org.WIS Wyoming. http://courts.state.wy.us • state statutes Nevada. http://venus.optimis.com New Hampshire. www.state.nh.us/gencourt New Jersey. www.njleg.state.nj.us New York. http://assembly.staeny.us/ALIS North Carolina. www.legislature.state.nc.us Attorney General Opinions: United States Attorney General. www.usdoj.gov/ag/index.html Washington Law. www.washlaw.edu WESTLAW. www.westlaw.com Lexis/Nexis Findlaw.com. www.findlaw.com Hieros Gamos: http://www.hg.org/ Find Articles.com. www.findarticles.com Websites of Individual Authors • Stephen King. http://www.stephenking.com/index_flash.php • Anne Rice. http://www.annerice.com/ • John Grisham. http://www.randomhouse.com/features/grisham/ • Anne Rule . http://www.annrules.com/ Legal Sites, More Courts, and University Websites 'Lectric Law Library. www.lectlaw.com Voice of the Shuttle Legal Studies. http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2716 The Death Penalty Project: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/lawlibrary/death/ The Crime Library: http://www.crimelibrary.com/ The Black Dahlia Site. www.bethshort.com United States Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ 8th Circuit: http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/index.html 7th Circuit: http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/ Uniform Commercial Code. http://www2.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/foliocgi.exe/ucc2/query=*doc{tf9l}/pageitems={ref}? Amnesty International.www.amnesty.org NAACP. www.naacp.org United Nations. www.un.org NATO. http://www.nato.int/ Other Federal and State Courts: • http://www.maxwell.syr.edu.plegal/scales/court.html • http://www.judicial.state.iowa.us/students • http://www.courts.net • http://lawyerviews.com/lawsite.courts.html • http://landmarkcases.org/mapp/courtsystem.html • http://www.faculty.ncwc.edu.toconnor/111.111lect08.htm Online Dictionaries of Law: • The Jurist Law Dictionary. www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/dictionary.htm • 'Lectric Law Library Dictionary. www. lectlaw.com/def.htm • Real Life Dictionary of Law. www.dictionary.law.com • www.4lawschool.com • www.lawinfo.com/lawdictionary • www.chesslaw.com • Cornell Law School. www.law.cornell.edu • www.1000dictionaries.com/index.html • Court TV Dictionary.www.courttv.com/glossary.html • Lloyd Duhaime Law Dictionary. www.wwlia.org/diction/htm • Oran's Law Dictionary. www.lawoffice.com/pathfind/orans/orans.asp • Find Law Dictionary. http://findlaw.com Directories: • Martindale-Hubbell. www.martindale.com • West.www.lawoffice.com The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation: http://www.legalbluebook.com/ Federal Rules of Evidence: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/overview.html The Uniform Commercial Code: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/ucc.table.html Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/overview.htm Model Penal Code: http://www.legal-definitions.com/model-penal-code.htm • MPC: Selected Bibliography. • http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc/bclrarticles/4%281%29/bibpdf.pdf • http://www.fdpress.com/fdpress/crimlaw.htm • http://www.ali.org/ali/stu_mod_pen.htm CFR [Code of Federal Regulations]: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html U.S. Constitution: http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html USC: [United States Code] - http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ • IRS Code. http://www.taxableincome.net/exhibits/uscaindex.html Environmental law Institute: WWW.ELI.ORG West/Thompson: http://west.thomson.com/store/product.asp?product%5Fid=USCA&catalog%5Fname=wgstore Aspen: http://www.aspenpublishers.com/default.asp?readcookie=N Writing and Grammar Sites: • Purdue University Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Modern Language Association: MLA.org • Citation Examples: http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/mlahcc.html • MLA Citation/Online Writing Lab. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/ • Library of Congress Law Researchers: http://www.loc.gov/law/public/law.html PBS.org Search Engines, Browsers, and the Like: • Yahoo.com • Google.com • Looksmart.com • Big Mamma.com • Dogpile.com • Exite.com • Geocities.com • MSN Explorer • AOL.com • About.com • Netscape Software: • Office XP - Pleading Wizard Arbitration and Mediation: INTERNET RESOURCES ADR Resources. • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution • http://www.abanet.org/dispute/ • The Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. • http://family.knick.net/cadr/ • Centre for Conflict Resolution International • http://conflictatwork.com • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution • http://www.cpradr.org • Arbitration Resources • American Arbitration Association • http://www.adr.org/ • National Arbitration Forum • http://www.arb-forum.com/ • United States Arbitration and Mediation • http://www.usam.com/ Mediation Resources • Center for On-Line Mediation, University of Maryland, School of Law • http://www.mediate-net.org/ • Mediation and Information Resource Center • http://www.mediate.com • United States Arbitration and Mediation • http:/www.usam.com/ Multicultural Law Enforcement: • Interpol at http://www.interpol.int/. • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/vii.html The Center for the Book - The University of Iowa: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ctrbook/ Employment in Law: • Monster.com • QC Employ Me • Law Jobs WWW.www.lawlib.wuacc.edue/postlaw.joblists.htm • The Legal Employment Search Site. www.legalemploy.com Bibliography: Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. Henry Holt, 1999. ---. Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century. Henry Holt, 2002. Bookwormer.com. www.bookwormer.com. [Buying cheap books]. Carter, John. ABCs for Book Collectors. Oak Knoll Press, 2000. Goudey, Pat. The Collector’s Price Guide to Collecting Books. House of Collectibles, 2002. “The Best for Less: An Insider’s Guide to Great Bargains.” Reader’s Digest. June 2004. 73+. McBride, Bill. Pocket Guide to Identification of First Editions. McBride Publications, 2001. Wright, Fred. “The History and Characteristics of Zines.” http://www.zinebook.com/resource/wright1.html
Dead Poet’s Café: John Deere Commons, Moline. A great place to ponder and write, and to view vintage portraits of Poe, Bronte, Emerson, and all the greats!
- Appendix Some Useful Sites for Students and Book Lovers