I'm just an animal looking for a home

October 10, 2012
by mitcharf

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

“But as to how the food is conveyed to her,” exclaimed Miss Greysteel, “no one knows for certain. Signor Tosetti believes that her cats carry it up to her.” “Such nonsense!” declared Dr Greysteel. “Whoever heard of cats doing anything … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
by mitcharf
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

I recently read an article which said that the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark books are being reprinted in new editions, but that the publishers are not using the illustrations from the original books.  Anyone who has fond … Continue reading

May 14, 2011
by mitcharf

Book excerpts

Here are some excerpts from books I’ve read over the past few years.  If you like good books, you will like these.  All of them are funny.  Most have other virtues as well. The following excerpt is from “A Fraction … Continue reading