8 Legendary Monsters of Christmas

The customs of the holiday season, which include St. Nicholas Day, New Years Day, and Epiphany, as well as Christmas, often incorporate earlier pagan traditions that have been appropriated and adapted for contemporary use.

What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

As we prepare for the Holidays, travel and bustle, know that Thoreau understood something that many of us modern day nomads would do well to recognize: travel is a matter of perspective, not location. “I have traveled a great deal in Concord,” said Henry Thoreau, a native of…wait for it…Concord, Massachusetts. In fact, Thoreau traveled far and wide … Continue reading What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

Book Sale This Weekend for #BooksGiving

We love our Library, do you? Marion Carnegie Library. Book Sale this weekend, beginning on Friday, and Saturday is #BooksGiving Day! They are located at 206 S Market St, Marion, Illinois.  Sale begins Friday November 22 at 9am and goes until Saturday at 4pm.  Check out their event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2642772699106959/

Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale

This young man sits on the side of Empire Road in Johannesburg and instead of begging, he provides book reviews. He collects books, reads them, and provides reviews for people passing by. If you like the review, he will try to sell you the book. This is how he makes a living. Have you seen … Continue reading Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale

Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Author of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", Robert Louis Stevenson was born #OTD in 1850. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from … Continue reading Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde