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Kindle Books for Fun and (Intellectual) Profit

These are all affiliate links. Free books were free at time of listing. All of these are books I’d read if I had time. Several of them I downloaded even though I do not have time.  I would have time if I’d quit the crazy crochet addiction which has come on me suddenly, but there […]

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“Dainty Breakfasts”

The following is from a delightful British cookbook published in 1899. I promise you it is worth your time to read through it.  It may be the most entertaining cookbook I have ever read.  The title alone makes me laugh.  The full title is: A Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts, by Phyllis Brown, With a Tabular […]

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A few free books

Links are affiliate links. Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall John Tyndall FRS (2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he studied thermal radiation, and produced a number of discoveries about processes in the […]

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Conversation and Mother Culture

“Conversation calls out into light what has been lodged in all the recesses and secret chambers of the soul: by occasional hints and incidents it brings old useful notions into remembrance; it unfolds and displays the hidden treasures of knowledge with which reading, observation, and study, had before furnished the mind. By mutual discourse the […]

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Crocheted octopus

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