Reading Aloud Favorites

“Mom, that’s not Nagaina’s voice! That’s how Nag sounds.” Mary quickly caught my…
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Operation Jackpot

The story is utterly fantastic, with a list of villains so long one…
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Ex Libris: The Bells & Other Poems

There is perhaps no greater master of the macabre than Edgar Allan Poe,…
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A Toothsome Find

A feeling of a subdued, anxious weight fills my throat and stomach whenever the…
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Columbia on the Road

The original South Carolina Constitution required the governor and other constitutional officers to…
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Ex Libris: The Complete Flower Fairies

Madeleine L’Engle once wisely advised fellow writers that if a book would be…
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Ex Libris: Lords of the Fly

Megalops atlanticus, the Atlantic tarpon, possesses an allure for fly fishermen that is beyond…
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Ex Libris: Northanger Abbey

The publication of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe in 1719 launched what is…
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Beware the Ides of March

Even the most dispassionate student of Shakespeare probably knows the line, “Beware the…
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Ex Libris: Revolver

The story of Samuel Colt and his invention of the revolver, told by…
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Ex Libris” Christmas Stories

One of my favorite childhood traditions in decorating for Christmas each year was…
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Superior Madeira

Robert Allston was always heard to exclaim to his thrifty wife, Adele, when…
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