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    Happy 450th William!

    I had meant to write this post yesterday, but, after spending two days getting to know a stomach virus pretty intimately, I had a lot of work to catch up on. So, as Friday’s are supposed to be for Features I am going to make this Friday all about Shakespeare. Why? Firstly, because, ahem, look at the blog name. Secondly, because sometime this week, the world’s greatest playwright was born. This is a big deal for all of us literary geeks.  No one person has influenced literature, and our culture, more than William Shakespeare. Plays, poetry, prose, movies, theater…all of it would not be what it is today without Shakespeare’s influence. Actors,…

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    Be Glad of Life and Bookstores

    One of my favorite places is bookstores, old ones, new ones, libraries, basically anything that houses books. I love the smell of books. It is one of the best smells. Someday a perfume company is going to figure that out and make a cologne for men that makes him smell like a leather-bound book, and then that company is going to make millions. I know lots of women who love the smell of old books. It’s heady and comforting. Remember that men. If your girl likes to read, she probably likes the smell of books. Just sayin’. So my weekend has been spent around books obviously. Today I went to…