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I understand that in the heat of battle, a soldier will often not experience the pain of a sudden dismemberment until some hours after the loss. That must be what I am going through now, and what ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 231 comments on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 11:35 AM PDT with 864 Recommends
Susan Kosmailed me at 2 a.m. this morning with this news: I just got to check my mail and found your post and then your diary. I am still in tears as I type this, tears of gratitude and comfort. ...
by glorificus
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 01:22 PM PDT with 204 Recommends
I would like to say at the outset I had a little hesitation in e-penning this particular diary; not because I don't feel strongly on the topic - there isn't much that is literary that I don't ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 372 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
I learned to read at a relatively normal age - I think it was when I was 5. And, at first, I read the normal amount - not much. Then, when I was 9, I had measles or something (maybe chicken pox? I ...
by plf515
Comment Count 216 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST with 115 Recommends
An odd thing happened to me the other night.
by WB Reeves
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT with 107 Recommends
Tolkien is hobbit forming -Anonymous American Graffito One of the hallmarks of a professor is never knowing when to stop talking. Or writing. I had ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 122 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
They didn’t seem to be noticing, so he let himself go, discussed books by the dozens—books he had read, read about, books he had never heard of, rattling off lists of titles with the facility of ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 122 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 99 Recommends
The first time I ever heard about feminism was when I overheard a conversation between my father and one of his co-workers. Dad and his colleague were strolling behind our townhouse in Virginia on ...
by Ellid
Comment Count 173 comments on Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 08:10 PM PST with 72 Recommends
The first piece of historical fiction I ever read was Ivanhoe , and it was completely by accident. I was ten or thereabouts, and had just read Edward Eager's splendid ...
by Ellid
Comment Count 244 comments on Sat May 07, 2011 at 05:59 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
When I was a teenager, I spent most Saturday mornings at Kaufmann's Department Store with my mother and my aunt. Partly this was because Betty ...
by Ellid
Comment Count 219 comments on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 63 Recommends
Harper Lee only had one book in her; thankfully it was To Kill A Mockingbird. It was originally published in 1960, and I received my first copy that year on my thirteenth birthday. My radical, ...
by Most Awesome Nana
Comment Count 122 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 05:00 AM PST with 62 Recommends
It is a small book a mere seven inches long by four and a quarter inches wide. It has one hundred and thirteen pages. Eighteen of those pages are taken up with full-length drawings. Twenty-five of ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri May 04, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Alameda, Ca. mid 1970's My memory of when it first opened is cloudy. "The Factory" Bookstore was housed in an old iron foundry situated in the industrial part of town, across the street from the ...
by blueoregon
Comment Count 130 comments on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
William Shakespeare would have been 448 today if he hadn’t caught that awful spring cold and died. Every year I celebrate his birthday by ordering a cake from the bakery. Some years I have the ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 119 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 04:45 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
I grew up in the Denver area, so the 1999 Columbine literally hit close to home for me. Two shooters, thirteen dead, many more wounded, and a community with a whole lot of unanswered questions. ...
by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 04:00 PM PST with 58 Recommends
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 72 comments on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 05:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
I believe that books tell us something about ourselves. Books, if viewed through squinted eyes and at a certain obtuse angle, can reveal us in ways that a mannered life may not. My life, it ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 71 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Christopher Isherwood. Photo: nndb.com. I was in my early twenties and living in Vienna, Austria when I discovered the writing of Christopher Isherwood, and did so as many people do, by reading ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 07:56 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
There was a little glitch with the diary scheduled for today, so I've stepped up to the plate myself. Incidentally, April marks the one-year point that I've been honcho-ing the "Books That Changed ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
As we have no contributing diarist this week, we'll have an open forum instead. Friends, Romans, and Kossacks, we're running into choppy waters here--we need more contributors! If members don't ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 254 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 05:00 AM PST with 52 Recommends