National Library Week – My Library Request Addiction

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~ * ~  In honor of National Library Week, we at LitStack are running some of our favorite essays regarding our love of libraries.  Today, in an essay from 2014, our Gimbling in the Wabe columnist shares her thoughts on being a Library Request Addict. ~ * ~ * * Hi, My Name is Sharon [….]

Gimbling In The Wabe – Curling Up With A Good Book

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It’s January up here in Minnesota, which means that it’s cold.  It’s almost always cold in Minnesota in January – if it’s not, there’s something wrong.  Most of us up here don’t mind the cold; we endure it, some of us embrace it, most of us hold it up like a badge of honor.  One [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Words of Power

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When I was young, we were not allowed to swear.  Nor to take the name of the Lord in vain.  It wasn’t just profane words, not just swear words, but ugly words, too.  We weren’t allowed to say “crap.”  Or “geeze” (too much like “Jesus”, I guess).  So for years, even as an adult, the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Words, Words, Words

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Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has existed for ages, written language has been around for [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Whence Cometh My Help

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I would love to write a novel.  Not (necessarily) the Next Great American Novel, but something substantial, something tangible, something I can hold in my hands and say, “This is mine!”, something of which I can be selfish and proud.  A short story would work, too, or a novella, but A Novel is the pinnacle [….]