10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 7

THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA I was raised in a house with no books other than my and my sister’s school books. My four grandparents were illiterate, my pa could read but never did, ma read the occasional pulp novella.  In our day, there was the traveling salesman who sold encyclopedias.  In our case, the man sold us The World Book, and man, was I bitten!  … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 7

10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 6

1984 by George Orwell Today’s newspaper’s Entertainment Section spent an entire page dedicated to explaining the new Disney Channel “stream” that will begin in November. I only glanced at the schedule, but noticed the entry, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a series in which the actor explains everyday stuff. Need we say more?” Need they say “more”? They need to say ANYTHING better than that … “stuff”? … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 6

10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 5

Altgeld’s America This book almost deserves a second post. Written by Ray Ginger, a radical from the 50s who wrote Eugene Debs biography, I picked up this book for FREE outside of a bookstore/coffeehouse on North Clark Street and Wellington in Chicago (about a mile up from where John Dillinger was allegedly shot at the Biograph Theatre!). This book has at least 3 layers – … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 5