Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Joy of Re Reading

I save my rereading for books I'm certain will offer up new pleasures. Rereading a favorite novel first read 5, 10, or 20 years ago, is a measure of our travel, how far we've cr; it's a way of visiting an earlier self.

Lewis Buzbee in The Yellow-lighted Bookshop, p188.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Amazon Buyers Beware of this Scam

It hurts!! I have been scammed and lost £346 through a scammer operating through the site.

If you see this guy selling anything don't buy it!!

The moment money transer is mentioned, leave well alone.

The email addresses that I have corresponded though are:

Alexander Groom (

Hopefully other people will google their email addresses and come up with this.

Why would any trustworty retailer have hotmail & gmail addresses? They are coming across as legit UK based companies with corresponding company websites.

Again - leave well well alone - pure scammers.

What really annoys me is that Amazon was warned about this scammer in early December and still he appears. I got scammed but they should have closed this guy out in before now.

So if it can happen to an old hand like me it can happen to anyone.


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Monday, December 14, 2009

Books - A Cure for Gloominess

When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

Michel de Montaigne

Thats the best cure for gloominess and depression that I have seen lately. And it comes to us over 400 years. Books help us to escape from the dreariness of everyday life.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Education - an old view

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance

Will Durrant

That is definitely true, take it from one is ignorant.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Literature Resources on iTunes

If you are keen on literature and life long learning you may want to check out iTunes University on iTunes. It's a fantastic resource.

I have just downloaded a couple of courses on English and American literature.

Keep living and learning