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James Thurber was a true satirist. I had a lisp and we took turns reading it out loud to help me overcome it. My favorite will always be, "The Night The Bed Fell".

The Thurber Carnival (Harper Colophon Books) by James Thurber

The Thurber Carnival, by James Thurber. I met this book and fell in love with it, in grade.

My World-and Welcome to It (Harvest Book)

My World-and Welcome to It (Harvest Book)

How to Tell Love from Passion: A Timeless Litmus Test from E. B. White and James Thurber, 1929 | Brain Pickings

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E. White and James Thurber – Brain Pickings

James Thurber & E.B. White : Is Sex Necessary? by alexisorloff, via Flickr

James Thurber & E.B. White : Is Sex Necessary? by alexisorloff, via Flickr

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10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time

The year is Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.

James Thurber: My world - and welcome to it by alexisorloff, via Flickr

James Thurber: My world - and welcome to it Methuen - London, 1987 cover and drawings by the author

Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, "What's Funny about Thi

Holidays in Hell by O ROURKE. Traded In today @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe/ Guesthouse, Pattaya, Thailand.

My Life and Hard Times (Perennial Classics) by James Thurber

My Life and Hard Times (Perennial Classics) by James Thurber

The Last Flower: A Parable  in Pictures by James Thurber http://www.amazon.com/dp/1587296209/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Kp9lvb0M9S5E1

Originally published in November two months after World War II officially began, James Thurber's parable in pictures& a graphic novel ahead of its day&.

Laurie R. King is an amazing author and her Mary Russell series is definitely worth a look.

Mary Russell, meet Sherlock Holmes

As the second-largest country in the world, it is always odd to hear banter about the limitations of Canada. Some may point out its subservience to the United States or it’s deadly climate, b…

"Who has seen the wind? / neither you nor I / but when the trees bow down their heads / the wind is passing by." Thanks, to Christina Rossetti for those words and to W. Mitchell for his wonderful tale of a prairie boy's childhood.

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 1931 edition from the Rarity Press.

he first installment of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert was published on this day in 1856 in the Revue de Paris. Here’s a lovely 1931 edition from the Rarity Press.

Flowers For Algernon>>>>>>>>>>>>>>EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! IT'S THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes - This novel was banned in places because of the sexual explicitness of some of the passages. Some parents were afraid this book would awaken desires in their children and wanted it off the shelves.

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