Series: Fall 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 3)

New Orleans Mysteries Are Music to My Ears!

The upbeat tempo of Jazz, Zydeco, R&B and Cajun music, punctuated by mournful wails of the Blues, echoes through the streets of the Big Easy. The sounds might be slightly muted Uptown and in the Garden District but blare at…

Trussell’s Books and Book Collecting Site, and EcletiCity

I’ve been invited to talk a little about my website,¬†Books and Book Collecting, which you may be familiar with. It’s probably mostly used by people searching for out-of-print books… there’s a collection of search engines and a hodge-podge of information…

Penny selling

If you put ‘Charles Dickens’ into the booksearch search engines, lowest price upwards, the first 19 entries cost one penny. Only at the 166th entry does the price finally reach $1. If you repeat the experiment with ‘John Grisham’, you…

The New Three Rs: Readin’, Ritin’ & Rote

Can a standardized, scripted reading program meet the diverse needs of a class full of unique students? During my credential program at the University of California in Santa Barbara, I was able to observe a scripted reading class on a…

Biblio-cookbooks

Betcha didn’t know that Sherlock Holmes had five different cookbooks? Bet he didn’t know either, what’s more I bet Mrs. Hudson didn’t know. We all know about Alice B. Toklas’ cookbook, but did you know that there’s a Hemingway Cookbook?…

Using online-offerings by antiquarian booksellers in the library

Editor’s Note:¬†Felix Stenert is a graduate student in Germany, and this article is a portion of his master’s thesis (we will probably have other applicable portions of his thesis in future Standard issues, with Felix’s permission). Felix is getting a…

Addiction or?

I’ve been musing about something, brought on by the reactions of my husband and my sister to some of my risk-taking behaviors in buying books (they’re horrified; wouldn’t dream of risking the amounts I do but have grown used to…