Have Your Party Guests Make Toast
My Library Things
  The Do-It-Yourself Party (found under “Parties That Are Different”) suggests this “easy on the hostess” party idea: “Beside an Electric Toaster: slices of bread, a dish of butter and a shaker of cinnamon and sugar mixture.”   From Of Parties and Petticoats: a world of wonderful things for girls …
The Comfort of Bachelor Quarters
My Library Things
Post-Prandial Philosophy by Grant Allen (1894). This book was sent to me because it was too far gone to be repaired (missing pages & too brittle). I amused myself by reading a bit, including this page, which states, “I only say this–that I think the present crisis in the English …
Stop Eating Books
My Library Things
I thought it was just the public libraries that had trouble with books being chewed on. My favorite, of course, is the book returned to my previous public library with the note “ruined by dogs & berries” as if that explained it. I like to believe it is dogs eating …