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A New Journal

A New Journal

I recently began writing journal #81. Not shown here are years of letters written to and from all members of the family. As some of my friends know, someday I hope to create The National Diary Archive. Years ago I started a website and blog for that…nationaldiaryarchive.wordpress.com I don’t have many diaries from other people…currently … Continue reading

Rumpelstiltskin

Everyone loves a contest, right?  For 15% off your next purchase* at The Eclectic Reader, guess two titles (or authors) of the books on our list of the top 22 most requested/best sellers of my 36 years in bookselling in Fort Collins.   This includes all the way back to my years as Toad Hall … Continue reading

The History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. IV

The History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. IV

We have in: this rare copy of Vol. IV  of the six volume history of women’s suffrage.  The six volumes consist of 5,700 pages written over 41 years.  They are the primary documentation of women’s suffrage from its beginning to the 19th amendment in 1920 which gave women the right to vote.  The six volumes … Continue reading

Christmas on a Budget

    Way back in the personal history of the doctoral candidate there was probably a Little Golden Book or two…or more.   We all have to start somewhere. There is strong evidence that reading to children has positive benefits in all areas of their development as well as creating a bond with the parent, grandparent, … Continue reading

Nancy Drew: First Feisty Feminist Sleuth

Nancy Drew: First Feisty Feminist Sleuth

If you are over a certain age, (ahem), you probably grew up on the Nancy Drew mystery series.  She was an inspiration to many of us, an independent and adventurous young lady in an age where women were expected to be…well, not that.  This mystery series, which introduced young girls to the possibility of expanded … Continue reading