One coalminer to another

by John McCrindle This is the text of an undated pamphlet written by my maternal grandfather, John Cree McCrindle (1897-1982), probably around the time of his wife Lily's death in 1956, to commend and share his Christian faith with fellow workers in the coal mines in Ipswich, Queensland. Dear Comrades, For the past thirty-four years …

15 great book cataloguing apps

For those who want to explore the world of online book cataloguing apps, here is an alphabetical list of the main contenders, current as at October 2021. It's not always easy to find the book you're looking for, even at home. BookBuddy (free up to 50 books; $5.00 one-time fee for Pro version; iOS) Add items via …

How to catalogue your home library

Hello, book lover! If you own a lot of books, or refer to your books as a “collection,” there’s a good chance you’ve thought about organising them more comprehensively than by arranging them on shelves according to genre, subject or author. You may even have a list of titles in a file somewhere.  But what …

How to improve your essay marks

What gets good marks? A good academic essay directly addresses the set task, and is well-researched, well-argued, and well-structured. Pay close attention to these qualities, and to matters of style, and you will see improvements in your essay marks. Relevance You must adequately address the essay question or topic. Failure to do so suggests unfamiliarity …

Who is Mother Goose?

Some books I enjoyed as a small child involved no magic or magical creatures, and are set in a world identifiable as our own. But one of my earliest childhood literary memories, Mother Goose, takes us right to the heart of fairy tale territory. Cover of The Complete Collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (Applesauce Press, 2018). …

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