Sunday, 27 March 2016

Victorian Doctors Thought Reading Novels Made Women "Incurably Insane"

Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage says “I was mostly astounded by the cornflakes thing...”
historybuff.com — In 1886, homeschooling pioneer Charlotte Mason wrote that “the girl who sits for hours poring over a novel to the damage of her eyes, her brain, and her general nervous system, is guilty of a lesser fault of the nature of suicide.” Strange as it may sound, Mason's belief that reading fiction was ...

No nose & a burst bladder – poor man!

Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage says “My post about Tycho - an astronomer more famous for his nose than his impressive work?”
Today’s post is about a gentleman who is mostly famous for two things, one of which is not having a nose. It is strange, isn’t it, what peculiar aspects of people go do…

Browsing Books: In the Big City Edition

Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage says “A lovely post about libraries and relevant books! Browsing Books: In the Big City Edition via @LislAK
Some time ago I spent a year that I wasn’t planning to alongside a large L48 metropolis, in one of the suburbs’ own cities. Because I was dirt poor and many, many were …