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Don’t Hate, Annotate

When I was growing up, my grandmother had a copy of The Annotated Alice, with annotations by Martin Gardner. I found it incredibly fascinating, and I later read his Annotated Hunting of the Snark as well. I don’t think I’d … Continue reading

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And Juster for All

Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth was a favorite in my childhood, and I’m pleased to say it still holds up. I recently checked out The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, with annotations by Leonard S. Marcus, which was published in 2011. I … Continue reading

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Even in the Most Encroaching of Darkness, There Is Always, Always Oz

I’ve managed to get my hands on a few Oz books recently. In fact, I still have a few more to go. The ones of this batch that I’ve read so far are about as different in tone as possible, … Continue reading

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Tweedle Twaddle

You probably know Tweedledum and Tweedledee from their appearance in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and works derived from that. You may also know that they’re characters from a nursery rhyme. What are the origins of this poem? As is … Continue reading

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