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FYI July 16-17, 2024

On This Day

997 – Battle of Spercheios: Bulgarian forces of Tsar Samuel are defeated by a Byzantine army under general Nikephoros Ouranos at the Spercheios River in Greece.
The Battle of Spercheios (Bulgarian: Битка при Сперхей, Greek: Μάχη του Σπερχειού) took place in 997 AD, on the shores of the Spercheios river near the city of Lamia in central Greece. It was fought between a Bulgarian army led by Tsar Samuil, which in the previous year had penetrated south into Greece, and a Byzantine army under the command of General Nikephoros Ouranos.[1] The Byzantine victory virtually destroyed the Bulgarian army, and ended its raids in the southern Balkans and Greece. The major historical source on the battle comes from Greek historian John Skylitzes whose Synopsis of Histories (Σύνοψις Ἱστοριῶν) contains a biography of the then-reigning Byzantine emperor, Basil II.

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1762 – Former emperor Peter III of Russia is murdered.
Peter III Fyodorovich (Russian: Пётр III Фёдорович, romanized: Pyotr III Fyodorovich; 21 February [O.S. 10 February] 1728 – 17 July [O.S. 6 July] 1762) was Emperor of Russia from 5 January 1762 until 9 July of the same year, when he was overthrown by his wife, Catherine II (the Great). He was born in the German city of Kiel as Charles Peter Ulrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (German: Karl Peter Ulrich von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp), but he was a grandson of Peter the Great and a great-grandson of Charles XI of Sweden.


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Born On This Day

1194 – Clare of Assisi, Italian nun and saint (d. 1253)
Chiara Offreduccio (16 July 1194 – 11 August 1253), known as Clare of Assisi (sometimes spelled Clara, Clair or Claire; Italian: Chiara d’Assisi), was an Italian saint who was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi.


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1499 – Maria Salviati, Italian noblewoman (d. 1543)
Maria Salviati (17 July 1499 – 29 December 1543) was a Florentine noblewoman, the daughter of Lucrezia di Lorenzo de’ Medici and Jacopo Salviati. She married Giovanni delle Bande Nere and was the mother of Cosimo I de Medici. Her husband died 30 November 1526, leaving her a widow at the age of 27. Salviati never remarried; after her husband’s death she adopted the somber garb of a novice, which is how she is remembered today as numerous late portraits show her attired in black and white.[1]


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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Peter Buxtun (sometimes referred to as Peter Buxton; 1937 – May 18, 2024)was an employee of the United States Public Health Service who became known as the whistleblower responsible for ending the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

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Mike Stobbee, Asociated Press: Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86
 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy, 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 704): For sale: the only private island in the San Francisco Bay; The changing face of an American motel through the years; Rooftop sculptures in the Punjab hinterland; Automobile Exhibition in Paris in 1957; Cloudspotting for Beginners and more ->
 
 
 
 

By David Sherry, Caffeine: What Tabs Do You Have Open in Your Browser?
 
 
 
 

Make A Living Writing: Top 6 Scams That Prey on Broke, Desperate Freelance Writers
 
 
 
 

By Sophie Culpepper, Nieman Labs: Could social media support healthy online conversations? New_ Public is working on it “We talk to a lot of towns where there is no newspaper anymore; there’s no community center anymore; the town store shut down. And this is kind of it.”
 
 
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: Speaking Pennsylvania Dutch on the front lines in France | July 1944

 
 
 
 
Agree, thankful I do not need a handicap parking permit.
Morning Briefing July 16, 2024 – State corrections officer arrested
 
 
 
 
Colion Noir: What Trump’s Assassination Attempt Means For The Second Amendment

 
 
 
 

First Responders: Don’t Do Meth | Nye County, NV | S2E66 | US COPS
 
 
 
 

Shawn Ryan Show: Cmdr. Ahmad Massoud – The Assassination that Changed the World | SRS #121
 
 
 
 

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Recipes

By Amy Maoz, Pocket Collections: 13 Recipes for Hearty, Meal-Worthy Salads
 
 
By Ashley Elizabeth, Food Talk Daily: Easy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe With Sour Cream
 
 
The Yummy Bowl: Cabbage Stir Fry ”Rice”
 
 
The Yummy Bowl: These Crispy Pan Fried Tofu Bites Are The Most Delicious Way To Eat Tofu
 
 
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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

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Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 15, 2024

On This Day

1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre,[a] also known as the Church of the Resurrection,[b] is a fourth-century church in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.[1] It is considered the holiest site in Christianity in the world and has been the most important pilgrimage site for Christians since the fourth century.

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Born On This Day

1273 – Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (d. 1352)
Ewostatewos (Ge’ez: ኤዎስጣቴዎስ, ʾEwosṭātewos, or ዮስጣቴዎስ, Yosṭātewos, a version of Ancient Greek: Εὐστάθιος Eustathios; 22 July 1273 – 23 September 1352) was an Ethiopian religious leader of the Orthodox Tewahedo during the early period of the Solomonic dynasty of Ethiopian Empire. He was a forceful advocate for the observation of the Sabbath in Christianity. His followers, known as the House of Ewostatewos (individuals are known as Ewostathians), have been a historic force in Tewahedo Orthodoxy.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 
The New York Times: J.D. Vance Is Trump’s Pick for Vice President: Live Election Updates
 
 
 
 
Homemade on a Weeknight: Weekly Wrap-up & Senior Salon Pit Stop #319
 
 
 
 

Hank Shaw: Cherry 🍅 | Summer Seafood | 🐟 Sammich and more ->

 
 
 
 

Mia McPherson’s On The Wing Photography: Gray Treefrog On A Lotus Leaf
 
 
 
 

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Check Your Child Care Center: Inside & Out

 
 
 
 

Jake Wynn – Public Historian, NASCAR’s first race at Pocono Raceway | 1974
 
 
 
 

By Malee Oot, Mental Floss: The Curious Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet: An Avian Cold Case The once-abundant wild parrots vanished mysteriously in the early 20th century. Now scientists are closer to solving their disappearance.

 
 
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: TANSTAAFL and That $6,000 Discount
 
 
 
 

Mike Ritland: Three-Time Presidential Secret Service Agent Ken Valentine
 
 
 
 

Cleared Hot Podcast: Dr. Wizz – Unlocking the Secrets of Anti-Aging
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Hank Shaw: Smoked Salmon Pasta
 
 
By Food Network Kitchen: 29 Grilled Cheese Recipes That Are Gooey and Delicious
 
 
By Colleen Ludovice, Taste of Home: 51 Soup Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes
 
 
By Ally Billhorn, Food Talk Daily: Pistachio Eclair Dessert
 
 
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The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

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FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 14, 2024

On This Day

1420 – Battle of Vítkov Hill, decisive victory of Czech Hussite forces commanded by Jan Žižka against Crusade army led by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor.[3]
The Battle of Vítkov Hill was a part of the Hussite Wars. The battle pitted the forces of Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, against Hussite forces under command of Jan Žižka (in English, John Zizka). Vítkov Hill was located on the edge of the city of Prague and the battle occurred in a vineyard established by Sigismund’s father, Charles IV. It ended with a decisive Hussite victory.

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Born On This Day

1454 – Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1494)
Agnolo (or Angelo) Ambrogini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaɲɲolo ambroˈdʒiːni]; 14 July 1454 – 24 September 1494), commonly known as Angelo Poliziano (Italian: [ˈandʒelo politˈtsjaːno]) or simply Poliziano, anglicized as Politian,[1] was an Italian classical scholar and poet of the Florentine Renaissance. His scholarship was instrumental in the divergence of Renaissance (or Humanist) Latin from medieval norms[2][3] and for developments in philology.[4] His nickname Poliziano, by which he is chiefly identified to the present day, was derived from the Latin name of his birthplace, Montepulciano (Mons Politianus).

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Condolences
By Zoe Sottile and Kit Maher, CNN: Man killed at Trump rally identified as firefighter Corey Comperatore, who ‘died a hero’
 
 
 
 
Condolences

Shannen Maria Doherty (/ˈdoʊ.ərti/, April 12, 1971 – July 13, 2024) was an American actress. She was known for her many roles in television and film, including as Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie (1982–1983); Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985); Kris Witherspoon in Our House (1986–1988); Heather Duke in Heathers (1989); Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–1994), 90210 (2008–2009) and BH90210 (2019); Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001); and Dobbs in Fortress (2021).

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By Jon Schuppe, Janelle Griffith, Rich Schapiro and Dasha Burns, NBC News: ‘A fundamental security failure’: How did a gunman open fire on a Trump rally? While it’s difficult to eliminate every threat, some security experts said they were surprised that the shooter had been able to scale a roof overlooking the campaign event.

 
 
By Colin Marsall, Open Culture: The Internet Archive Rescues MTV News’ Web Site, Making 460,000+ of Its Pages Searchable Again
 
 
By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: Watch Hardware Wars, the Original Star Wars Parody, in HD (1978)
 
 
By Open Culture: Jimi Hendrix Unplugged: Two Great Recordings of Hendrix Playing Acoustic Guitar
 
 
By Open Culture: Honoré de Balzac Writes About “The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee,” and His Epic Coffee Addiction
 
 
By Open Culture: Andy Warhol Hosts Frank Zappa on His Cable TV Show, and Later Recalls, “I Hated Him More Than Ever” After the Show
 
 
By Open Culture: Watch Tom Waits For No One, the Pioneering Animated Music Video from 1979
 
 
 
 
By Sarah Mecham, Book Cave: 10 Reasons Why We Love Book of the Month

 
 
 
 

By Stephen Mihm, Smithsonian Magazine: Recovering the Lost Aviators of World War II Inside the search for a plane shot down over the Pacific—and the new effort to bring its fallen heroes home.
 
 
 
 

Nick Freitas: Trump Rally: “How and Why”
 
 
 
 

Mike Glover Actual: What went Wrong at Rally | Update
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Ideas

By Maker Gray: DIY Pool Deck With a Secret Hatch! How to Build a Deck for Your Stock Tank Pool
 
 
By rajiscrafthobby: Make Your Own Rectangle Crochet Basket
 
 
By JT_Makes_It: Solar Powered Rotating Strawberry Tower
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Bublisworldcuisine: Homemade Breakfast: Cookie Crisp Cereal
 
 
Where is my Spoon? Easy Zucchini Stew (Mediterranean-Style)

 
 
Amanda Swartz, Taste of Home: Weeknight Taco Soup
 
 
By Mark Beahm, Simply Recipes: Magic Cake (Gâteau Magique) This classic French dessert separates into three delicious layers.
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
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E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 12-13, 2024

On This Day

1191 – Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.[1]
The siege of Acre was the first significant counterattack by Guy of Jerusalem against Saladin, leader of the Muslims in Syria and Egypt. This pivotal siege formed part of what later became known as the Third Crusade. The siege lasted from August 1189 until July 1191, in which time the city’s coastal position meant the attacking Latin force were unable to fully invest the city and Saladin was unable to fully relieve it with both sides receiving supplies and resources by sea. Finally, it was a key victory for the Crusaders and a serious setback for Saladin’s ambition to destroy the Crusader states.

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1260 – The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
The Battle of Durbe (Latvian: Durbes kauja, Lithuanian: Durbės mūšis, German: Schlacht an der Durbe) was a medieval battle fought near Durbe, 23 km (14 mi) east of Liepāja, in present-day Latvia during the Livonian Crusade. On 13 July 1260, the Samogitians soundly defeated the joint forces of the Teutonic Knights from Prussia and the Livonian Order from Livonia. Some 150 knights were killed, including Livonian master Burkhard von Hornhausen and Prussian land marshal Heinrich Botel.[2] It was by far the largest defeat of the knights in the 13th century: in the second-largest, the Battle of Aizkraukle, 71 knights were killed.[3] The battle inspired the Great Prussian Uprising (ended in 1274) and the rebellions of the Semigallians (surrendered in 1290), the Couronians (surrendered in 1267), and the Oeselians (surrendered in 1261). The battle undid two decades of Livonian conquests and it took some thirty years for the Livonian Order to restore its control.

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Born On This Day

1477 – Jacopo Sadoleto, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)[21]
Jacopo Sadoleto (July 12, 1477 – October 18, 1547) was an Italian Catholic cardinal and counterreformer noted for his correspondence with and opposition to John Calvin.

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1478 – Giulio d’Este, illegitimate son of Italian noble (d. 1561)
Giulio d’Este (13 July 1478 – 24 March 1561) was the illegitimate son of Ercole I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara. He is known for the conflicts he had with his half brother, Ippolito d’Este, which culminated in a failed conspiracy.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Condolences
Karola Ruth Westheimer (née Siegel; June 4, 1928 – July 12, 2024), better known as Dr. Ruth, was a German and American sex therapist, talk show host, author, professor, and Holocaust survivor.

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News conference on shooting death of firefighter
Police hold news conference one year after firefighter Jordan Melton was shot to death – https://tinyurl.com/4yc8bxew
 
 
 
 
Arrrrgh!!
By Julia Jacobs, The New York Times: Case Against Alec Baldwin Is Dismissed Over Withheld Evidence
 
 
Anthony Brian Logan: Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Case DISMISSED For THIS Crazy Reason!
 
 
Colion Noir: Alec Baldwin Just Got Off On A Technicality For The Rust Shooting & Can’t Be Tried Again
 
 
 
 

What does your State have that is similar to the Baker Act?

What is the Baker Act? The Florida Mental Health Act, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, focuses on crisis services for individuals with mental illness, much like an emergency department is for individuals experiencing a medical emergency.

Baker Act | Florida DCF
 
 
Press Conference: Florida murder suspect spotted on video buying knife used to kill girl

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

By Emily Temple, Literary Hub: 14 Classic Works of Literature Hated By Famous Authors

 
 
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Comedic Consultant Trevor Noah has been on the Microsoft payroll for years, and nobody apparently noticed until now. Is that a problem? (Hint: Yes.)
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Splog Prevention Why I ended up taking ownership of the domain where my late-2000s newspaper lived—and why you might want to consider doing the same.
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Never A Dull Moment How sharp knives disappeared from the dining room table, only to return, centuries later, in steak knife form. Kings, cardinals, and factories are involved.
 
 
 
 
$5-increase? Big whoop~

By Mary Jo DiLonardo, Simply Recipes: Costco Announces First Membership Price Hike in 7 Years All membership tiers are set to increase.

 
 
 
 

Colion Noir: Armed Security Protecting Supreme Court Justice Who Votes Against 2A Rights Shoots Armed Car Jacker
 
 
 
 
American Body Cam: Bikers, Wh*res, Married Men… This Sheriff DESTROYS Them All
 
 
 
 
Actual Justice Warrior: Corrupt “Super Mayor” ROBS Firefighters
 
 
 
 

Cleared Hot Podcast: Was Gitmo Worth it? Did we lose our Morals?
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Randi Gollin, Martha Stewart: How to Make Iced Coffee Like a Barista We spoke to coffee experts to learn the best methods for creating delicious java drinks.
 
 
By Carly Westerfield, Bon Appétit: 21 No-Cook Pasta Sauce Recipes for the Hottest Days

 
 

By Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes: Mexican Street Corn Nachos
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitches: 10 Ways to Spice Up the Potluck
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: 9 Simple, So-Good Dinners
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 11, 2024

On This Day

1410 – Ottoman Interregnum: Süleyman Çelebi defeats his brother Musa Çelebi outside the Ottoman capital, Edirne.[1]
The Ottoman Interregnum, or the Ottoman Civil War[8] (Turkish: Fetret devri,[9] lit. ’Interregnum period’), was a civil war in the Ottoman Empire between the sons of Sultan Bayezid I following their father’s defeat at the hands of Timur in the Battle of Ankara on 20 July 1402. Although Timur confirmed Mehmed Çelebi as sultan, Mehmed’s brothers İsa Çelebi, Musa Çelebi, Süleyman Çelebi, and later, Mustafa Çelebi, refused to recognize his authority, each claiming the throne for himself.[10] This resulted in civil war. The Interregnum would last a little under 11 years, culminating in the Battle of Çamurlu on 5 July 1413, when Mehmed Çelebi emerged as victor, crowned himself Sultan Mehmed I, and restored the empire.

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Born On This Day

1406 – William, Margrave of Hachberg-Sausenberg (d. 1482)
Margrave William of Hachberg-Sausenberg (11 July 1406 – 15 August 1482) was the son of Margrave Rudolf III of Hachberg-Sausenberg and Anne of Freiburg-Neuchâtel. He ruled from 1428 to 1441, and abdicated on 21 June 1441 in favor of his infant sons, Rudolf IV and Hugo. As they were still infants, his cousin Count John of Freiburg-Neuchâtel took over the government as regent.[1]

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Condolences

By Clay Risen, The New York Times: Shelley Duvall, Star of ‘The Shining’ and ‘Nashville,’ Dies at 75 Her lithesome features and quirky screen presence made her a popular figure in 1970s movies, particularly Robert Altman’s.

 
 
Shelley Alexis Duvall (July 7, 1949 – July 11, 2024) was an American actress. Known for her collaborations with Robert Altman and for playing eccentric characters, she was the recipient of several accolades including nominations for a British Academy Film Award and two Primetime Emmys.

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James Clear: 3-2-1: On feeling foolish, the importance of dreams, and respecting others

 
 
 
 

By Aatish Bhatia, Nautilus: The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times It was heard in over 50 different locations around the globe.
 
 
 
 

The Public Domain Review: “A Truer and Deeper Knowledge”: Anna Maria van Schurman’s The Learned Maid (1659)

 
 
 
 

By Diane Hoffmaster, The Simplify: Mint Growing Tips and 5 Uses for Mint When It Takes Over the Garden
 
 
By Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet, The Simplify: Amazing Benefits of Vinegar in the Garden Plus Why It Works
 
 
 
 

By Sarah Mecham, Book Cave: What is Beanstack? Reading Programs of the Future for Kids and Adults!
 
 
 
 
By Julie Vick, Humor Me: Let’s Talk About SEO, Baby Some basics about SEO for writers

 
 
 
 
By Kaitlin Mahar, The Wirecutter: Early Prime Day Deals Are Here. We’ve Sifted Through Thousands. Most Stink. But These Are Great.

 
 
 
 

If you like Folklore, etc. check out this podcast:
The Folklore Podcast
The Folklore Podcast is created and hosted by Mark Norman. Mark is a folklore researcher and author based in the United Kingdom. He is a committee member of the Folklore Society, which is the longest standing learned society for the study of Folklore. He tutors online folklore courses for Learn for Pleasure and is also the curator of The Folklore Library and Archive.

 
 
 
 

Jeff Allen Comedy, Why We Need to Bring Back Red Ink
 
 
Jeff Allen Comedy: Why Millennials Are Spoiled Rotten
 
 
 
 
I like the change of address!
NBC New York: U.S. postal workers accused of stealing millions in checks | NBC New York

 
 
 
 
By Peter Dibble: The Failure of the Mt. Hood Aerial Skiway
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Litlte House Big Alaska: Hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip
 
 
Little House Big Alaska: Red Pepper Tapenade Recipe
 
 
Little House Big Alaska: Jalapeño Popper Dip
 
 
By Melissa Clark, New York Times Cooking: Oven S’mores
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 09-10, 2024

On This Day

869 – The 8.4–9.0 Mw Sanriku earthquake strikes the area around Sendai in northern Honshu, Japan. Inundation from the tsunami extended several kilometers inland.
The 869 Jōgan earthquake (貞観地震, Jōgan jishin) and its associated tsunami struck the area around Sendai in the northern part of Honshu on 9 July 869 (the 26th day of the 5th month in the 11th year of Jōgan;[4] or 13 July 869[5]). The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of at least 8.6 on the moment magnitude scale,[6] but may have been as high as 9.0, similar to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2] The tsunami caused widespread flooding of the Sendai plain. In 2001, researchers identified sand deposits in a trench more than 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) from the coast as coming from this tsunami.[5]

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420 – Having usurped the throne of Emperor Gong of Jin, Liu Yu proclaims himself Emperor of the Liu Song dynasty.[1]
Song, known as Liu Song (Chinese: 劉宋), Former Song (前宋) or Song of (the) Southern dynasties (南朝宋) in historiography, was an imperial dynasty of China and the first of the four Southern dynasties during the Northern and Southern dynasties period. It succeeded the Eastern Jin dynasty and preceded the Southern Qi dynasty.[3]


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Born On This Day

1455 – Frederick IV of Baden, Dutch bishop (d. 1517)
Frederik of Baden (1458 – 24 September 1517, Lier) was a German nobleman who served as Bishop of Utrecht from 1496 until his resignation in 1517.[1][2]

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1451 – James III of Scotland (d. 1488)[25]
James III (10 July 1451/May 1452 – 11 June 1488) was King of Scots from 1460 until his death at the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488. He inherited the throne as a child following the death of his father, King James II, at the siege of Roxburgh Castle. James III’s reign began with a minority that lasted almost a decade, during which Scotland was governed by a series of regents and factions who struggled for possession of the young king before his personal rule began in 1469.


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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Condolences
James Mountain Inhofe (/ˈɪnhɒf/; INN-hoff; November 17, 1934 – July 9, 2024) was an American politician who served as a United States senator from Oklahoma from 1994 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he was the longest serving U.S. senator from Oklahoma. He served in various elected offices in the state of Oklahoma for nearly sixty years, between 1966 and 2023.

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Condolences
Joseph Sloan Bonsall Jr. (May 18, 1948 – July 9, 2024) was an American singer who was the tenor vocalist of the country/gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys since October 1973.[1] Besides charting numerous hits as a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, Bonsall had a solo chart credit alongside the band Sawyer Brown in their 1986 single “Out Goin’ Cattin'”, on which he was credited as “Cat Joe Bonsall”.

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Larry’s Country Diner: Remembering Joe Bonsall from The Oak Ridge Boys
 
 
 
 
MessyNessy, 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 703): Fellini’s Forgotten Masterpiece; Marble front row seats at the Ancient Greek theater of Oropos; Diaolou — multi-storey defensive watchtowers of China; This 1989 Documentary about Greyhound Buses; A lesser-known Van Gogh painting called Prisoners’ Round which inspired the Yard scene in Kubrik’s Clockwork Orange; The Forgotten Black Explorers Who Transformed Americans’ Understanding of the Wilderness and more ->

 
 
 
 

Joanne Guidoccio: Focus on Progress
Best-selling author Brianna Wiest inspires readers to reclaim their power and improve their lives in The Mountain is You. Here’s a thought-provoking excerpt:

Don’t worry about doing it well; just do it.
 
 
 
 

Rare Historical Photos: Futuramic Oldsmobile of 1948-1949: Vintage Ads Showing a Classic Automotive Beauty

 
 
 
 

Jake Wynn – Public Historian: A Schuylkill County soldier and the liberation of Rome | June 1944
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: Private Harvey L. Adams | Killed on D-Day, June 6, 1944
 
 
 
 
Michael Dexter Hankins: BORDERLINE INSANITY “The pay was good yet working conditions were horrible.”

 
 
 
 

Lawrence D. Weiss, Alaska Beacon: Day care: the moment in history when politicians and families agreed
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Field Notes: Baumgartner Hot Springs
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Hanging with Team Goshawk, Part 1
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Scarlet-headed Blackbird
 
 
 
 

KENS 5: Caught on camera: Homeowner speaks out after her plants are stolen twice in broad daylight
 
 
 
 
Texas Public Policy Foundation: Taxpayer Funded Lobbying is Forced Speech
 
 
 
 

CCFR: Pierre Poilievre rips NDP-Liberals on gun bans and ‘buybacks’ at Calgary Stampede 2024

 
 
 
 
WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7: Problem solved for Waterford man after mail carrier drives on his lawn

 
 
 
 

Mike Ritland: Sheriff of Baghdad John ‘Shrek’ McPhee
 
 
 
 

Occasionally I’d look at the receiver thinking “What did I just hear??”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

 
 
By Myo Quinn, Simply Recipes: This 5-Ingredient Casserole Is the Only Thing I’m Bringing to Potlucks This Summer
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: Your Sugar Cookie Hub

 
 
The Kitchn: Frozen S’mores
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 06-08, 2024

On This Day

1253 – Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
Mindaugas (Polish: Mendog, (Latin: Mindowe, Old East Slavic: Мендог, romanized: Mendog, Belarusian: Міндоўг, romanized: Mindowh; c. 1203–September 12, 1263) was the first known grand duke of Lithuania and the only crowned king of Lithuania.[1][2] Little is known of his origins, early life, or rise to power; he is mentioned in a 1219 treaty as an elder duke, and in 1236 as the leader of all the Lithuanians. The contemporary and modern sources discussing his ascent mention strategic marriages along with banishment or murder of his rivals. He extended his domain into regions southeast of Lithuania proper during the 1230s and 1240s. In 1250 or 1251, during the course of internal power struggles, he was baptised as a Roman Catholic; this action enabled him to establish an alliance with the Livonian Order, a long-standing antagonist of the Lithuanians. By 1245, Mindaugas was already being referred to as “the highest king” in certain documents.[3] During the summer of 1253, he was crowned king,[4] ruling between 300,000 and 400,000 subjects and got nicknamed as Mindaugas the Sapient by the Livonians.[5][6]

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1124 – The city of Tyre falls to the Venetian Crusade after a siege of nineteen weeks.
The Venetian Crusade of 1122–1124 was an expedition to the Holy Land launched by the Republic of Venice that succeeded in capturing Tyre. It was an important victory at the start of a period when the Kingdom of Jerusalem would expand to its greatest extent under Baldwin II of Jerusalem. The Venetians gained valuable trading concessions in Tyre. Through raids on Byzantine territory both on the way to the Holy Land and on the return journey, the Venetians forced the Byzantines to confirm, as well as extend, their trading privileges with the empire.


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1579 – Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
Our Lady of Kazan, also called Mother of God of Kazan (Russian: Казанская Богоматерь, romanized: Kazanskaya Bogomater’), is a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church, representing the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan, and a palladium of all of Russia and Rus’, known as the Holy Protectress of Russia. As is the case for any holy entity under a Patriarchate in communion within the greater Eastern Orthodox Church, it is venerated by all Orthodox faithful.

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Born On This Day

1580 – Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)[16]
Johann Stobäus (6 July 1580 – 11 September 1646) was a North German composer and lutenist.

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1053 – Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
Emperor Shirakawa (白河天皇, Shirakawa-tennō, 7 July 1053 – 24 July 1129) was the 72nd emperor of Japan,[1] according to the traditional order of succession.[2]

Shirakawa’s reign lasted from 1073 to 1087.[3]


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1528 – Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580)[8]
Emmanuel Philibert (Italian: Emanuele Filiberto; Piedmontese: Emanuel Filibert; 8 July 1528 – 30 August 1580), known as Testa di ferro (Piedmontese: Testa ‘d fer; “Ironhead”, because of his military career), was Duke of Savoy and ruler of the Savoyard states from 17 August 1553 until his death in 1580. He is remembered for the recovery of the Savoyard state (invaded and occupied by France when he was a child) following the Battle of St. Quentin (1557), and for moving its capital to Turin.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Condolences
Bakersfield’s ‘Dancing Cowboy’ dead at 47

 
 
 
 

Vesuvius effect!

By Lindsay Holmes, Huff Post: So THAT’S Why You Feel Sick After Taking Vitamins

 
 
 
 

Rare Historical Photos: The Azorean Hood: Vintage Photos of Portuguese Women from the Azores in Their Traditional Hooded Capes
 
 
 
 

By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Keys To The Future Thoughts on a new phone keyboard from an organization that is making a convincing case we need to rethink our discussion around FOSS and self-hosting.
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Mind The Pregap Pondering the compatibility issues and complications of a clever element of the audio CD hidden track boom: The before-album pregap.
 
 
 
 
Michael Dexter Hankins: STILL UPRIGHT
 
 
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian, Lackawanna County airman recounts bombing his native Sicily during World War 2 | July 1943
 
 
 
 
By Jean Carmela Lim, Aerotime Hub: Alaska Airlines honors US military with new aircraft design, Fallen Soldier Cart
 
 
 
 
Hairnet while preparing foods?
Today: Baltimore chef feeds neighborhood kids, teaches jiu jitsu for free
 
 
 
 
Joe Walsh & Ringo Peace & Love Birthday Countdown Beverly Hills Park 07/07/2024
 
 
 
 
Excellent suggestion!
Nick Freitas, German fathers…you have some purchases to make.
 
 
 
 
Fantastic!
AGT: Legión Receives The GOLDEN BUZZER From Sofia Vergara! | Auditions | AGT 2024
 
 
 
 
Joe Rogan Experience #2106 – Kid Rock
 
 
 
 
WTF?
Cleared Hot Podcast: Iain Bryson – A Father’s Fight for Justice and Redemption

 
 
 
 

Recipes

 
 
Homemade on a Weeknight: Happy Pig Breakfast Burrito
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 05, 2024

On This Day

1610 – John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
John Guy (25 December 1568 – February 1629) was an English merchant adventurer, colonist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1624. He was the first proprietary governor of Newfoundland Colony, the first attempt to establish a colony on Newfoundland.

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Born On This Day

980 – Mokjong of Goryeo, Korean king (d. 1009)
Mokjong of Goryeo (5 July 980 – 2 March 1009), personal name Wang Song, was the seventh ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 
Lynne Curry: Quiet Vacationing: What’s the Real Story
 
 
 
 

Michael Dexter Hankins: HOMEY “Time spent dealing with difficult people over the years has taken a toll.”

 
 
 
 
Rare Historical Photos: The 1960s Soviet Thaw Through The Lens of Vladimir Lagrange

 
 
 
 

By Ben Platts-Mills, BBC: The forgotten priest who predicted black holes – in 1783
 
 
 
 

By Kylie Mohr, Outside: Are You Fit Enough to Be a Wildland Firefighter? A writer tests her mettle against the firefighters who work in our forests each year
 
 
 
 

By BEN FINLEY, AP News: Arthur Crudup wrote the song that became Elvis’ first hit. He barely got paid
 
 
Arthur William “Big Boy” Crudup (August 24, 1905 – March 28, 1974)[1] was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known, outside blues circles, for his songs “That’s All Right” (1946),[2] “My Baby Left Me” and “So Glad You’re Mine”, later recorded by Elvis Presley and other artists.

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By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: How a Steady Supply of Coffee Helped the Union Win the U.S. Civil War
 
 
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: Captain Charles Flagg | Killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863

Jake Wynn – Public Historian: A Schuylkill County resident’s letter in support of Black voting after the Civil War | 1865
 
 
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: The Kids Are All Right, 2024 Edition
 
 
 
 
Sharing is Caring Book Blog: What’s On The Share, Check out these book posts!

 
 
 
 

Parents can now be fined for their children’s crimes in Tennessee

 
 
 
 

Louise Penny receiving honorary doctorate from Laurier University
“Hope is a revolutionary act, and civility is terrifying to those who would divide us.”

“I am also very grateful to have looked into the void. No gap: no miracles, no joy, no books, no Dr. Penny.”
 
 
 
 

The History Guy: A History of Ice Cream

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Open Culture: Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger Recipe

 
 

Food Network Kitchen: 94 Slow Cooker Recipes to Make in Your Crock Pot®

 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 04, 2024

On This Day

993 – Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized as a saint.
Ulrich of Augsburg (890 – 4 July 973), sometimes spelled Uodalric or Odalrici, was Prince-Bishop of Augsburg in the Holy Roman Empire. He was the first saint to be canonized not by a local authority but by the pope.[3]

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Born On This Day

1095 – Usama ibn Munqidh, Muslim poet, author and faris (Knight) (d. 1188)[15]
Majd ad-Dīn Usāma ibn Murshid ibn ʿAlī ibn Munqidh al-Kināni al-Kalbī[1] (also Usamah, Ousama, etc.; Arabic: مجد الدّين اُسامة ابن مُرشد ابن على ابن مُنقذ الكنانى الكلبى) (4 July 1095 – 17 November 1188[2]) or Ibn Munqidh was a medieval Arab Muslim poet, author, faris (knight), and diplomat from the Banu Munqidh dynasty of Shaizar in northern Syria. His life coincided with the rise of several medieval Muslim dynasties, the arrival of the First Crusade, and the establishment of the crusader states.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

James Clear: 3-2-1: On the hidden costs of success, how to deal with challenges, and the joy of shared experiences

 
 
 
 

Maria Popova: What Birds Dream About: The Evolution of REM and How We Practice the Possible in Our Sleep

 
 
 
 

Dictionary Scoop: Ever Wondered What Shampoo Means? 10 Everyday Words Decoded for You!
 
 
 
 

By Catia Shattuck, Book Cave: Monthly Reading Challenge: Read a Book with Summer in the Title
 
 
 
 
By Andromeda Romano-Lax, Tell us what you’re reading… during your hot summer holiday, or what you hope to read in weeks ahead!

 
 
 
 

By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Controlled Panic An upcoming iteration of the Linux kernel could take a user-friendly direction: A Linux version of the Blue Screen of Death, complete with QR code.

 
 
 
 
Inspiring Quotes: The Founding Fathers on Happiness, Success, and Liberty

 
 
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: Happy Fourth of July

 
 
 
 
Benny Johnson: Robin Williams Patriotic Salute To The American Flag Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye this 4th of July
 
 
 
 
Never take your freedom for granted,’ ex-NBA player urges this Fourth of July
 
 
 
 

Happy 4th of July | Gabriel Iglesias
 
 
 
 
CBS Evening News: Stories about acts of kindness from Steve Hartman
 
 
 
 
Dry Bar Comedy: Boomer Triggers Gen-Z Snowflakes. Brad Upton
 
 
 
 


 
 
A Revolution in Arms: Weapons in the War for Independence

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Sara Bir, Simply Recipes: I Can’t Resist Audrey Hepburn’s Penne With Ketchup—It’s So Delicious It’s a surprising find from the book, “Audrey at Home.”

 
 

Food Network Kitchens: Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

FYI July 02, 2024

On This Day

866 – Battle of Brissarthe: The Franks led by Robert the Strong are defeated by a joint Breton-Viking army.
The Battle of Brissarthe was fought on 2 July 866, between the West Franks and a joint Breton-Viking army near Brissarthe, Neustria. It was marked by the death of Robert the Strong, the Neustrian margrave, and Ranulf I, the duke of Aquitaine.

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Born On This Day

1363 – Maria, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
Maria (2 July 1363 – 25 May 1401) was Queen of Sicily and Duchess of Athens and Neopatria from 1377 until her death.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

By MessyNessy, 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 702): The Empty Louvre; Muhammad Ali’s childhood home (a museum) is for sale; A Tumblr dedicated to peculiar sitings on Google Street View; This seaside Scottish holiday rental lets you live out your bookselling dreams; A very honest article about “Medium” Friendships; Biarritz, France, one sunny Sunday in 1928 ad more ->
 
 
 
 
By Siobhan Roberts, The New York Times: The Rubik’s Cube Turns 50 Mathematicians and hobbyists have had a half-century of fun exploring the 43 billion billion permutations of Erno Rubik’s creation.
 
 
Ernő Rubik (Hungarian: [ˈrubik ˈɛrnøː]; born 13 July 1944) is a Hungarian inventor, widely known for creating the Rubik’s Cube (1974), Rubik’s Magic, Rubik’s Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik’s Snake.[2]

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Condolences
The Animal Club: Danny Trejo announces beloved dog Dixie has died: “Hold your babies tight for me please
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Heal thyself

 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: WC Is Chasing Birds. Again.
 
 
 
 
Mia McPherson’s On The Wing Photography: Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly Photos
 
 
Mia McPherson’s On The Wing Photography: How An American Robin Handles Hot Summer Days
 
 
 
 
Rare Historical Photos: Lo Manh Hung: The Story of South Vietnam’s Youngest Photo Journalist, 1968
 
 
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: Wiconisco soldier wounded in Italy, visits Rome | June 1944
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: The Twin Shaft Mine Disaster | June 28, 1896
 
 
Jake Wynn – Public Historian: Marine from Luzerne County wounded in the invasion of Saipan | June 1944
 
 
 
 
By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: The Story of Lee Miller: From the Cover of Vogue to Hitler’s Bathtub

 
 
 
 

David Sherry from Caffeine with David: Defining Your Personal Values + Here are Mine
 
 
David Sherry from Caffeine with David: 5 Squishy Desire Business Owners Have Beyond Money, Fame, Success. True satisfaction is a clue that your deeper needs are being met.
 
 
 
 
I use this one from, yeah you guessed it Amazon: Bellemain. I like it because it’s stainless steel. I also have the Bodum but worry I will break it.
What do you use?

NYT Wirecutter: We frothed up gallons of milk foam and more ->
 
 
 
 
Viral Hog: Squirrel Perfectly Peels Avocado || ViralHog

 
 
 
 
Conservative Twins: McDonald’s Says Goodbye to San Francisco

 
 
 
 
AXS TV: Mick Mars Reflects on His Life and Health Before Playing Guitar at His Home | Life in Six Strings

 
 
 
 

Mike Ritland: SEAL Team 6 Jailed in Serbia Daniel Corbett
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Kris Osborne, Simply Recipes: The 5-Ingredient Tuscan Zucchini I Make at Least Once a Week

 
 
Taste of Home: Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole
 
 
Homemade on a Weeknight: Pork Tacos with Corn Slaw
 
 
By Christina Herbst, Taste of Home: 25 Diabetic-Friendly Summer Desserts
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

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Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?