[DWJ] Various

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Thu Apr 3 11:35:19 EDT 2008

I'm also in a Masters of Library and Information Science program at the 
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, part-time over the Internet.  I 
love it.  I also work at the Newberry Library in Chicago, one of the 
world's greatest rare book libraries with books and manuscripts from the 
Middle Ages to the present day.  I'm wondering who else on the list is a 

OBDWJ--Wasn't there a librarian in Time City?  My copy is buried or I 
would check.  At the moment my memory is blanking on any other 
librarians in DWJ's books.  One of the best discoveries of a lost 
manuscript I've ever read is the discovery of the song on the scroll of 
the statue of the Angel in the Magicians of Caprona, but I'm not 
remembering other books or libraries in DWJ's books.  Funny, I know 
there are but my memory is betraying me!!!


Elizabeth Evans wrote:
> Welcome Ehsan! You will note that talk about cats revives the list from
> its previously comatose state. 
> Another conversation-starter is usually food. The tricky part is tying
> it in to the list with a reference to DWJ or her books. Actually, I
> think food doesn't figure as largely in DWJ books as it does in some
> others. (Frx the Famous Five with their 'lashings of ginger beer') Am I
> wrong in that? Happy to receive correction from those with better
> memories than mine. I can recall Fifi doing some cooking in the kitchen
> in Archer's Goon - and there's yummy food in Tale of Time City, isn't
> there? Butter pies? 
> Sallyo, sorry to hear about your allergies. I have noticed that more
> people seem to have allergies than in the past. This could be either
> because a) the world is getting more polluted and so there are more
> allergens floating around, or, b) I am getting older and notice things
> more than I did when I was young and silly.
> For some insane reason I have enrolled in a Masters of Library and
> Information Science, so my brain has turned even more to mush than
> usual. Some of it is interesting, but some of it is eye-poppingly
> boring.
> Shameless use of a subject line, wasn't it?
> Regards
> Elizabeth.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf
> Of Sally Odgers
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 2:09 PM
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: [DWJ] Various
> <snip>
> And your alternative to "Hathaway! Send me a
> insert-transport-of-choice!"
> would not only summon one of these, but send me a long, long way away.
> Me
> allergies mean I have a choice between coughing my guts out if someone
> smokes, wears (some) perfume or sprays hairspray or fly spray near me,
> or
> else doping myself to the eyeballs on medication. Not liking either, I
> have
> perfected the quick-gulp-of-air-hold-breath-and-sprint-for-safety. It
> works
> for me. The WORST time was a few years ago when I all but threw up on a
> Melbourne pavement. It turned out someone was smoking a Prohibited
> Substance
> nearby.
> Sally O
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