Curiosity killed the cat - quoted from Dictionary.com

"Before curiosity, it was care that killed the cat. The phrase care killed the cat appeared in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 1599: "though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care." In this expression, the word care refers to a burdened state of mind or anxiety, and the phrase is probably a reference to the myth that cats have nine lives, making them difficult to extinguish." 

 
Books and literature may seem to belong to a category all by themselves. Only seemingly so. In truth, books and literature are about life itself. So I will be writing a broad category of topics in my blog, but they will always refer themselves back to books and literature. For, what is life without these things? What is life if we are not curious? 
 
Welcome to my multiple subject blog. Comments are appreciated. 
 
 

Book Burning: Who's Done It

April 08, 2015
The First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (r 221-206BCE), burned the books of the Confucian scholars. Less well known is the Ming imperial court’s burning of the sea voya...
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Defending A Good Habit

March 06, 2015
When I entered first year secondary school – two years before the JFK assassination, since you asked – I sold my 5 th and 6 th elementary school year textbooks to a stude...
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My Name Is Alice

February 11, 2015
This calligraphy is by a young Turkish artist at the Shanghai Expo in 2010. While I had gone to China for a little holiday in Lijiang, Yunnan, an advice came from my h...
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Alice in Greece

February 08, 2015
I found myself in one of the narrow stone paved streets in Mykonos, Greece, with my name, Alice, staring down at me from its display over the clothing shop. I was on a ph...
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My Reading Habit

November 19, 2013
Grab your coffee and let me tell you about my reading habit. This is not about my conversion to eBook; that might happen yet, but another day another story. I read sever...
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