D. J. McAdam

Where the World Goes for Free Advice

Welcome.  Since 1997, this site has been one of the world's leading sources of information on a wide range of subjects, including:

Book Collecting, with Advice on Book Values, Books and Bookmen, Caring for Your Book Collection, Enemies of Books,
and the Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac, along with writings on Literature;

Playing Cards, including identification guides for Bee and Bicycle, and information on Valuing Old Decks of Playing Cards;

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and a good bit of other general information, on topics ranging from American Indians, angels, astrology books, birthstones, demonology, divination, dream interpretation, ghosts, hobbies, holidays (including Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas), jigsaw puzzles, laws of etiquette, literary taste, love letters, music, ouija boardsstamp collecting, success, tarot cards, personal growth, folklore & mythology, and much more.

Keeping a reading list - that is, a list of books one has read, and a list of books one intends to read - will strike many as a quaint and old-fashioned idea, and perhaps it is.  The principle argument against maintaining a list of books already read may be summed up succinctly as, "Who cares what I've read other than myself, and shouldn't I know whether I've read a book or not?"  Read more . . .

I had never previously thought of replacing a watch battery myself.  There was no need to do so.  Watch batteries were replaced by qualified individuals at malls, and when a battery
in one of my watches died, I either took it to said individual or, if the value of the watch was very low, discarded the watch.  What could be more simple?  Read more . . .

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Online since 1997

 

Of interest . . .

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A good hobby, pursued correctly, will never disappoint.  And here I have to take a moment to explain what I mean by "pursued correctly."  A hobby must be pursued, first and foremost, for pleasure, never gain.
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It was on the 19th day of January, 1848, that James W. Marshall, while engaged in digging a race for a saw-mill at Coloma, about thirty-five miles eastward from Sutter's Fort, found some pieces of yellow metal, which he and the half-dozen men working with him at the mill supposed to be gold.
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