Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter

A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.

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31 Responses to Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Literary chuckles, courtesy of BlueBird 😂

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  2. cagedunn says:

    Reblogged this on Cage Dunn – Fibber, Fabricator, Teller-of-Tall-Tales and commented:
    Bookish? Looking to buy a gift? … make sure you read every pathway on the last one!

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  3. cagedunn says:

    Just my bookish cuppa tea. Thank you for making my day.

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  4. These are great! I love the Snooty Bookstore email.

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  5. I am going to get the monopoly set!

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  6. ktz2 says:

    I love this.. and also the surprize benefit of older related posts on the same subject that I haven’t seen yet… yay !

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  7. ktz2 says:

    Also the ‘book generator’ one is so spot-on.
    My mom would read all the endless books by certain authors like Nora Roberts. I came to think : if I had a mind to, I could do what she does, just to make money at it, it’s a formula.

    I don’t doubt some of the romance novel authors have a system like that chart– shall this heroine be : an heiress, a widowed ranch owner, a Countess or Baroness ? etc
    1. Introduce your characters and backstory 2. Create conflicts to be resolved. 3. Conflicts resolved… or maybe not, if a sequel or trilogy is in the works. ha

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  8. Kate says:

    The last one is about me.
    I enjoyed looking at all the linked back birthdays for Roget too!
    Thanks as ever BoB

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  9. I love the flow chart!

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  10. jenny_o says:

    My books-to-be-read stack looks like that one. I read from the top down, so I’ll probably never get to the 90s before I die 🙂

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  11. As we speak this post is being forwarded to my son, our town’s librarian. Knowing him, it will be on the bulletin board within the hour! Let’s hear it for books, book shops, book clubs and libraries; long may they reign ! 📚

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  12. noelleg44 says:

    Another winner BoB! I loved these. I see Herbie has not managed to find a group to help him with his smoking!

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  13. Cederq says:

    “Back in five pages?” More like fifty pages… Strike that, say fifty chapters… Why I can’t get out of bookstores. It is like a cosmic vortex, you can check in, but can never leave, wasn’t there a song to that effect?

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  14. ibikenyc says:

    All brilliant! I especially love the children’s book generator 🙂

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  15. ibikenyc says:

    PS: Never once thought about who wrote Roget’s Thesaurus!

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  16. da-AL says:

    definitely can’t go wrong with a book!

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