TARDIS = Time And Relative Dimension In Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television program Doctor Who. A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space.
BOOK = Words composed, formatted and printed on sheets of paper bound together into a single volume by sturdy cardboard. Or, a volume, as above, electronically digitized to be read on various digital devices such as computers or phone, etc.. Or, read by professional actors, recorded and formatted as an audio book. Many books contain factual or fanciful information which may be useful, entertaining, enlightening, etc.. Some books may assist the reader to achieve the illusion, or actuality, of traveling through time, space, relative dimension or thought without having to watch silly British sci-fi TV shows. On Earth a Tardis does not exist. However, if you have not read any goodbooks lately, try reading one of my books. The Big Bleep: The Mystery of A Different Universe, for example, is like a Tardis, but much more interesting.
Books are valuable possessions. Books require thousands of hours, or even a lifetime to write, edit, and print. Before the advent of the printing press in the 14th century books were written by hand — one at a time — and only aristocrats and priests could read them. Historically, wealthy and educated persons collected books in private libraries. Each book had a label, or “book plate” placed on the inside front cover of the book to identify the owner. A bookplate, also known as ex-librīs [Latin, “from the books of…”], is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. Simple typographical bookplates are termed “booklabels”. Bookplates typically bear a name, motto, device, coat-of-arms, crest, badge, or any motif that relates to the owner of the book, or is requested by him from the artist or designer. The name of the owner usually follows an inscription such as “from the books of . . . ” or “from the library of . . . “, or in Latin, ex libris …. Bookplates are important evidence for the provenance of books.Here are a few examples of Book Plates for Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, Sigmund Freud, and others:
I publish this Blog as a “public service”. Anyone can subscribe free of charge. I invest hundreds of hours searching for or creating unique content that I think might be enlightening, educational, or entertaining. This is the “season of giving”. I “give” nearly every day during the entire year, trying to keep you ungrateful bastards entertained. So, the least you can do is the give something back! So, break out your credit card and buy some of my books! Is this too much to ask? Just think of all the money you’re going to waste of stupid xmas presents for stuff that no one will remember after two weeks. So, buy some books! READ the books! Give the books as presents! At least one of my books might look good sitting on a book shelf next to the stupid knick-knack your Aunt Sally gave you last year! I mean, would it KILL you to spend twenty bucks for a couple of books? Really? Some of the books I’ve written or edited are really pretty good, I my opinion. But, YOU will NEVER know until you BUY ONE! So, get off your lazy ass, break out a credit card and BUY MY BOOKS!!! Do I have to BEG? Really?
If you buy my books, I’ll get a small royalty check. Then, I’ll have some money to buy some stupid presents for my friends who won’t remember what I gave them in 2 weeks, etc…