commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Thinking becomes dozing
Despite my intentions of using the time for careful introspection, I ended up inspecting no more than the backs of my eyelids.
Laurie R. King, A Letter of Mary (New York: Picador, 1996), p. 63