Commonplace-book. Formerly Book of common places. 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. First usage recorded: 1578. - OED
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Why I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.
-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, 41.