From My Bookshelf: English, Carnation, Ring

November is typically the month in which I start looking back on the books I read throughout the year, and those I didn’t get to. For the past couple of years this has also meant looking at the books on my own bookshelves that still sit unread – and this year is no exception. So this month’s From My Bookshelf post features three books that fit this criteria, and one more thing they have in common: they were all written by Lauren Willig.

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Discussion: Bookstore Cover Charges

Today’s post contains my reactions, comments, and subsequent ponderings that came about during and after reading a “Cultural Comment” piece from The New Yorker. It happened to be in one of my social media feeds, and I barely hesitated before clicking: Should We Pay to Enter Bookstores? by contributor Howard Fishman.

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Reading Nook Inspiration: Moody Alcove

Just like in 2016 when I wrote the first Reading Nook Inspiration post, writer’s block has currently made itself quite comfortable in my brain. And since I’m also feeling the mild effects of an end-of-the-month reading slump, I’m turning to books and a reading nook that are not mine to satisfy my need for creative inspiration and serenity.

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