May Reading Challenge: Love and Freindship (and other early works)

First of all, I can't tell you how excited I am to see the movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Love and Freindship. If it is playing in a city near you, please go see it. It may come to a movie theater near me in 6 months if it does at all, so hopefully it … Continue reading May Reading Challenge: Love and Freindship (and other early works)

May Reading Challenge: An Introduction

Happy May Day! Whether you're celebrating with baskets or treating this as just another day, thank you for taking some time to find out what I'll be reading this month. The first book is one of short stories by Ron Rash entitled Nothing Gold Can Stay. Ron Rash's stories have appeared in The New Yorker, … Continue reading May Reading Challenge: An Introduction

Carlson Turner Books and Bookbindery

There's Something About Carlson Turner Books and Bookbindery Most of the time, I shop exclusively at one local bookstore (that has multiple locations here in Maine), primarily because once I find a shop/restaurant/bar/hiking spot that I love, I don't feel an overwhelming pressure to stray. I also frequent a handful of the bookstores in Portland, … Continue reading Carlson Turner Books and Bookbindery

A Guide to Gifts

I am hopping on this particular blog article bandwagon, primarily as a reaction to many years of experiencing skepticism over my desire for receiving books and book-related items as gifts. Here are the most frequent reactions to wishlists I am asked to create: You just want books? Yeah, but what do you really want? I don't want to … Continue reading A Guide to Gifts