18 Jun, 2013

My Name on a Poster

June 18th, 2013|Tags: |

I'm at the Kenyon Writers Workshop right now, indulging in a week focused on writing and fulfilling my obligations as a fellow. Among those obligations was giving a reading along [...]

10 Jun, 2013

Why I Won’t Subscribe to Red Magazine

June 10th, 2013|Tags: |

There it is! The white curve of Red's R in a deeply red square in the upper  shelf at Barnes & Noble, right next to the magazine named "culture." Tomorrow I [...]

3 Jun, 2013

One Benefit of Reading with a Kindle

June 3rd, 2013|Tags: , |

I've discovered one definite benefit to reading with a Kindle, thanks to my friend Barbara who lent me hers so I could read a bit of a book she felt [...]

6 Sep, 2012

On Having Your Own Library

September 6th, 2012|Tags: , |

When my grandparents were expelled from their hometown in Czechoslovakia after World War II, they lost their house and all their possessions, but the loss my grandfather lamented the most [...]

17 Aug, 2012

A Book Vacation

August 17th, 2012|Tags: , |

We've been dealing with a few health issues lately (everything seems OK now), and so I've slacked off blogging, but yesterday as I retired to my bathtub with the newest [...]

21 Jun, 2012

Reading: In Love with an Old Book – E.B. White’s One Man’s Meat

June 21st, 2012|Tags: , |

Once in a while we read a classic in my Advanced Memoir Workshop, and this June the group chose E.B. White's One Man's Meat. The book proved hard to get from the library [...]

24 May, 2012

Reading: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

May 24th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Edmund de Waals' memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes was my favorite memoir of 2011, and yet I am still trying to figure out why because it defies so many of the [...]

10 May, 2012

Reading: At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard

May 10th, 2012|Tags: , |

I found myself developing a love/hate relationship Joyce Maynard’s At Home in the World. My Advanced Memoir Workshop had picked it for our April reading.  First of all, At Home [...]

9 May, 2012

Book Covers Notecards

May 9th, 2012|Tags: |

I usually don't feature shopping tips on this blog, but I just ordered these book covers notecards as birthday gifts for book lover friends, and I thought I'd share this [...]

11 May, 2011

Book Readers vs. Book Owners

May 11th, 2011|Tags: , |

I loved how the CEO of Penguin, John Makinson, differentiated between book readers and book owners when asked, in Monday's article in the Wall Street Journal, whether there will be a [...]

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