Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Google Doodles

Happy (super) Belated New Year’s! (And Christmas and Thanksgiving and whatnot too…) I’m jumping back into blogging with this week’s freebie Top Ten – thanks as always to The Broke and Bookish for hosting! Because this is a freebie week and my first post in about three months, (where has winter gone?!), I’ve decided to … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Google Doodles

Banned Books Week: 10 Gorgeous Covers from Forbidden Books

Every year for the duration of Banned Books Week in September, all of the books listed in Strawberry Moon that have ever been banned go on sale. This year is bittersweet, of course, because there are currently no listings in the shop, due to the horrible fire that claimed my home and the inventory of … More Banned Books Week: 10 Gorgeous Covers from Forbidden Books

70 Years of “Chronicles of Narnia” Cover Art

Growing up, The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my all-time favorite book series. C.S. Lewis’ classic books are imaginative, memorable and enthralling, especially for fantasy loving-kids like me. As I got older, I discovered the more adult appeal of the books as well: room for intelligent debate about religion, childhood and the cliche of … More 70 Years of “Chronicles of Narnia” Cover Art

Friday Faves: 5 Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

It’s officially the spookiest time of the year and no author, living or otherwise, is spookier than Edgar Allan Poe. With an impressive collection of short stories and poems and a gruesome, disturbing life story, Poe is the quintessential horror writer. His classic works have inspired many artists in the 150 odd years since his … More Friday Faves: 5 Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls

We’re throwing back to the 1940s, 50s and 60s today for a little summery fun with artist Alberto Vargas. Vargas was born February 9, 1896 in Peru and went on to be one of the most famous and sought-after pin-up artists of the mid-century. His work appeared most frequently in Esquire magazine during WWII and … More Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Welcome to my new “Women of Worth” series, an ongoing collection of posts focused on the lives of fabulous and brilliant female artists and authors of times gone by. Each post will go up roughly around the time of each woman’s birthday and will give you a little info on who she was, when and … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi