Book Review: The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore

I’m finally easing into doing some book reviews around here, although they are definitely not the main gig at Strawberry Moon. Now that I’ve graduated from college, I’m finally able to read for pleasure again though so I thought it might be fun to share some basic thoughts and reactions about my new reading material! … More Book Review: The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore

The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?

When I mention that I own an online bookshop, and that someday I’d like to have a brick-and-mortar location, people usually make some kind of crack about bookstores being obsolete and “haven’t you ever heard of Kindles?” But this debate as to whether or not books are truly disappearing seems to be constantly in flux. … More The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?

The 5 Best Unknown Places in the World’s Most Visited Cities

One of my favorite things about traveling is discovering little hidden spots you never would have found in a guidebook. Now, that’s not to say I don’t love me an obsessive itinerary or that I don’t have an entire bookshelf dedicated to travel books. Because I do. But however much excited Googling and calendar-making you … More The 5 Best Unknown Places in the World’s Most Visited Cities

The Definitive Dictionary of London: An A-Z Travel Guide

As we speak, I’m sitting in the San Francisco International Airport, half-asleep on my luggage with Starbucks in one hand and my boarding pass in the other. London, here we come! So you can share in my excitement, I’ve devised this guide to 26 of London’s most important, most unusual and most memorable locations, plus … More The Definitive Dictionary of London: An A-Z Travel Guide

Friday Faves: 6 Books You Must Have in Your Beach Bag This Summer

None of these are brand-new releases nor are they currently on many bestseller lists. But I like my summer reads to be escapist, whenever they were written, offering adventure whether I’m on a plane or tucked in bed (with the windows open and the fans going because it’s still 80 degrees at 9:30 at night.) … More Friday Faves: 6 Books You Must Have in Your Beach Bag This Summer