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?

Beat the Winter Blues (with a Little January Jazz!)

After the strains of holiday music have faded, I always have a hard time turning the dial back to my usual indie rockers. January requires something more unconventional to make the transition from the happy holidays to the going-back-to-school and the life-resuming-as-usual. Something like… contemporary jazz. Don’t worry! It’s not as pretentious at it sounds.