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
I’m taking an unpopular stand today, folks, as you’ve probably already guessed from the title of this post. The CW has been getting a lot of flak the last couple of weeks for an upcoming reboot of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It’s been billed as ‘gritty’ and ‘dystopic’, with the girls being changed from … More Here’s Why I’m Excited About the CW’s “Little Women” Reboot
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?
One of my favorite boxes to pull down from the attic at Christmastime as a kid was the box of Christmas books. Filled with Golden Books and more, I’d read pretty much everything in there by the end of the season. Here are a few of my old favorites!
Who Was She? Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a tiny British village that doubtless helped to inspire the quaint, evocative settings in her many novels. Though she never married herself, Jane created some of the most enduring love stories of all time, as well as some of the most enigmatic … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Jane Austen
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
September 28, 2012 was the day we found my cat, Pumpkin. Or, as is often the case with cats, more accurately it is the day she found us. It was two nights before the Harvest Moon but luckily, still warm enough to be leaving the windows open at night. If it had been any colder, … More 6 Books About Cats for My Kitty’s “Birthday”
Banned Books Week is an annual event held the last week in September, coming up soon! Banned books are books that have been banned from society, most especially in the West from appearing in libraries or schools, though some more radical governments have banned them from being legally read in their countries at all. Some … More Friday Faves: Banned Books Week
Who Was She? Agatha Christie was born on this day, September 15, in 1890. Her first literary success was in 1920 when she published a novel featuring Poirot, the detective character that would stay with her for decades. Known to mystery lovers as the Queen of Crime, Agatha published 91 books, 80 of which were … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie
Who Was She? Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 to parents William Godwin and 18th-century women’s activist, Mary Wollstonecraft. At 19 years old, she married Percy Shelley, a Romantic poet with strong political themes in his work. Perhaps the most famous account of the couple is that of the summer they spent with … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Mary Shelley