About This Blog
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Don't be put off by the fact that it is designated as a young adult read. I'm an old adult, and I absolutely loved it.
Allow me to share the articles from the WSJ.
The Green Revolution
Upending the Summer Blockbuster Model
John Green Glossary
The last one will explain TFIOS as well as the t-shirt.
So go read the book, and then go see the movie when it comes out on June 6.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
|Sadly, this was once the Book House.|
|The new Book House location|
The Book House is still on my list of stores to one day visit. It's resilience alone makes it appealing.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
|Bulletin board in children's area, Reed City Public Library|
My World Book Night adventure this year took me to the small, rural Michigan town of Reed City. Why Reed City you might ask? Well, this charming town just happens to be the site of Chris's Country Dollar, a variety store owned by my brother Dave who agreed to let me use his establishment as a base of operations for my book giving. My brother is a gregarious sort with a sympathetic ear and the uncanny ability to carry on a conversation on almost any topic, so it is not unusual for patrons to stop and chew the fat as well as shop. What better place to seek out light and reluctant readers on which to bestow free reading material.