Book junkie

I'm moving In a few weeks, and I've been busy packing up my life. Altogether too many crafts, every type of drinking glass, too many kitchen implements, and fourteen! boxes of books. I live in an apartment. I'm moving to a smaller one. Those books will ensure the apartment never gets blown over... So, as…

The really bad thing about good used bookstores

Went to Doull's bookstore today. Now, bear in mind I am moving in a few months and this is one of my bookshelves...and I have seven. Seven! Many of which I am selling to friends so I can get matching ones for my living room. They are all full. So I walk into the store,…

Reading “Why I read”, by Wendy Lesser

Don't you just love it when you open a fresh new book and, especially if you are the very first one to get it from the library and it has that scent of new adventure all over it, and you turn to the first page and realize the author is a friend you just haven't…

The lie that tells the truth that tells the lie, or how hanging out with novelists is bound to give you a richer life

And isn't it delightful! Just reading the Paris Review interview with Julian Barnes, well worth a stop... There's something about reading writers talking about other writers that makes me wish I could go back and start my life all over again, waste less time watching the sitcoms on must-see Thursday on NBC back in the…

WIshing…

I'm having one of THOSE days. You know them - the kind where you pick up one thing and then, bored with it, put it back down. You pat your cat, but he stomps away. You think about cooking dinner but it seems too much trouble. You struggle with a new task but it doesn't…

Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Writers and more from Grant Snider

Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Writers and more from Grant Snider.   love this!

Overwhelmed with reading others’ writing

In Desiderata, the author tells us to avoid comparing ourselves with others as it will leave us either vain or bitter - there will always be those greater and lesser than ourselves. How right, how true. Especially when it comes to writing. Sometimes I wander through a bookstore or see what books are being launched…

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus knows me well. I am helpless in the face of books. I read about them and long for them - hardcovers, softcovers, and the crack of readers everywhere, ebooks. Used, library, bought. I am helpless in a library - hundreds of books and all of them free! I always come home with…

Winter and the feeling of impending doom

They are threatening a "snowpocalypse" today throughout North America - a huge storm spanning from Texas to Nova Scotia, throwing fistfuls of snow and spitting ice on everyone in-between. Everyone is talking in breathless tones on the weather channels, speaking of disaster warnings and the need for shelters and calling out the National Guard. On…