Summer in Maine is perfect for hitting the road and discovering new shops, ice cream stands, drive-in theaters, restaurants… and, of course, bookstores. Because what is summer without good reads?
Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, my love asked me the four words I’d been longing to hear most.
“Bookish adventure this weekend?”
Spontaneity is good, especially when there’s a bookshop waiting at the end of the journey.
This shop first struck my eye with its huge yellow banner proclaiming BETTER BARGAIN BOOKS. In my experience, there has never been a more effective marketing ploy to get me in the door of a merchandising establishment.
The road to the Southern Maine Heart Walk has been long and winding. And I give thanks every single day that I have been granted the opportunity to walk each step of that broken, blessed, beautiful path.
In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s talk about some of the best moms in literature. These women, though fictional, exemplify what it means to be a great mother – they are kind, protective, humorous, and tenacious – among a myriad of other attributes that make them incredible female role models. (Caution – potential spoiler alerts […]
Imagine: here in this room full of survivors, all of us have tell-tale hearts. We long and love to share our stories. All you have to do is listen.
Happy National Library Week, readers! In my opinion, every week should be spent celebrating the role of libraries in our culture and society. Libraries bring people together in ways no other establishment ever could – not only through books and literacy, but through technology, community outreach programs, educational opportunities, historical/genealogical research… Essentially, a trip to […]
The old adage is true: the best things in life are free. And the best things in life are usually the simplest things. There are a lot of those simple things to be found right here in our great state. Springtime in Maine – otherwise known as mud season – offers up several conflicting examples […]
Ask any writer what the worst part of writing is, and you will get two answers: 1.) The dreaded writer’s block, and 2.) Getting rejected by publishers after spending weeks, months, even years on a manuscript. Granted, the rejection part comes after the actual writing, but it is an intrinsic, necessary part of the process, […]