“What are your resolutions for the New Year?” I’ve always been of the “strive-to-be-better-every-day-rather-than-one-magical-day-a-year” school of thought; but hey, I’m a writer. I get the sentimentality of the thing, the inherent wish that a new year can magically bring about great change, ushering in a new chapter of our story. So to answer the question, […]
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.
I believe in polygamy. Book polygamy, that is. I’m taking extreme creative license here by deciding that polygamous, for my purposes, relates to the practice of reading more than one book at once. A few years ago, I got into the habit of keeping a list of all the books I read in a […]
Did you know that February is Love Your Library Month? I’d be remiss if I didn’t post at least one library-related piece, and I’d miss out on an opportunity to gush (again) about how much I love my own Curtis Memorial Library. You may remember a previous piece I published about CML last month, in […]
“Why do you write?” It was a question posed to my writing workshop class my final year of college. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind ever since, and four years later, I finally have the answer I wish I’d given that day instead of spewing whatever other word-vomit came out of my mouth. […]