Category Archives: bookstores

Thoughts on Booktopia Boulder

It goes without saying, but a weekend dedicated to talking about books and reading is amazing.  Add the beautiful location of Boulder, Colorado and who could ask for anything more? Unlike past Booktopias where I signed up for every session … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Booktopia Michigan

I am just back from another fantastic Booktopia weekend.  I am at a loss for words to describe how it was, so I will have to let some photos do the talking for me. Booktopia was held in Petoskey, Michigan, … Continue reading

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A Win-Win-Win!

So regular readers (if you are still around, I know I’ve been very bad!) may remember that I absolutely loved Wiley Cash’s first novel, A Land More Kind than Home, and how I was brought to the novel thanks to … Continue reading

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My Bookish September

I know I’m likely in the minority, but September is one of my favorite times of year.  I loved the whole back to school season, when I would buy new notebooks and pens, and eagerly anticipate my new classes and … Continue reading

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Booktopia!

I have (sadly) returned from a weekend in the land of Booktopia (known to the rest of the world as Oxford, Mississippi).  Three days of talking books with 75 like-minded people — it was truly heaven on earth. We started … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 3 — “Real Life” Experience

For me, blogging is a hobby; an extension of my passion for books and reading. I do receive some books from publishers and participate in the odd blog tour here and there, but the majority of the books I review … Continue reading

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Review: A Land More Kind than Home

A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash Published:  2012 by William Morrow Source:  Received advance reader’s copy **                 I rarely like to define a book as a page turner, because I think it is an odd term … Continue reading

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New Books!

In the last two days five new books have found their way into my house thanks to my lovely mail carrier (I for one can safely say I do my part to keep the US Postal Service in business!): The … Continue reading

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Booktopia Reading List

I’m so looking forward to June, when I will be attending Booktopia in Oxford, Mississippi.  What is Booktopia you say?  Well, it is the retreat organized by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the incredible hosts of the podcast Books on … Continue reading

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The Plight of Independent Bookstores

  I buy books everywhere — in the chains, department stores, online — but ever since I discovered an independent bookstore in my area a few years ago — Read Between the Lynes — I have made a more conscious … Continue reading

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