Books for September

The grasshopper’s horn, and far-off, high in the maples, / The wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence / Under a moon waning and worn, broken, / Tired with summer. ~ September Midnight, Sara Teasdale

Penguin Halloween Collection

Now on the other side of the autumnal equinox, I started pulling some Halloween-ish books from my stacks and I realized I have a small selection from a Penguin Classics series. I definitely recommend these for anyone who wants a creepy, seasonal read.

It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?

I have nearly finished Patient H.M. and it has been a fascinating read. I find Dittrich has found the right balance between technical information and human emotion. I had the good fortune to attend part of SIBA in Savannah this weekend as a proxy for The Book Lady, a local store I blog for and generally trade…

It’s Monday – What are you reading?: July 11

I was in a local library lull for awhile (for no reason) but I recently picked up a big stack and have been working my way through them. I just finished Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton. I highly recommend it. It is short but deep and brilliant. Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish,…

ARMCHAIR BEA 16: Aesthetic concerns in books and blogs

How often do you judge a book by its cover? How often are you surprised by what you find? Do you strategize and make sure every book in your series has the same cover design (as far as you are able to) and type? How important is it for the visual art on the outside…

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