Red by Reese Reed Crescent Moon Press, April 2014 ISBN 1939173809 148 pages My copy: review copy from Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe Overall Rating: I love a good retelling of a fairy tale and I love the occasional quick read. Red by Reese Reed delivered on both of these fronts for me a couple weeks […]
I ran across some cool pictures of literary sand sculpture while killing time tonight. And thanks to WordPress for the iPad, I can share one quickly here! Love this Shakespearean work of sand art….
Love this… In 1999, this floating opera stage (Seebühne) in Austria was transformed into a book being opened by a skeleton for the staging of Verdi’s ‘A Masked Ball’.
The books keep accumulating and I keep falling further behind… what a wonderful problem for a bibliophile to have! Here’s what new at our house. Please share your TBR treasures in the comments! Currently Reading The Lit Witch: Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai. I acquired this short story collection through Harvard’s signed first editions […]
Doctorow Giveaway On July 21, 2015, E. L. Doctorow, a key figure in 20th century American literature, passed away from complications of lung cancer. He left behind him a long legacy of novels, short fiction, a stage drama, and essays on literature and politics. To commemorate his passing, I am giving away my personal first edition copy […]
Shakespeare Pro by PlayShakespeare.com For those who love Shakespeare (or those who long to understand his works better) I really must suggest that you look into spending $9.99 on Shakespeare Pro. Available for the iPhone or iPad (I use the iPad version), Shakespeare Pro takes the reading of Shakespeare’s works to a whole new level with […]
Many thanks today to Ashley from the Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe in Monroeville, AL for sharing her thoughts about the upcoming release of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. As many of you know, Monroeville is Ms. Lee’s hometown and the basis for Maycomb in Mockingbird. Looking to obtain your own copy of Go […]
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon Published by Harper, 2012 My copy: signed first edition Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: The Synopsis: As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in […]
I used to call these posts “Book Photo of the Week.” But since I hardly post them weekly anymore, let’s start calling them “Book Photo Finds”, shall we? Good. Here’s a cool image that caught my attention in a recent search. A fun little trick on the eye, isn’t it? To see other great […]
White Horse by Alex Adams Published by Atria, 2012 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-1451643008 My Copy: Paperback (possibly received from the publisher??) Plot: Setting: Characters: Premise/Theme: Overall Rating: I actually don’t know where my paperback copy of White Horse came from. I happened upon it while reorganizing my home library and have made it my summer project […]