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Category Archives: Books
Clara told me that I am a “library maker.” “Because you make books, Daddy,” she said. She could’ve burned the house down and spent all the money in the checking account on chocolate ice cream and doll house furniture (her … Continue reading
While I think this book looks excellent, it also seems to embrace a fundamental flaw in the teaching of young people. It’s an issue that I am slightly obsessed with. We tell our children to be themselves. Be different. Blaze … Continue reading
I can’t remember the last time I was anti-book, but in this case, I agree wholeheartedly.
When it comes to the future of publishing, I want it on the record that my wife and I are doing our jobs to ensure the existence of future readers.
A easy-to-implement, nearly-free, must-steal idea for libraries and bookstores everywhere: Blind Date with a Book
On Thursday I had the honor of speaking to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Townsend Public Library in Townsend, Massachusetts. MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND was chosen for their annual One Book One Town event, and I couldn’t … Continue reading
The Millions recently ran a piece entitled Judging Books by Their Covers 2013: U.S. Vs. U.K. that compares book covers in the United States to their literary counterparts in the United Kingdom. It’s an interesting look at the different interpretations … Continue reading
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is 200 years old this week. In celebration of this anniversary, Anglerfish Magazine created a “Which Pride and Prejudice Character Are You?” flowchart. Usually these flowcharts are nonsense, but this one seems, at least for me, spot … Continue reading
I’d purchase a copy to find out for myself, but it is sadly out of print. Amazon is offering it for as low as $98.97, but I don’t need to know that badly.
I’ve had three serious but fictional relationships with women in my life. Each one was more serious than the last. My first began in elementary school with Annette Funicello. Annette appeared in the beach blanket bingo movies that preceded Creature … Continue reading