Tag: books

The Author is Going to Regret This

Drink enough alcohol with me and I'll let you know exactly how I feel about Goodreads Giveaways. How they cost too much. How they don't result in reviews. How physical copies end up on Ebay the next week with the description brand new, never opened...

Conversations With My Wife: Donkey Hoe Tee

Have you ever wondered how they change lightbulbs at the Barnes & Noble? You think some guy is just walking around with a 20 foot ladder and a bag of bulbs? No--that would be too non-invasive. Instead, they drive a cherry picker into the store and...

Literary QOTD: The Innocent Table

"Charlotte went up to a little table of imitation mahogany with a drawer. She put her hand upon it. The little table was ugly, no doubt, but it had done nothing to her." - Lolita, Chapter 21

Welcome To The Shelf: Patterns, Phones, and Poems

No part of saying "this is how much I'll spend on books each month" makes any sense to me. You don't budget; you just buy. The more books the better! Fill up every bookshelf in the house and when you're done, buy another bookshelf.

Literary QOTD: In that order

Literary QOTD: In that order

Presently, the lady herself–sandals, maroon slacks, yellow silk blouse, squarish face, in that order–came down the steps, her index finger still tapping upon her cigarette.Lolita, Chapter 10, Vladimir Nabokov There are plenty of books...

Review: Project Hail Mary

I am not a fan of first person POV in the best of times, and the way Weir uses it is super choppy. I did this. I did that. Something happened. The closer I got to the end, the more I found myself skipping lines at a time. That said… great book...

I’m Kinda Over Kindle

I’m Kinda Over Kindle

A couple years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life: I got rid of all (most) of my print books in favor of Kindle. What can I say? I was taken in by that minimalism doc on Netflix. Fast forward to today, and I lament not having a bookshelf...

Notes From the Author