I'm traveling to Boston for a work event today. Brought Neil Gaiman's "M is for Magic" with me for the train ride. Today's story was, "October in the Chair."This short story is one that makes you smirk when you finish. The premise is that each month, personified, takes turns telling a story - in order, … Continue reading October in the Chair
A friend recently asked me where this adventure would take me next. The answer? DONUTS. I've been making my way through Amanda Palmer's recent release, The Art of Asking. For those who aren't familiar with AFP: She's an artist whose family is from affluent Lexington, Massachusetts. She's married to my modern literary … Continue reading Take the Donuts (AFP)
I started reading The House of the Seven Gables a few weeks before Halloween. Here in Salem we talk about this piece of literature quite often. Hawthorne was born here and wrote about our little city several times. We also have a museum dedicated to the House of the Seven Gables, which includes Hawthorne's birth … Continue reading Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables
A few weeks ago my little family found our way to Author's Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts - the grave sight of the Alcott, Hawthorne, and Emerson families as well as Thoreau. Just the name of the place gives me goosebumps. So many incredible individuals buried all in one place. Ok … Continue reading Books & Graves: Little Women
Woah. I'm not even sure how to feel. No mystery here - Larson puts it all out there. This is a book about a serial killer and about the Chicago World Fair. The writing was very conversational, which at times could be hard to handle... Especially when Larson described Holmes and his murders. But... It … Continue reading Review: Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
New York Public Library hosted a super fun event on Instagram today! They asked for people to share photos from their local libraries! So many beautiful pictures were submitted. It's great to be reminded about how many different kinds of readers there are. Happy Shelfie day!
Don't hate me. I am not a Stephen King fan. I have read exactly 1.5 of his books and hated them both. The first was Gerald's Game upon recommendation of my husband, back when he was just a boyfriend - almost ten years ago. The second was Salem's Lot - a recent recommendation for … Continue reading Salem’s Lot by Stephen King