On the Books – Book List

I have a pile of books sitting on my bedside table, just waiting to be picked up and delved into! These are the books I’ll be reading in the next few weeks: 1. Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord 2. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan 3. George Harrison: Behind […]

Bookstores of Boston

I love a good bookstore. They’re holding so many characters and creatures and worlds inside. Filled to the brim with magic! Here are a few that might be worth taking a peruse through in Beantown… 1. Brookline Booksmith 2. Commonwealth Books 3. Brattle Book Shop 4. Barbara’s Bestsellers 5. Grolier Poetry Book Shop (okay so this one might be […]

Next on My Fiction Book List

1) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan I discovered that after I bought this book that (if you get the right one) it glows in the dark! That’s enough for me. To the top of the list! 2) Ethan Frome and Selected Stories by Edith Wharton I’ve mentioned her before and I’ll mention her again. […]

Poetry Problems

To be so close and yet so far away… Love in a Life by Robert Browning   Room after room, I hunt the house through We inhabit together. Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her, Next time, herself!—not the trouble behind her Left in the curtain, the couch’s perfume! As she brushed it, […]

Music Marvel: Tom Petty

Tom Petty’s music, whether he’s jamming with the Heartbreakers or playing on his own, is way up there on my list of all-time favorites. I don’t know exactly what it is that I love so much about it. There’s no other sound quite like it that I’ve heard. It’s always been music that has stood out […]

Why I Love Edith Wharton’s Writing

I discovered Edith Wharton in one of my high school English classes when we were assigned The House of Mirth  as summer reading. Out of the books we had been assigned, it had the most impact on me by far. I remember rereading many of the paragraphs because I liked them so much. Her poetic style enthralls […]

Things That Make Me Smile (And Hopefully You Too)

1. When you’re having a dream that you’re late for something and you wake up and realize you’re right on schedule. Oh sweet relief! 2. Hugh Grant when he dances like so 3. Silly walks (see what I mean here) 4. When you’re walking down the street in a bad mood, and then someone else walks […]

Superheroes and Books about Bookshops

 Note: I haven’t read any of these yet; they’re all on my list.    1. All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman I like to watch Carrie Fletcher’s channel, ItsWayPastMyBedtime, on Youtube. She loves reading books like me. This book comes highly recommended from her. Learn more about it here. It looks like something different. Could […]