With Apologies to Hornby: April 2019

Books ReadNone Books Bought/Found/GivenDolefully, a Rampart Stands – Paige Ackerson-KielyArlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon – John AugustWriting Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma – Melanie BrooksSilence In the Woods – J.P. ChoquetteThe Disasters – M.K. EnglandThe Familiars – Stacey HallMidnight in Chernobyl – Adam HigginbothamCarry On – Rainbow RowellDMT: …

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Smaller is Bigger: Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

It’s the last Saturday in April. And if you’re a lover of books, supporting local businesses, and building community, that means one thing. It’s Independent Book Store Day. A day for celebrating the incredible gift of storytelling at indie bookstores that keep the money your spending close to home. A chance to meet and talk …

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With Apologies to Hornby: March 2019

Books readAn American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1800s – Cardy Raper Books Bought/Found/GivenPolitical Fictions– Joan DidionFunny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum – Michael McCreary This happens every year. February ends, and I exhale a big sigh of …

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Long Box of Memories: The Smell of Old Comics in the Morning

I went to an old-fashioned comic swap today. No cosplay. No artists or writers signing books. No celebrities selling autographs. Just long box upon long box upon long box of old comics, collected editions, and original graphic novels.  I haven’t been to a swap in probably 20 years. If they were happening, I didn’t hear …

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Coming Soon: Long Box of Memories

Of all the abilities and mechanisms possessed by the supercomputer we call the brain, one of my favorites is sense memory. The ability to recall physical feelings that relate to emotionally charged events we’ve experienced, sense memory can trigger recollections long buried in the layered sediment of our minds. Sense memory is powerful and often …

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With Apologies to Hornby: February 2019

Books readOperation Trojan Horse – John A. KeelThe Riverside Reader – Joseph F. Trimmer, Maxine HairstonWild Delicate Sounds: 29 Wildlife Encounters – Charles Finn Books bought/found/givenAn American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s – Cardy RaperAvengers: Ultron Unbound – Roy Thomas, Dave Ross, and othersBatman/Judge …

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With Apologies to Hornby: January 2019

Books readA Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice BurroughsMarch: Book 1 – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate PowellThe Canada Geese Quilt – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Leslie W. BowmanScary Stories to Tell In the Dark – Alvin Schwartz, Stephen GammellMore Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark – Alvin Schwartz, Stephen GammellThe Academy of Hay – Julia …

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