Shelf Life for July 2019

Books read Borderland Phenomena, Vol. 1: Spontaneous Combustion, Poltergeistry, and Anomalous Lights by Louis Proud Books Bought/Found/Given Dr. Kildare: Assigned to Trouble by Robert Ackworth Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and the Lost Safari by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Clue in the Embers by Franklin W. Dixon The Hooded Hawk Mystery …

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With Apologies to Hornby: May 2019

Books ReadDear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly ClearyBan This Book – Alan GratzSoon the Light Will Be Perfect – Dave PattersonOut of Your Mind – Alan WattsThe Little Book of Restorative Justice – Howard Zehr Books Bought/Found/GivenTroubleshooting Your Novel – Steven JamesSoon the Light Will Be Perfect – Dave PattersonBorderland Phenomena, Vol. 1 – Louis ProudThe …

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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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