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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Long Box of Memories: Swamp Thing Annual #1

Swamp Thing Annual #1Script: Bruce JonesScreenplay: Wes CravenArt: Mark Texiera & Tony DeZunigaLetterer: Gaspar SaladinoColorist: Tatjana WoodEditor: Len Wein The plan was to crank out a new installment of Long Box of Memories at least once a week, but it’s been a month since the first one. Sickness, work, blah blah blah. Whatever. It’s in …

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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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