This is the cover from the Penguin catalog for paperback new titles. I just couldn’t resist this piece of artwork from the book Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein (the upcoming paperback edition). Don’t you just love it?!
Food LustBook LustVeganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan CookbookIsa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope RomeroMarlowe & Company (PGW)Hardcover, $27.50978-1569242643 I have to say I’ve fallen in love with another cookbook. It’s sassy, entertaining, and the name alone will keep a conversation going for a while. Check it out! There are a few important features of this book [...]
The new year brought a few internet problems and I’ve been unable to edit the blog lately. I managed to get one for a bit but not enough to post more than the poll. I hope this will change soon.
Thank you! Really! Thank you!
Christmas Eve. The holiday seasons have been full. From Thanksgiving on it’s been busy at the store. Lots of gift wrapping, festively dressed customers and staff. There was a great response to the Window Decoration Reading Program. Everyday someone was sitting in the window reading. And folks seemed to relish the chance to be still [...]
On the radio I was offered a last minute chance to be on the radio Tuesday Dec 11 (WAMC) so I took it. Here are the books I talked about: When You Were Me by Robert Rodi. Rodi’s one of my favorite authors, I’ve mentioned this book on this page before. Middle-aged gay man who [...]
Keep those cards and letters coming!I am not one to be snoopy or nosey. (Okay, maybe a teeny bit) You can give me a present and it will remained untouched until the time I’m supposed to open it. I won’t shake it, lift it, squeeze it. I’ll just wait. Waiting is half the joy. Opening [...]
It has begun. Yesterday was the first day of the Window Reader Decorations. And I must say I’m quite pleased. I’m hoping to get a copy of the picture of the guy who came with socks that had different colors for each toe! Awesome! Thanks, Howard. But there have been some wonderfully festive folks who [...]
We’re waiting for you. Here’s the chair with your name on it. Bring your book, dress warmly and festively. Take a break from the rush of the season. Sit a while. Get lost in a good book. Be our guest.
Getting ready for the holidays. It’s time. I’ve been in denial about the approach of the holidays. And a week before Thanksgiving I was sure I had two more weeks before I would eat turkey. I’m always stunned by its arrival. All of this means that I’m just not prepared. Well, of course Hanukkah, Christmas, [...]