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Stereotyping Lawyers?

I don’t read many legal thrillers, or mysteries. I do enjoy Lisa Scottoline, her books are fast but also full of great characters and plot lines, and the lawyers aren’t  depicted as scum of the universe like other titles I’ve scanned. I read one Scott Turow–his first, and no Grisham,[Read More...]

by June 4, 2012 Miscellaneous
Is Nobody Sacred?

Is Nobody Sacred?

Sitting in the movie theatre waiting for Johnny Depp to appear as Barnabas Collins, various trailers were screeching across the screen. Violent one and all, nothing new there. But when the familiar figure of our most beloved president appeared, I was pulled in–for about 30 seconds. Because after identifying the[Read More...]

by May 29, 2012 Dastardly Deeds
From Whence Does My Love of All Things Books Derive?

From Whence Does My Love of All Things Books Derive?

Or, why am others and I like me, obsessed with books?  Yesterday I think I startled a friend with my guttural reaction to her having ripped apart some old used children’s books we had found together for a project we are jointly working on. She is not careless or indifferent to[Read More...]

by May 28, 2012 Miscellaneous
What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At?

I wasn’t looking *at* anything, I was looking *for* a book. A children’s book that I had vague, but warm memories from owning back in my ancient youth. Weird how as you age, memories of childhood pop up randomly. If they pop up a great deal, and your short term[Read More...]

by May 25, 2012 Book Collecting, Miscellaneous
Where Have All The Indies Gone, and B. Dalton’s and Brentano’s and Waldonbooks, and Borders and Even, EEK! B&N?

Where Have All The Indies Gone, and B. Dalton’s and Brentano’s and Waldonbooks, and Borders and Even, EEK! B&N?

There is no place to buy new books anywhere within my radius, and I don’t live in Timbuktu. I live right outside a major city, suburbs with millions of people, and there are practically no bookstores. Three B&N’s are hanging on, but who knows if they will disappear the way[Read More...]

by May 23, 2012 Brick and Mortar Thoughts
ALA-la! The Read Campaign Entices Book Lovers One Poster Boy (or Girl) At A Time

ALA-la! The Read Campaign Entices Book Lovers One Poster Boy (or Girl) At A Time

by Jas Faulkner It was the mid-eighties and I was wandering through the stacks of the old tower library at Memphis State University with a friend when she first pointed him out to me. He was hanging out at the end of a shelf and we couldn’t help but notice as[Read More...]

by May 20, 2012 Miscellaneous
Judy's first adventure

Judy Bolton—Out Sleuths Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew, a familiar name even to those who have never opened a juvenile mystery. The original books have been edited, altered, modernized and celebrated in film and TV. Even today there are contemporary stories featuring the teenager and her two girl friends, Bess and George. But if you are[Read More...]

A Little Nancy Drew

A Little Nancy Drew

In the mid 2000’s, I had a website where I sold vintage illustration jewelry. For each category I wrote a description. Within the Girl Sleuths subject was a sub category of just Nancy Drew pins. Instead of describing the dust jacket art, I decided to write a little ditty using[Read More...]

by May 17, 2012 Dastardly Deeds, Miscellaneous