Book Humor / Books in Culture

Book Buyer’s Remorse: Why I Only Buy Books After I Read Them.

From the time I had two pennies to rub together, I spent them at the bookstore. Inevitably, the sheer magnetic force of so much amazing reading material would part me with what little disposable income I had on hand. Family and friends alike learned that “going to the bookstore” entailed multiple hours of feverish exploration … Continue reading

George Sand in Culture: 5 Ways to Celebrate Her Life and Work
Adult Books / Book Humor / Books / Books in Culture / Contemporary Fiction / Historial Tidbits / Non-Fiction

George Sand in Culture: 5 Ways to Celebrate Her Life and Work

Author, militant, journalist, political agitator, friend of musicians, lover, artist, and baroness, George Sand lived with revolutionary flair for a woman in 19th-century France. Reviled and regaled by her contemporaries, Sand is celebrated as a prolific writer and a role model for contemporary women, balancing family life, love, and a multifaceted career. On today, her … Continue reading

Life Lessons Learned from “Green Eggs and Ham”
Books / Books in Culture / Children's / Picture Books

Life Lessons Learned from “Green Eggs and Ham”

Today, on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, it seems right and fitting to celebrate one of his most beloved children’s books, Green Eggs and Ham. While textual and pictorial absurdity are part of what made Green Eggs and Ham, along with Seuss’s other works, stand out in a market dominated by titles like Dick and Jane, this silly classic … Continue reading

My Little House on the Prairie
Books / Books in Culture / Children's / Historical Fiction / Middle Grade

My Little House on the Prairie

Growing up as a girl in the Midwest, it can be hard to escape the appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic children’s series Little House on the Prairie. While the East Coast has the original colonies and the West Coast has the wild west, pioneer farmers constitute the bread and butter of the central United … Continue reading