Member Blogs Archive > May 2017

  • from Books Tell You Why

    Four Phenomenal Editions from Arion Press

    Wed, 03 May 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Twentieth century San Francisco was a hotbed for creative thinking and artistic pursuits, including those of fine press printers. Robert Grabhorn and his brother Edwin had the most heralded press in the city for nearly half a century. Indeed, Grabhorn Press set the standard for typographic ingenuity and artistic mastery. When the press closed in 1965, younger brother Robert joined forces with a printer by the name of Andrew Hoyem who had worked for Grabhorn in the 1960s. Together, the two continued their fine press efforts, publishing impressive limited edition books including an edition of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl". When Grabhorn Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

    Tue, 02 May 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her husband was in a horrible accident right outside the house and died.  It's been three years now, but she can't make herself go on.  She's still grieving, taking care of the kids and the house, and working.  But a new work assignment is going to change her life...Berkley sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.She's an illustrator and has been asked to draw illustrations for a vegetable catalog.  She accepts the assignment and agrees to go to a gardening class to see the plants and learn about them Read More
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    Famous Lost and Destroyed Manuscripts

    Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Some of the most thrilling stories I’ve ever heard are those of treasure hunts. Explorers, pirates, and detectives alike all strike out on a mission to obtain the objects of their desires—whether the value be monetary or sentimental. Within the literary world, we have our own lost treasures: famous manuscripts misplaced by time or destroyed at the hands of frustrated writers or natural disasters. Here are five of the most famous missing or destroyed manuscripts. Read More
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    Worker's Influence: The Literature of May Day

    Mon, 01 May 2017 08:00:00 Permalink
    Traditionally speaking, when you think of May Day one of the first things that comes to mind is dancing around a maypole wearing flower crowns. While this spring festival version of the holiday certainly has its place in literature (part of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place on May Day), May Day is more commonly celebrated worldwide today as International Workers Day, or in some places, Labor Day. What is the history of May Day? And how has May Day influenced literature? Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Annie's Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker

    Mon, 01 May 2017 03:00:00 Permalink
    She and Levi had been close when she was young.  Then his father got shunned and moved the family away.  It's been ten years since she saw him but she recognized him at once when she sees him at the wedding.  They have a lot to tell each other.  But her parents don't want her fraternizing with someone not of the faith.  She just can't stay away.The author shared an ARC with me of this book to read for review for the Goddess Fish Blog Tour.  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.This is an Amish Read More
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