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Monday, May 24, 2010

Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy

It's not the Star Wars trilogy, but this trilogy of books from Stieg Larsson has a similar effect. These books resonate so strongly with some of us that we continue talking about them long after we finished reading one and wait with great anticipation for the next one.  Patrick Anderson's review in the Washington Post today captures some of why we (I) love these books and it will be with a bittersweet feeling that I read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.  While there may be the remnants of a book in the pages Larsson left behind when he passed away, we know that the series has an end.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Off to BEA in NYC

BookExpo America in NYC this week is the "THE PREMIER North American publishing event."  I'm already overwhelmed with the options and I'm not even there yet.  Hundreds of authors and publishing houses talking about the exciting books coming out this year.

But I'm just as excited to visit with the indie bookseller community - constantly amazed at the intelligence, fun and creativity of these folks.  Looking forward to sharing all the news when I return!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Outside my area of expertise, but thankfully

I know several very knowledgeable young men who will help me with this new section on Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Starting around 14 years old and up to ??, these guys are locked into books, websites, games from their favorite authors and probably know well before booksellers when new ones are on the way. It will be an education for me.
Here's one to get us started: Baen Free Library.  Basically, Baen Books is putting a number of books out there in electronic format for fans to read for free.  An extensive list of books from Baen authors are available through this site.  As a future bookseller, I should find this threatening, but I don't.  It's just one more way to read more and be part of a community.

Hoping to meet David Weber who will be at the Baen Booth at BEA.  My nephew's a fan, so I'd like to find out what it's all about. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A familiar friend

Through the din I hear you
Slow down to listen and look
Your sound, so joyful, directs my eyes
When I find you, I watch as long as I can
When I turn back
You are gone

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Check out Jess Recommends

right over there at the top of the right column.  Yes, right there above the cartoon.

Jess is a voracious reader at age 11 and I love her take on books.  She inspires me with her love of reading and interest in trying a wide variety of books.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Without further favorite peep dioramas (part 1)

from the Washington Post Peeps Show IV.  Yes, it's sad, but true, I appreciate all aspects of peeps.
1)  the winner - "Epp"
2)  my favorite - "Creating a Masterpeeps"
3) another favorite - ""Easter at the National Peep-Thedral: A House of Prayer for All Peeps"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hi Mom

I planned to do this while I was home this weekend, but we were so busy doing fun things together that I didn't have time (infinitely preferable to writing this post).

I love hearing people say that I'm like you (even though I'm very far from it).  I hope to grow more like you as time goes on -- I couldn't think of a better person to become.

Happy (slightly) belated Mother's Day, you may not always understand why we do what we do, but are always behind us 200% with ideas, support and love. 

You've always been an inspiration and forward-thinking person who's easy to admire.  I remember when we were kids and you got involved in recycling LONG before anyone else did.  We had barrels for tin and glass collection in the garage for people to drop off recycling that got picked up monthly.  How you brought so much to your job, that you ushered in 3 (?) new presidents at the college and they continued to call you back as a consultant for years after you left until you finally said no.

My friends all ask after you and dad and look forward to seeing you.  That we all enjoy spending time together as a family comes directly from you and dad and your wonderful relationship with each and with your families.  Thank you for being such an amazing mom and friend.

...And, you think I'm kidding about the store -- you and dad would be such an asset and we all would love to have you here with us.  Someday, when you're ready for your next adventure...