Indie Bookstore Exploration at Pikes Place Market

With a six hour layover in Seattle, what’s a book nerd to do? Answer: Continue my search for the perfect indie bookshop at Pikes Place Market of course! I found 3. The first bookstore I…

Alice Through the Lincoln Tunnel: A Bibliophile in NYC

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series New York City

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.…

No Night at the MET for Me, Thanks!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series New York City

Literary Inspiration: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Destination: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York Long before the Night at the Museum films there were…

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Comparing Michael Chabon’s Sitka, Alaska to Reality

“This is not Sitka! How am I supposed to blog about you??” This is my second attempt at reading Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and the second attempt is going about as well as the first so far.

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Reading Around Juneau: Welcome to my corner of the world!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Reading Around Juneau

Each summer thousands visit my hometown, streaming into town off huge cruise ships that arrive in our channel. These visitors overwhelm our “historic” downtown, crowding the shops and asking questions that we locals have a…

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