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An Art Journal to Capture Your Life’s Journey

An Art Journal to Capture Your Life’s Journey

Back in my day, when we had to walk forty miles buck naked through the snow to get to school, journaling was a simple thing. There were no fancy-pants trinkets or tags in fancy fonts. There was little fanciness or fanfare. Our only stickers were Lisa Frank, and these were[…]

by × August 28, 2015 ×

Radical Fairy Justin Vivian Bond and Tony-award winner Alan Cumming at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary Award 2015 Winners Announced

As we delve into our exploration theme this month, it’s not only literal mountains and streams we cross. The best exploration in books comes from our ability to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. The march of history seems to be towards acceptance. We come to recognize that different isn’t[…]

by × June 4, 2015 ×

Illustration by Ana Juan from The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

Excerpt from Best-selling YA Author Catherynne Valente: The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

I could spend all day serving you examples of whimsy and humor from these books. From page 93, “Some magic never bends, even if you tear at it with your own teeth.” From page 138, “But it’s their wedding night!” protested September. “Surely they would like to retire with milk and a nice book!” These are random examples found from flipping through the first book. (I normally mark my favorite passages as I read, but was not able to in this case.) But rather than regaling you with further quotes, I’ve brought you an excerpt from the latest book in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland.

by × April 6, 2015 ×

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

If you haven’t heard of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, that may be because it has changed its name. It was formerly the Orange Prize, but also the straightforward Women’s Prize for Fiction. But now everyone’s favorite Irish liqueur has offered to help sponsor it, and the Bailey’s Women’s[…]

by × March 13, 2015 ×

New Releases

The Invisible Front & Other New Non Fiction Books

The Invisible Front & Other New Non Fiction Books

The Invisible Front by Yochi Dreazen This story of Army Major General Mark Graham and his wife Carol, whose two sons are both military men, is intimate and moving. Their sons pass – one from suicide, one in combat – and the Grahams’ grief sheds light on military culture, and[…]

by × November 7, 2014 ×

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Spotlight on As You Wish by Cary Elwes

Spotlight on As You Wish by Cary Elwes

  Our Facebook feed has been blowing up with excitement over As You Wish  by Cary Elwes. For all you  Princess Bride fans out there this is an perhaps old news. But for those who maybe missed the 80s phenomenon Cary Elwes, better know as the dashing Westerly in The Prince[…]

by × October 21, 2014 ×

New Releases

Little Humans and other Photography Books

Little Humans and other Photography Books

If you haven’t yet, you should check out Humans of New York. It’s a personal project by Brandon Stanton who portrays regular people with incredible insight. The companion book to the original Humans of New York, this one features the kids and their thoughts and expressions. Little Humans deftly shows the[…]

by × October 10, 2014 ×