Not only is the Grand Splendid bookstore in Argentina the most beautiful bookstore in the world, it also comes with a one hundred year old history that just adds to its charm. The building was opened in 1912 as a theatre, but the theatre seating was removed and the theatre converted into a bookstore in
Author Catherine McKenzie ranted a few days ago about covers on books, in her post "Why Do Books Written by Women Get Such Audience-Limiting Covers?". The post was written primarily for authors, and in it she proposes that, as the title suggests, women authors' book covers are designed in such a way that tags them
This is my first year celebrating the big Canadian holiday as a Canadian myself. To all my readers in Canada, have a great weekend, a fabulous meal, and a peaceful, enjoyable break with your family and loved ones. Enjoy! Cheers,
You may have heard about the wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada. You may not have realized it's only four hours north of where I live. Most of the refugees are landing here in Edmonton, and many people I know are spontaneously helping out in whatever way they can. One of the most heartbreaking things about
Yeah, I perked up when I saw the headlines, too. It has been confirmed that Hugh Jackman will play Rhett Butler in a remake of Gone With The Wind, scheduled for 2017. Only thing is, everyone seems to bewailing a) the remake and b) that it's Jackman in the classic role. I was a Gone
So here's one of those freaky weird coincidences. If you're subscribed to my newsletter, then you may have been part of the fairly intense discussion that took place about deafness, Beethoven and the joy of music. (All related to Blood Revealed, just in case you're curious.) Then this turns up in my blog feed this
Recently, I spotted an article on Good eReader proclaiming that the hottest trend in books these days was.... ...Dinosaur Erotica. At which point, my imagination completely blanked out. The article refers to a Huffington Post report. But out of curiosity, I did a search on Amazon and low and behold, there are 486 titles listed
NASA calls them "Visions of the Future", but they have a retro look that is just gorgeous. I spoke about these posters, that I received as a birthday gift, a few days ago. One reader left the comment that she would like to see all the posters. You got it. Here are all the posters
I never understood what this day meant until I saw the movie. Then I still didn't really appreciate it until I had moved to the northern hemisphere and got to experience an actual winter, with snow and everything. Given how mild this winter has been, I don't mind which way the decision goes. You? t.
Thanks to the international date line and time zones, by the time you read this, Australia Day will be over and done in Australia. But it's Australia Day for me, so I'm digitally waving the flag. Hope the fireworks were good this year!