In this (belated) public post, I discuss my bookstore's further adventures in converting a brick-and-mortar establishment into a digital enterprise, my new obsession with The Magnus Archives, and a roundup of what I've been reading and watching during the last six weeks of quarantine. Click the link below to check it out! APRIL + MAY… Continue reading Patreon: April + May Roundup
This was originally posted on my Patreon page. Times are weird. Currently, the bookstore where I work (Brookline Booksmith, which has an online shop you can browse here - offering free delivery!) is closed to the public until at least early April, and we're scrambling to promote and fulfill remote orders to make up for… Continue reading Bookselling in the Time of COVID-19
Happy New Year, friends! 2018 is (finally) behind us and I'm feeling excited to start new projects while that 20-BI-teen energy is still flowing. Because I haven't been on this blog much over the last two years, I wanted to give you guys a preview of what's ahead for me and this space in 2019.… Continue reading What’s Ahead in 2019
June hasn't been an easy month, suffice it to say. Processing tragedy after tragedy -- from the huge to the personal -- takes a psychological toll, and I've been scraping the bottom of the spoons barrel to have enough focus for work and my fiction writing. Consequently, I haven't been reading much. That isn't to… Continue reading Taking a Break
I have to apologize again for the lack of content. There are a few reasons: most of what I've been reading lately are ARCs for upcoming titles, not a lot of books have inspired me enough to review them one way or another, I've been picking up extra shifts at work, and -- most dramatically… Continue reading The other kind of flame war.
It's been about three weeks since my last post, but I'm still here and still writing. I've been reading a lot of ARCs (advanced reader copies) for titles that come out in May and June, so I have several reviews written and queued up to be published the week of the official releases. A teaser… Continue reading I’m still here!
Hello, world! Welcome to my corner of the Internet. After a decade on the web, I've had a lot of social media platforms to shout from: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, various teenage blogs with bad early-2000s aesthetics, etc. Now, after a year as a bookseller and with a lot of book reviews, opinion pieces, and anxious… Continue reading Introductions