The Value of Face-to-Face Research

There is this cute UK TV movie with David Tennant called The Decoy Bride.  In the movie, Tennant plays a very successful writer who wrote a book about a small island off the coast of Scotland.  The book is popular and highly praised. His fiance decides to have their wedding on the very same island. Read more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Disneyland December 2017 (part 2)

Last week I told you about the first day of the trip and went over some of the things I got a bit obsessed with.  Today, I’m going to tell you about day two of our Disneyland adventure. I didn’t walk as much over the next two days as I did on day one, butRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Salem, MA 2017

One project I quietly work on is my Northanger Abbey modernization that I might be co-writing with a friend.  We are turning it into a story about modern ghost hunting and haunted home fans.  New England, and Massachusetts specifically, is a great place to do this kind of research because our communities are so old. Read more

Talking about Reading and Books

The Reader, The Author, and The Library

I’m in the mood to talk about reading again for a while. I blame going to all these librarian and book conferences! I always come back from them feeling like this. That’s how this blog got started, after all. Today, I want to address the disconnection between the reader, the author, and the library. AsRead more