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A Nostalgic Trip Down (Atlanta) Highway

A Nostalgic Trip Down (Atlanta) Highway

First Stop: Avid Bookshop On Saturday, I took a very rewarding road trip to Athens, GA, home to my alma mater and two wonderful independent bookstores. I came home with two large bags (reusable of course) FILLED with great books and a lot of old memories! Avid Bookstore on is on South Lumpkin St. From …

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Reading as an Escape from Reality

Reading as an Escape from Reality

I’ve been very negligent about new posts; what does a blog count for among millions of others at this time? But I know from those I follow, and those who follow me on twitter, that reading can be a comfort, a distraction, and an escape from the a world that seems to be irrevocably changing …

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Is There a Doctor in the Library?

Is There a Doctor in the Library?

For reasons that DEFY EXPLANATION, I recently took stock of the books in my library about medicine, health and science. These include biographies, histories, case studies, scientific studies, and related topics. I was somewhat surprised when the total count reached 25! I can trace my initial interest in these topics to Dr. Oliver Sacks’ “The …

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Pre-Palindromic Book Shopping

Pre-Palindromic Book Shopping

Many of you have read by now that today”s date is a significant, once in a lifetime palindrome. (Click here to learn more.) One of my other favorites is “Able was I ere I saw Elba”, referring of course to Napoleon. Anyway, I “pre-celebrated” the occasion by shopping at two of my favorite Atlanta independent …

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WORST. BLOGGER. EVER.

WORST. BLOGGER. EVER.

So a friend (a FORMER friend; jk) reminded me today that I haven’t posted anything new since November 11th, which is both an eternity and two months ago. Shame on me but I’m also FIERCELY job hunting and then we got new cats and the holidays came up, and the earth parted and the heavens …

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#9: New York—A Booklover’s Dream Pt. 2

#9: New York—A Booklover’s Dream Pt. 2

BOOKSTORE TRAVELS For Part 1 of “New York—A Booklover’s Dream” click here. BOOK CULTUREMultiple Locationshttps://www.bookculture.com/ Book Culture was founded as Labyrinth Books in 1997 by current owner Chris Doeblin and his partner at the time Cliff Simms. In the summer of 2007, Book Culture became a completely independent company when Doeblin bought out his partners. …

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#8: New York—A Booklover’s Dream Pt. 1

#8: New York—A Booklover’s Dream Pt. 1

Hello fellow booklovers! Just returned from a fantastic trip to NYC for the New Yorker Festival and a tour of independent bookstores. I didn’t want to give any part of this trip short shrift, so I decided to make this a two-part post. Check out my new section, “Bookbits”, for news about highlights and happenings …

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#7: Bill Bryson: This Insatiably Curious Author Brings the LOL

#7: Bill Bryson: This Insatiably Curious Author Brings the LOL

#RIBLOL For this post, I coined a new acronym: Reading in Bed and Laughing Out Loud. That’s what I remember best when reading my first Bryson Book, “A Walk in the Woods”. It’s a story about the time that Bryson decided to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz (a pseudonym). I was …

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