Archive for July, 2013

Road Tripping through Bookshops

photo (23)Here’s our stack of book purchases from our commitment to visit an independent bookstore at every stop along our road trip. Some are used bookshops, mostly new and some delightfully had both. I urge you to SHOP LOCAL & INDIE as these are some of the best town treasures, truly! (Note that if my 14 year old son was with us, the stack would be twice as tall).

STOP at these shops if you find yourself in the area:

Bardstown Booksellers – Bardstown, KY  (Currently FOR SALE if you’ve ever had a dream of opening your own bookstore in The Most Beautiful Small Town in America)

Carmichael’s Bookstore – Louisville, KY

Politics & Prose – Washington, DC

Fountain Bookstore – Richmond, VA

The Regulator Bookshop – Durham, NC

Flyleaf Books – Chapel Hill, NC

Politics & Prose

Politics & Prose

We hope to make a few more stops as we head home in the next 2 weeks at Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books (Manteo, NC) and Tales of the Lonesome Pine (Big Stone Gap, VA). Click HERE to find independent bookstores in your area.

July 2013 Twitterature

As proposed by Modern Mrs Darcy, here are my current reads which consist of short, casual book reviews in less than 140 characters.

CT tenth_of_dec01.jpgThe Tenth of December by George Saunders – I’ve never been a fan of short stories, until now. Heavy, sometimes haunting & hilarious. #notfortheasilyoffended



711785484The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – 13 disc audiobook which contains the most memorable writing/sentences I’ve come across in literature in a long, long time. #roadtrip



mrs-poe-198x300Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen – Less about The Raven and the mad man behind it & much more about the mysterious woman in his life. #historicalfiction