I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I poured lots of Captain Morgan into my eggnog with my father-in-law, I ate my weight in my mother-in-law's famous cinnamon buns and I received gift cards that will enable me to continue my Starbucks and Sephora addictions.I also got some awesome book-y presents from people who know me well. Figured I'd share! And as a bonus, here are a few pics of Lorelai opening her own bookish gifts from Santa Claus! I think they were a hit (th
Warm jammies, some (crappy virgin) eggnog and excitement. That's all you needed to make a magical Christmas Eve as a kid. But don't leave out the most important element... your all-time-favorite Christmas book read to you by a beloved adult. An adult who was (as you know now) trying desperately to get you wound down enough to finally go to sleep so they could finish placing your presents under the tree just-so/finish wrapping your presents with paper bags and staples/finis
My beautiful friend Kathleen recently called this awesomeness to my attention. Erin Bowman, Sarah Enniand Tracey Neithercott have joined forces and gifted the world with these charmingly snarky printable book jackets to warn the talkers in your life "back up... important reading in progress!" As someone who tends to get annoyed when I'm lost in a fictional world and some idiot wants to talk about Carrie Underwood's nuanced performance in The Sound of Music Live (now, if you
I'm sure this pun is completely fresh. Well, as Phoebe would say... Anyway, in my Pinterest travels (in between looking at candy cane dip ideas and tutorials on how to make that Christmas tree skirt I bought the fabric for yesterday), I came across this gem: You probably know Gregory Maguire as the author behind fairy-tales-turned-on-their-heads such as the Wicked series, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror. I just loved this quote from him and felt the nee
Today we bring you a re-"reading" of She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I was in a Lamb-centric headspace prior to getting to hear him speak, so I figured I would delve back into the world of Dolores Price. I find that I got frustrated with Dolores the way I get frustrated with myself. And that, to me, makes for a very interesting and well-written character. As someone who grew up (and still is probably considered) on the puffier side of things, Dolores' struggle with her we
Amazon... I mean Santa's elves... delivered part of Lorelai's Christmas gift. And I'm soooo psyched! Here they are! These are beautifully done children's board books with gorgeous felted character dolls reenacting the infamous tales. I love that the pivotal scenes are described in only one word, making it easy for a mere baby to grasp the complexities of Tolstoy (okay... not entirely, but I can't wait til Lorelai walks into kindergarten and tells her teacher that her favori
Last night, I had the incredible pleasure to hear Wally Lamb speak at a local library. With the release of his new book We Are Water, he was approximately 36 cities into a 40 city tour when he finally made it back to his home state. But even with that kind of crazy schedule, he was still amazing.
I was able to ask Wally (we're likethis... I can totally call him "Wally") a question about his experience in reading the character of Orion Oh in the audiobook version of We Ar