Freshly Baked Books: The Hurricane Sisters

Email: Please click on the blue title to read in your browser. Storms are brewing in The Hurricane Sisters, the latest book by Dorothea Benton Frank, and it’s not just a hurricane heading for Sullivan’s Island.  True to Frank’s past fourteen novels, this one, just published by William Morrow, is set in the South Carolina […]

A Quick Peek at a Favorite Author: Anne Lamott

Email: Please click on the blue title to read in your browser. When I started working at a small local independent bookstore 17 years ago (still there!), I soon learned that even though I considered myself fairly well-read, there were many, many authors yet to discover.  Part of my job is to suggest books to […]

The Ghost of Mardi Gras

Click on blue title to read this post in your browser. Storytelling runs deep in the Ozarks. I grew up in the kiddie pools of it, but always waded over to the adult tables at picnics and reunions. If you ever get the chance, listen to some Ozark stories. Rest assured you’ll be either laughing […]

‘Just Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again’: Book Distribution in the Digital Age

Previous posts on this topic dealt with U.S. book distribution in its earliest iteration when books were shipped to America from Europe, then carried by itinerant foot- or horse-peddlers. Later the invention of steam-powered travel allowed faster shipment across the nation to all quadrants. This article deals with the modern era, ending a few years […]

Survival Book for Long Car Trips

Please click on the blue title to open this post to the blog page. While there isn’t a cure-all for all the problems associated with long car trips, for years I have carried a hardback copy of The World of Pooh in the back pocket of the driver’s seat to help my family withstand such […]

Revisiting Youth: The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel the roughness of a carpet under smooth soles, a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. – Doris Lessing In 1976 I was a single mother, aged 26, and […]

Writing Retreat at Mouse House

Readers Unbound welcomes new blogger Debby Miller,  a Decatur resident and retired first-grade teacher. Currently she is a part-time Suzuki flute instructor and full-time aspiring writer of fiction for young readers. Every day finds her spending some time gardening, birding, reading, walking, and practicing yoga. She is the steward of Little Free Library #6722 in […]