Monthly Archives: November 2008
In an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Joyce Carol Oates, probably one of the most prolific “literary” writers out there, is quoted as saying: “I don’t truly think of myself as a ‘workaholic’ – in fact, I don’t work … Continue reading
Annie Dillard’s essays are the best kind of creative nonfiction. Her sentences are gorgeous and packed with meaning and yet succinct and wise. I always go back to one particular essay she wrote that was published in The New York … Continue reading
Just listen to this. (Via Bookstorm).
The bookstore I work at has a gorgeous new website, designed by Primal Media. It has a lot of cool features, like a bookstore blog, staff picks section, photo gallery, an easy to read events page, and the option to … Continue reading
From an article by Jeanne’ McCartin in today’s Portsmouth Herald: “There’s always someone behind that person you’ve got your eye on. At RiverRun Bookstore the figure behind Kathryn Harrison, Augusten Burroughs, and Owen King is events gatekeeper Michele Filgate. She … Continue reading
I’m one of the many people reading Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 at the moment. It really is the book of the year. Normally I’d be suspicious of so much praise and hype, but so far the reviews have been spot on. … Continue reading