Viva la Bookstores!

For me, being able to visit a bookstore is a treasured experience that online book buying will never be able to equal. (What's Harvey got to do with it? Nuthin', 'cept he's a local landmark at a marine supply shop. No idea.) A few days ago, Evil Wylie (@EvilWylie, aka Andrew Shaffer) tweeted out a … Continue reading Viva la Bookstores!

(Il)Literacy

So yesterday I treated myself to a trip to the bookstore. With all the hype about vampires from the new movie "Twilight" right now, it got me interested in finding out how many other literary portrayals of vampires there are. Wow. Quite a few. I haven't read the "Twilight" series, since I'm not a 'tween … Continue reading (Il)Literacy

Borders Books Dropping Some Sci-Fi?

I just found this article over at io9, and am dismayed by Borders decision not to stock some new titles and even debut novels in the genre. Gregory Frost discovered that his new book, Lord Tophet, follow-up to the successful Shadowbridge, is not being picked up by Borders. At all. Apparently it didn't "sell as well as anticipated." … Continue reading Borders Books Dropping Some Sci-Fi?