• Blogging,  Literary,  Writing

    How To Become A Famous Blogger

    Famous Blogger Dave Walker

    Want To Become A Famous Blogger? Go to Book Expo America and the Book Bloggers Convention! You will learn so much! Perhaps you will become a famous blogger! It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week! The first topic is: Community While the awards are a fun part of BBAW, they can never accurately represent the depth and breadth of diversity in the book blogging community. Today you are encouraged to highlight a couple of bloggers that have made book blogging a unique experience for you. They can be your mentors, a blogger that encouraged you to try a different kind of book, opened your eyes to a new issue, made you laugh…

  • Literary

    I Love Organizing Books and Meeting Authors

    organizing books

    Organizing Your Books I love organizing my books. When I was little, my room wasn’t that neat, but all my children’s books were arranged on my big bookcase in alphabetical order by the author’s last name! Right now I have some volumes in a storage facility, some on shelves, and others scattered around the bedroom, bathroom, and living room (and I’m not going to post photos of that mess!) I am giving some away to charity (if I haven’t read them in ten years I’m never going to read them!). But most importantly, I bought a Kindle a few months ago and have them on there. It can hold over…

  • Literary

    Borders Books 1971-2011 Farewell

    Borders Book flagship store

    Borders Books Will Be Closing All Their Stores It’s a sad day for book lovers — Borders Books will be closing all their stores. Sigh. I had wonderful times at the store in Wayne, NJ. That store closed several years ago when Wayne Towne Center mall was partially demolished. I spent many happy hours reading books, buying books, and choosing opera CDs for Christmas gifts for my relatives. Even though it was a chain, that store was very “homey”. I remember swing music playing and people dancing in the aisles. That branch was my favorite chain bookstore EVER. No one ever pestered you if you sat in a chair reading…

  • Libraries,  Literary

    The New York Public Library Lions Turn 100!

    New York Library Lions

    Library Lions Turn 100 The two beloved library lions, Patience and Fortitude, who guard the magnificent New York Public Library, are iconic figures in New York City. The photo at the top of this post shows Patience and Fortitude in the snow during a winter storm in 1948. I love them! The Lions are celebrating their 100th anniversary this weekend! The library has celebrated by having lions — made of Lego bricks! — on display (at least for this weekend). See the video above (you might have to keep clicking it since it seems to buffer a great deal): I heart these lion bookends. I hope someday to have them:…

  • Literary

    Kindle Love


    I Love My Kindle I recently acquired an Amazon Kindle and I love it! It’s funny, but not that long ago I swore that I would never have an e-reader. I love print books — the feel of them and turning the pages and everything about them. But I live in a very small apartment and was starting to feel the need to simplify my life. My apartment looks like a branch of the local library. I also am being offered many books for review for this blog. I was getting even more books to fill up my crowded space. I finally started to realize that I really needed a…