Love a Book? Tell the World

April 3, 2014

                                            There have been some books that became as important to me as friends. I’ve been deeply moved by words, stories, characters that felt real. In the days before social media, the only way […]

Love a Book? Tell the World

                                            There have been some books that became as important to me as friends. I’ve been deeply moved by words, stories, characters that felt real. In the days before social media, the only way […]

Real Pleasures: Bookstores

January 28, 2013

Barnes and Noble announced today that it will close a third of its stores over the next decade, so it seems like either a good or slightly ironic time for me to celebrate another in my series of real, versus virtual, pleasures: the bookstore.   When I was growing up, bookstores were everywhere; you could […]

Set Your DVR for “Guilty Pleasures”!

July 11, 2012

Every four seconds, a romance novel is sold somewhere in the world. Every four seconds. And they (who are “they” anyway?) say publishing is dead. Romance novels, the people who read them, and the authors who write them are the subject of what looks like a totally delightful documentary called “Guilty Pleasures,” which airs tomorrow […]