• Books,  Findings

    Are there book jigsaw puzzles?

    In a fit of stress earlier this week I started a jigsaw puzzle. It’s a collage of images of The Beatles. Needless to say, it’s great. (Everyone agrees The Beatles make things great, right?) This spontaneous decision to do a puzzle to deal with stress has inspired this week’s Friday Findings. Or should I say, lack of findings.

  • Books,  Findings

    Journalist Poet Publishes Anthology

    For those who don’t know, I’m a sucker for good poetry. My favorite poet is e.e. cummings. There may or may not be a teddy bear in my past with the name “e.e.” It’s great, then, when good poetry combines with another topic of interest.

  • Books,  Weekly Wraps

    Another Week Another Summary

    Sorry this is actually a Monday Summary. I’ve been juggling a couple different assignments and fighting off the beginnings of a cold. I finished Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book and expect to write a review in the next couple of weeks. This week I’m attending a conference in Salt Lake City, so that will occupy most of my time.

  • Books,  Bookstores of the World

    Busboys & Poets Turns 10

    Steps away from history explains my initial response to listening to Angela Davis speak at the Busboys & Poets X Anniversary Party last night. Davis’ commanding voice and prose praised the Washington bookstore for their local, slow food and decried the continued imprisonment of political prisoners. Then Bill Ayers came on stage to speak about social justice in education. That was only the first thirty minutes of the evening event!