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Outlander

Outlander

When you need a break from reality into some really grand historical fiction, I recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I have been promoting this book series for some time now. It’s a fine escape. I felt strongly that if someone could transfer this story to the screen as serious historical fiction – instead … Continue reading

On The Road At The Eclectic Reader

On The Road At The Eclectic Reader

A rich collection of 50s-60s counterculture: hippie, Yippie, Beat, and bohemian writers just came in.  Bukowski, Burroughs, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Robert Bly, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Wolfe, Richard Brautigan, Ed Sanders, Jerry Garcia, and Ken Kesey.  Did I forget someone? Move your feets to snag some of this.  This stuff never lasts long.  You … Continue reading

Lost Books:  Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

Lost Books: Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

                                                                           Buttons in the Back by Elizabeth Kirtland As an eclectic reader and a book dealer I have occasionally stumbled upon a remarkable “find,”  a book I have never seen or heard of before that is simply wonderful.  Such a book is this children’s story that is perfect for reading out loud and will … Continue reading

The Beauty of Old Book Covers

The Beauty of Old Book Covers

Once there were books with bindings which could be considered works of art.  In the days before dust jackets became a marketing scheme, and before paperback books were printed in lurid covers, or mysteries in black (with dripping red blood), or thrillers in metallic silver covers as if we are crows or raccoons attracted by … Continue reading

Bedtime Reading

Bedtime Reading

Confession: My reading is not limited to classics, literature and deep philosophical tomes.  I am an eclectic reader.    A compulsive reader.   Couldn’t pass up reading the back of a cereal box when I was a kid.  Today, I am enchanted by the blurbs in Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer.  The American Science and Surplus catalog has … Continue reading