Category Archives: Favorite bookstores

A PFP Board Meeting

I don’t have a review for you tonight, but Jill and I did meet up with some high school friends (who also didn’t quite finish Paradise Lost in AP English) and some of their husbands and children, and afterwards we … Continue reading

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A Used Book Mecca Right in the Milwaukee Airport: Who Knew?

I wrote the following post around 1 am this past Saturday morning, after a long day of snafu-ridden travels. I was impressed with both the day I’d had and with the bookstore I discovered in the Milwaukee airport, which is … Continue reading

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Renaissance Books: A Teaser

Sometime soon I’m going to tell you about a used bookstore I discovered today right in the middle of the Milwaukee airport. It was everything a good used bookstore ought to be, including BIG. But it’s late and my travels … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Bookstore is Actually a Cafe (by Bethany)

Warning: The problems I’m about to describe are first-world in nature. I have myself on a self-imposed deadline to finish a writing project by the end of the year, and almost every day this week I went straight to the … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions (by Bethany)

I know – you probably haven’t spent all weekend worrying about my no-book-buying challenge. But as you may remember, I have made a commitment to mostly stop buying books – and to make exceptions for good reasons, which you can … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange (by Bethany – the Numbers Challenge, Month #2)

Jill and I have a long history with Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange – a story that involves King Lear and Fr. Murphy and those long, dull days at the very end of one’s high school career … Continue reading

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The Prodigious Hickey: An Acquisition (by Bethany)

Today I have absolutely nothing to say about Diana Gabaldon. Don’t worry – I’ll be back soon with my thoughts on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (which is picking up, by the way). But for now I want to … Continue reading

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