2011 trends in fiction, the fate of books and ebooks, and the forecast of independent bookstores – all discussed with The Washington Post book critic Ron Charles in a short 7-minute video on PBS.
I'm an avid reader, knitter, tea drinker, anglophile, and musician. A liberal arts life is the way to live! The purpose of this blog is to house my book reviews as well as links and information on the publishing industry today. This is mostly a learning experience for myself, but readers are more than welcome to join in!
I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,
Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs,
But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet
Wherewith the seasonable month endows
The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild;
White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine;
Fast fading violets cover’d up in leaves;
And mid-May’s eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves...
--John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale