I am visiting Portland, Oregon, this week for an academic conference and to receive an award for my dissertation (yay!). Yesterday, I visited Powell's City of Books. It is amazing. It was my first time there! I can't believe I haven't been there before. Here are some scenes from this amazing 68,000 square foot bookstore.
I'm visiting a university today as part of the job process in finding an assistant professor position in an English department. I have some free time until my next appointment, and the department I'm visiting has kindly set me up in an office. This office is full of books. It is distracting. I'm trying to... Continue Reading →
When my oldest daughter was a baby, and I was bored being at home all of the time, we used to go to the thrift store and look at books to pass the time. And we'd buy them. Who am I kidding? I wasn’t just looking. I was buying. I'd put my little daughter in a shopping... Continue Reading →
To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it. They Knew Mr. Knight (1934) by Dorothy Whipple Frost in May (1933) by Antonia White Greenbanks (1932) by Dorothy Whipple Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938) by Winifred Watson The Hundred Secret Senses... Continue Reading →
Again, I am not a professional when it comes to photography or decorating, but I thought it would be fun to share how I display and store books at my house. If you want to see Part One, click here. Below are some more photos of my shelves. This is a picture of my family... Continue Reading →