Posted on March 5, 2015 by pagesofjulia
I began by thinking I could review this essay, but I can’t. Annie Dillard and the force of these words here are too much for my limited powers of communication. Read this and wonder.
(As usual from that excellent source of excellent things, Liz
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Posted on October 23, 2014 by pagesofjulia
It’s that time of year again: coming up! Gift reviews! Oh wait, I should explain. I was well into telling Husband about this year’s prospects for gift reviews with Shelf Awareness, when he stopped me to ask who they are gifts for. I see I was unclear. These books are sent to me for *special* gift reviews: meaning, they are reviewed for a Shelf Awareness special issue that reviews books that might be given as gifts in the holiday season. Often these are coffee table style books. I’ve been writing gift reviews for, oh, several years for the Shelf – you can see some here.
So I’m excited this year to have received three big, beautiful coffee table books for gift-reviewing. Husband mostly no longer gets excited for me when books come in the mail! so I especially wanted to share these with you.
Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude by Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
by Nancy Marie Mithlo and the Smithsonian Institution
Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
by Ian McAllister, with a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Beautiful, no? Reviews to come… oh, but if you want an early tip, let me say that I adored The Story of My Heart
by Richard Jefferies, republished with commentary by Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams. As just a tiny little book, both a pleasure to read and thought-provoking, and easily taken in small pieces, I think it would make an ideal stocking stuffer for… well, any number of different loved ones, really.
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Posted on October 20, 2014 by pagesofjulia
Friends, I have been busy. Busy reading books – my only employment these days, for the wonderful folks at both Shelf Awareness and ForeWord – but busy with a few other tasks as well. I don’t want to go into the real estate deals just yet; call me superstitious. For now, let me just say that things are going swimmingly for us, and we expect to be leaving Houston in early November for a new home in the beautiful north.
Our trip recently was excellent: productive, business-wise, but also enjoyable. Parents, small breweries, and the great outdoors. For your viewing pleasure, here are Husband and Pops on Fragrance Lake in Larrabee State Park. (Click to enlarge.)
Thank you for bearing with me during these hectic times. More books to follow…
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Posted on October 10, 2014 by pagesofjulia
Or some family?
We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday. Thanks for your patience.
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