I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly because I never know what to get my family. I generally end up buying them things I would actually likeContinue reading

Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have a grisly fairytale that Stephen King penned at the tender age of nine.         Jhonathan and theContinue reading

I was slightly nervous when I started this recipe, partly because my cake-baking expertise was limited to boxed mixes and partly because the last recipe I tried from John Donohue’s Man with a Pan (Spinach-Basil Pesto) ended up all over the kitchen ceiling. Admittedly that one was my fault, not the book’s, but I wasContinue reading

Growing up, before my parents became extremely lenient and our residence became ‘the party house,’ my parents were sometimes weird about what I could and couldn’t read. Although they were incredibly awesome about my purchasing books: weekly we’d visit the local independent store Chevaliers that was within walking distance of our house. I don’t knowContinue reading

Name: Liberty Hardy Bookstore: RiverRun Bookstore Title: Book Slinger Brief Bio: Voracious velocireader. General mischief maker. Currently manning the switchboard in the Write Place, Write Time secret volcano lair (www.writeplacewritetime.tumblr.com). What books recently rocked my world: Zazen by Vanessa Veselka. The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich. Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh. Bound by AntonyaContinue reading