Apr 10

holiday candy

Here are a few links to keep you all busy, before I head out for the weekend.

Michael Schiavo, poet and Northshire bookseller, has put up, on his site, a wonderfully annotated list of the poets he spoke about in our interview.

Josh Christie mentioned, on Twitter, about this listing he found of the 11 Coolest Bookshelves Ever. I countered with this one, which is for true comics geeks. And here’s another site that shows a several more unique and interesting shelves. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve owned a couple of the invisible shelves for awhile, but haven’t put them up. I’m just not sure where I want my floating books to live!

Yesterday, my mailbox contained a copy of A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections. Browsing through the book after dinner really made me wish I had in the house either a) ingredients for any of these things or b) candy. If I had a little more time (and we weren’t hosting 14 people for Easter) I’d be giving the homemade Peeps (here called Peepers) a try! Thankfully, the confections span a whole year’s worth of holidays, so I’ll be revisiting this book soon!

I’ll leave you with this photo from our friend RobAroundBooks. The thousand words this picture is worth? They’re the argument for why the physical book will never go away. Just beautiful.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend celebrating your Spring holiday of choice, or just celebrating Spring!
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 We encourage you to write down or print out the title information and shop at your local bookstore. Titles link to LibraryThing, a social networking site that allows you to catalog your home library. LibraryThing also links to various online purchasing options. Here are the books from this post:
A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections by Dede Wilson, Harvard Common Press hardcover
 

(all information is for the U.S. editions).

  • Carla Thompson

    Great pod cast,
    You asked if this type of cast was helpful. Yes, I like the brief run down of several upcoming titles. I have decided to get Satchel in June for my husband for Father’s day. This is a great way to make a gift guide. I want to read Winter Vault for myself and maybe give as gifts.
    thanks,
    Carla Jo

  • Carla Thompson

    Great pod cast,
    You asked if this type of cast was helpful. Yes, I like the brief run down of several upcoming titles. I have decided to get Satchel in June for my husband for Father’s day. This is a great way to make a gift guide. I want to read Winter Vault for myself and maybe give as gifts.
    thanks,
    Carla Jo

  • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com Ann Kingman

    Carla Jo, thank you. We weren’t sure if it was too much of a tease, or too little information, so I’m glad that you enjoyed it. These episodes are fun to do, since we get to talk about books that we haven’t necessarily read yet but want to.

    I think Satchel is a great idea for Father’s Day!

  • http://www.booksonthenightstand.com Ann Kingman

    Carla Jo, thank you. We weren’t sure if it was too much of a tease, or too little information, so I’m glad that you enjoyed it. These episodes are fun to do, since we get to talk about books that we haven’t necessarily read yet but want to.

    I think Satchel is a great idea for Father’s Day!

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