Antique Vintage Globe Bookends for the Classy Librarian

These beautiful little works of art belonged to my paternal grandmother, a major bibliophile, and have been passed down to me, another bibliophile. For only standing around 12" tall, they sure pack a lot of gorgeous detail that I just had to show off. Oh, and they spin too! Love these images too? You can … Continue reading Antique Vintage Globe Bookends for the Classy Librarian

Young Adult Fiction and the Youth of a Nation

I'm getting a little tired of YA dystopian novels. They seem calculated only to make money, are highly unoriginal, morally questionable, and full of plot holes. But nobody cares because they are exciting and tell teens yet again, they are super-special (Honest Trailer quote) even before they have done anything. It always boils down to … Continue reading Young Adult Fiction and the Youth of a Nation

Gone with the Vanity Fair

I've been reading Vanity Fair, by William M. Thackery. It is a large, long book and I hesitated to pick it up at first. Still, it is considered a classic, and I have a personal goal to read as many classics as I can. I took a deep breath and began, and have been delighted … Continue reading Gone with the Vanity Fair

Here’s to C.S. Lewis and Old Books

"There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should be content himself with the modern books….This mistaken preference for the modern books and this shyness of the old ones is nowhere more rampant than in theology….Now this seems to … Continue reading Here’s to C.S. Lewis and Old Books