5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to listen to stories. Below are five options. Jim Harold’s Campfire – Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot and friends – good stuff.  Listeners, interviewed by the engaging and warm Jim Harold, share their scary stories. This podcast has been running since 2008 but only the most recent episodes are available without joining … Continue reading 5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

It’s National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month. Therefore, April’s posts will be supplemented with regularly featured USA Poets Laureate. Let’s start now, shall we? It's already April 3. Billy Collins was Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. He read some of his work to our store managers' conference when I worked for a big box bookseller, and … Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month!

Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see … Continue reading Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

Everything written or spoken by David Sedaris

This man is one of a very few authors whose books I will purchase without batting an eye. He is great to read in print, and I will always buy the print versions of his books - but his self-narrated audio books are priceless. I first listened to Sedaris when, as a bookseller, I got … Continue reading Everything written or spoken by David Sedaris