An unexpected gift from my husband…he knows me well.
Category Archives: Books
Daily Diversion #459: Madly, Deeply
Bookish Christmas gifts are the best!
My Evening Plans….
…shall look something like this.
Shopping for the Bookworm: Austen House Books Edition
Yes, that is correct. I am featuring my own business. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these (Shopping for the Bookworm) posts in…well, a long time. I’ve decided to resurrect the series by starting with my own little online bookstore.
We have a small-ish (500+ books, some of which we have yet to list), but diverse and interesting catalog. Shipping is available US-wide. Local delivery in Columbus is also available.
As ever, thanks for indulging me!
Daily Diversion #457: New Beginnings
Austen House Books. There is a story here. I’ll share it…soon.
[BOOK NERD LINKS] MUSIC BOOKS, TED BERRIGAN, WWI, AND TRANS & NONBINARY AUTHORS
- 12 MUSIC BOOKS THAT WILL ADD SOME COOL TO YOUR SUMMER [NO DEPRESSION]
- THE SIXTIES DIARIES [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- ‘THE FACEMAKER’ PROFILES THE BRITISH SURGEON WHO TREATED WWI’S DISFIGURED SOLDIERS [NPR]
- 12 BOOKS BY UP-AND-COMING TRANS AND NONBINARY AUTHORS [BOOK RIOT]
[Reading in Art] Western College for Women Yearbook
Western College for Women Yearbook (1918):
Daily Diversion #453: Babbitts & Bohemians
Reading this beautiful book as part of my J biography project.
ISSUE FIVE-[R]evolving Research: A Flurry of Reading
Some weeks involve direct research about J or her family; other weeks are devoted to general history reading. I’m currently in a flurry of the latter activity. I learn a lot during these times, just not about J. It’s all necessary and enjoyable work. Time well spent.
After I’ve finished my current book (see below) the pendulum will likely swing back the other way. I love history, but I might just love J even more. That is saying something.
RESEARCH NOTES WEEK 7:
- VICTORY: Waking up every day and doing the thing regardless of what the days threw at me.
- HAPPY DISCOVERY: None. I’m okay with that because I learned tremendous amounts of historical information.
- FRUSTRATION: Also none. That’s a win.
- CURRENTLY READING: A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
- HOURS SPENT ON RESEARCH: 7
Until next time!
Tea, Coffee, Sweets, Books, Art…
My mom’s business–a true labor of love for the whole family–finally opened in the Merion Village neighborhood of Columbus, on November 9th.
If you are local or know someone who is, please stop by/and or send them our way. We are there seven days a week.
Our bar space, serving cocktails and beer, is opening soon.
Austen & Company
1530 S. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43207