Introducing Austen House Books

I’m officially a bookstore owner! Well, technically, I have been since June when I registered my business and did a few local pop-up events. Somehow, (finally) launching a website makes it seem real-real, you know? We did that on Monday.

Currently, we ship across the US and offer local (Columbus, OH) pick-up. New books are being added every day this week. After that, it will be weekly.

AUSTEN HOUSE BOOKS

Our selection is hand-picked and often very eclectic. Please check us out the next time you need (or just really, really want) a cool book. And feel free to spread the word to any bookworms you know! Thank you!

Biography Research Update!

I’ve been powering through my research into the life and career of musical theater performer J! A considerable amount of the research is too tedious to share here, which is why I created Alternative Muses. Occasionally I come across something too fun to keep to myself or limit to AM, though, and J’s kindergarten scrapbook is one of those exceptions.

I’ve had this scrapbook since the beginning, but due to its delicate nature was too scared to catalog it…until yesterday!

I shared a few of the pieces over on Alternative Muses, but didn’t want you to miss out on this whimsical little bit of childhood history.

CATALOGING J’S KINDERGARTEN SCRAPBOOK

Never a Dull Day in Biographyville

I cannot believe that it has been a month since my last post! We have been extremely busy at the family business AND most of what little spare time (ha!) that I have goes to book research.

I promise to post more frequently in June (not that that would be hard!). In the meantime, here is the most recent post from Alternative Muses, wherein I briefly catch you up on an unexpected turn-of-events in Biographyville.

NEVER A DULL DAY IN BIOGRAPHYVILLE

ISSUE SIXTEEN [R]evolving Research: Achievement Unlocked

I achieved a major milestone a couple of days ago! What is it? Thanks for asking. I finished cataloging the contents of J’s main scrapbook. Hallelujah! I’ve already added the relevant information to her Master Timeline. This means that I can move on to the next phase of research. Not sure what that is going to be, just yet. There are many, many options.

RESEARCH NOTES: WEEKS 23-24

  • VICTORY: Finally finishing the scrapbook project, obviously.
  • HAPPY DISCOVERY: I came across a marriage announcement (of sorts) for J and her husband R. Baby steps.
  • FRUSTRATION: I’m being spread very thin these days. Not enough time. The usual, right?
  • CURRENTLY READING: Lots of century-old newspaper clippings.
  • HOURS SPENT ON RESEARCH: Approximately 12, across two weeks.

Until next time!

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