Verbal Vixen
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #2 What Book to Get for your Brother Who Eats Oysters Fresh From the Sea, Man Crafts Like Mad, and Splurges on the Perfect Sled for his Niece Buying a Christmas gift for my Salty bro is always an exercise in creativity. First and foremost, TIME is of the essence. When my brother isn’t working, he’s probably doing one […] 0 Comments December 9, 2014
  • Literary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #1 What Book to Get for Your Mother In Law who Works in Academia, Loves Jean Le Carre, Lives A Million Miles Away, and Loves her Son (Your Husband) Always Over the weekend I received a perfect little email: “Drew my mother in law’s name out of the hat for Christmas and she wants: ‘A really […] 0 Comments December 1, 2014
  • Happy Halloween! Thanks to our resident Book Editor and all around Literary Man, Trip Starkey, for bringing our attention to ELVIS LOOKING AWESOME on Halloween. Hope you have an excellent literary evening! 0 Comments October 31, 2014
  • A Little Summer Reading… This summer, I’ve been on a total reading blitz. I’ve finished book after book, jumping between heavy and light, long and short, fiction and non-fiction. Even though the days here in Vermont are already starting to shorten and the nights are getting a bit cool, summer is still here, sunny, and beautiful! So, before Labor […] 0 Comments August 18, 2014
  • Literary Home for Sale Cheever once wrote, “It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, “I drank too much last night.” If you happen to share a moment with Cheever’s characters and are in a Sunday Funday kind of mood needing to have a hair-of-the-dog-drink-to-kill-that-hangover, it might be worth your while to throw back a […] 0 Comments August 15, 2014
  • I Still Love You New York Last summer, we left the city of New York. Our Cherokee (the old boxy type, hurriedly but lovingly bought in a crowded lot in Long Island) was loaded down with precious cargo- things too special to load into the moving truck. A note from translator Gregory Rabassa inscribed into Cortazar’s HOPSCOTCH, my  grandmother’s demitasse cups. […] 0 Comments August 12, 2014
  • Literary Tourist Today, we’re featuring the coolest most useful website ever: Literary Tourist. As you travel this summer, take a moment to research your next literary adventure by entering your travel destination and BOOM: up come literary festivals, book stores, fairs, rare book libraries and the like. This site is a literati dream. Whether you’re heading to […] 0 Comments July 29, 2014
  • What’s the Deal With Garp? Readers, working my way through my post baby book queue, I finally finished a book I started and stopped many times over the last year: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, by John Irving. And I hated it. Absolutely hated it. Like threw it to the floor and considered stomping on it I hated it so […] 0 Comments July 18, 2014
  • Bastille Day in the Hamptons George Plimpton was a lot of things: and was without a doubt, most definitely LITERARY. But today, we’ll move past the founder of the Paris Review‘s literary career, and talk about fireworks. Yes, George Plimpton was an all out no holds barred pyrotechnic maniac. In the early 1970’s, Mr. Plimpton began humbly enough, with a […] 0 Comments July 14, 2014
  • Welcome to Detroit Yesterday, the creative team over at Wildsam Field Guides launched their newest field guide, a collection of essays, interviews, drawings and more about Detroit. Wildsam guides take you deep inside a city and bring the streets to life. They’ve also launched stellar guides for Nashville, Austin, and San Francisco. To get a sneak peek of […] 0 Comments July 3, 2014