• 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 […] Verbal Vixen 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. […] Verbal Vixen 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 […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 29, 2014
  • Art to Make a Bookworm Glow For your Literary Hump Day, some book art from Kaspen, who created this lovely sculpture for Anagram Bookshop in Prague. Lovely. Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 20, 2013
  • Librarians Stealing a Valentine’s Day Kiss Thx, Landmark Booksellers. Happy Valentine’s Day! stremainenelson 0 Comments February 14, 2013
  • How To Multitask in NYC Took this pic last night on the 1 train platform in Columbus Circle less than 100 yards from Juilliard  She sounded lovely and smiled as people dropped in change or crumpled up dollar bills, even though she’s concentrating so fiercely in this particular image. As writers trying to publish, we must ask ourselves: what is OUR […] stremainenelson 0 Comments February 13, 2013
  • Original Broetry from Marlon Frisby Readers, what is Broetry? Is it a joke? Is it low-brow entertainment? Is it satire or, worse, fratire? At the very least, it collapses the boundaries of a high form — poetry — with a very low state of being, the state of being a Bro. As outlined in the Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum, the Bro is anathema to the […] Literary Man 0 Comments February 13, 2013
  • Rebecca Lemon Angel Food Cake If you’re thinking of cooking something delicious for yourself, your friends, or a loved one tomorrow to celebrate the day of love, here’s a recipe of the literary sort from one of our most favorite blogs, Yummy Books. Cara, the author of Yummy Books, always seems to be cooking up something divine, and this Lemon […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 13, 2013
  • Pic of Mount Saint Helens, active volcano outside Portland Thx to Harry Penders for this stunning picture of Mount Saint Helens, an active volcano visible from downtown Portland, Oregon. Admittedly not literary, except to serve as a memento mori, to take a moment and appreciate natural beauty whenever you can, knowing that we all live Under the Volcano, so to speak.Next up, a link […] stremainenelson 0 Comments February 12, 2013
  • We love: Keel’s Simple Diary Over the last few months, we’ve become absolutely addicted to Keel’s Simple Diary, a way for non-diary people to become diary people. Many writers including Sylvia Plath, John Cheever, Albert Camus, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky kept volumes of journals but we’ve never been able to keep one up. With this journal, we’ve found the perfect marriage […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 7, 2013