Traveler’s Bookcase

A bookstore for those who like to hit the road

Clearly this one should have been Kim’s.   Don’t get me wrong: I like to take the occasional trip with my family.  But Kim is a true adventurer, the one who’s always either on a trip, coming back from a trip, or planning a trip.   So this bookstore, which offers pretty much everything a traveler needs–short of a change of clothes and an airplane ticket–should have been on her list, not mine.

But my daughter was having a birthday party in the store next door (a wonderful arts and crafts studio called Hands on 3rd), and after spending over an hour and half being bombarded by the happy noise of a million little girls talking at the top of their lungs, I begged a few minutes respite from my husband and dragged our teenage son on a walk around the neighborhood with me. Continue reading

Quick Updates

It’s Grandparents and Special Friends Week at school and Claire and I have family in town, so here’s a quick post with some updates:

I was interviewed about Bookstore People by Eco-Libris, check it out, then equalize your reading!

As discussed in my review of The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins, her fictional portrayal of Edward Curtis caused controversy because she paints Edward Curtis far darker than his fans perceive him.  Santa Monica chose The Shadow Catcher as its Citywide Reads selection this year.  Bruce Kapson, Curtis expert and scholar, will give a historical overview of Edward Curtis this Saturday at 3PM at the Santa Monica Public Library.

Both Claire and I joined twitter.  Follow us!  I’m BookstoreK and Claire is writemenow.

The Tournament of Books is continuing and I’m loving it!  Today City of Refuge knocked out 2666, but  popular vote returned 2666  to the zoombie round.  The review of the match up between 2666 and Steer Toward Rockwas brilliant in its use of an extended March Madness metaphor.  John Hodgman beautifully wrote his judgment of the Mercy v. My Revolutions competition.  The quarter-finals are over and we’re heading into the semi-Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's Coverfinals. 

And in case you missed it, Claire’s book, Growing Up on the Spectrum: A (actually she co-wrote it) was published last week.  We’ll be having giveaways of the book, National Autism Month, in April.  Stay tuned!

Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger’s