why I hate book reviews

why I hate book reviews

As someone who reads a fair number of books, and who loves adding new (or new-to-me) books to my collection, I have a confession: I don’t put much stock in book reviews.     I typically choose books based on the recommendations of friends or how intriguing I find the...
more books to get lost in

more books to get lost in

As I’ve mentioned before, this communal down time — the Great Pause — is the perfect opportunity to find a bit more reading time each day. For two weeks, over on our Facebook page and on Instagram — every day, in the early afternoon — I shared suggestions for fourteen...
what to read during quarantine

what to read during quarantine

Right now, in the midst of this pandemic — while most of us are sheltering-in-place at home for weeks on end — is such a perfect opportunity to find a little more reading time each day. On my end, now that my commute to work consists of walking downstairs and sitting...
how to save a bookstore

how to save a bookstore

Over the past few weeks (Has it really only been a few weeks?), the rapid pace of virus-induced changes to how we live, work, shop, and even eat has been a whirlwind, even a bit disorienting. When this weird new reality of “distancing” and staying home and temporary...
Union Ave Books

Union Ave Books

Wander along, you guessed it, Union Avenue in downtown Knoxville, and you’ll find the charming Union Ave Books, with their Tennessee-orange bistro tables on the sidewalk inviting you to sit with a book and a snack from the neighboring coffee shop.     Inside the cozy...