Monday, August 31, 2009

The Oh-So Studious Scharff Family

I'm not sure how Damon gets his cadre of children to be such sweet readers (maybe it's Susan's influence). But here they are, being the perfect window display on a rainy day.

This Just In

Just unpacked a box of newbies, including Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Celia Rivenbark, author of We're Just Like You Only Prettier and Bless Your Heart, Tramp, is back with more southern sass in

And finally, EL Doctorow brings us another historically based novel, Homer and Langley. The characters are based on the compulsive hoarding Collyer brothers, who became legend during Doctorow's childhood when authorities discovered the dead brothers surrounded by 100 tons of trash in their New York apartment.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our Chick Lit Expert Says...

"If you have not read Jen Lancaster, you are missing out," says Katie Brenckle, local shopper and chick lit expert.

Lancaster's latest Pretty in Plaid, along with her earlier hysterics, is at the 'Shelf now!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Messing About with Robb White

Junebug Bailey White was in the store the other day with her cousin. The family has a knack for story telling. Her father's beloved children's books are slowly coming back into print, thanks to his widowed wife. A collection of her brother's writings has also just hit the shelves, also thanks to his widowed wife. In Flotsam and Jetsam, you will find short writings on the absurdity of panty hose, some reflections on the history of personal hygienee, and of course, plenty about his life spent "messing about in boats."
As Ms. White's cousin said, these essays are the perfect length for a bathroom read. I think Robb would be proud.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dagny reads about Dagny

Dagny's Aunt Michelle babysat her the other day. Aunt Michelle is reading Atlas Shrugged and shared it with Dagny. Can't you tell she loved it?