Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s Eve Fantasy

Lea Wait here.  New Year’s Eve! The yearly chance to symbolically wipe the slate clean and begin a new year, full of unknown joys, sorrows, adventures, achievements, and memories. Throughout the world each new year is celebrated with parties, fireworks, prayers, … Continue reading

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Hammers, Nails, Baling Wire, and…Books?

When I first came to Eastport, Maine, I didn’t think of the local hardware store as a bookselling opportunity. But proprietor Chris Brown had other ideas. He’s descended from Samuel Bartlett Wadsworth (1791-1874), who was uncle to Maine poet Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading

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“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant,” and other Early Morning Mysteries

Vicki here. Most mornings I stumble out of bed at 6:25, head into the TV room, and turn on an exercise show called Total Body Sculpt. The program features a muscle-bound Israeli ex-soldier named Gilad Janklowicz and his cohort of spandex wearing … Continue reading

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The Great Scone Controversy

Kaitlyn here. I’m not really on a food kick, even though my last post was on whoopie pies, but once again it’s something to eat that is the subject of the day. Although I mention scones in the first book … Continue reading

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All Eyes on Ayla Reynolds

Hey, all. Gerry here, and I wish I had better news. Like some of you, I’ve been reading the newspaper stories about Ayla Reynolds, the 20-month-old girl reported missing from her bed in Waterville, Maine, Dec. 17. I read every … Continue reading

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Enchant Me So I Don’t See The Bones….

Kate here, on the day after Christmas, settling in for a week away from my desk, and the delicious pleasure of uninterrupted reading. I have no idea what books my gaily wrapped packages may hold, but whatever comes at me, … Continue reading

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The Year of the EBook?

Paul Doiron here to kick off the holidays with Topic A in the book world today: Ebooks. This weekend, thousands of people will be unwrapping presents to discover devices they’ve never used or thought they needed. Kindles and iPads and … Continue reading

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