Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit, and 5 I Have

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Bookstores and Libraries I'd Love to Visit I've included five bookstores and libraries on my travel bucket list, and five that I've been lucky enough to visit.... Continue Reading →

Bookish Buzz: Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Today marks poet Emily Dickinson's 187th Birthday! To celebrate, I plan to flip through my pocket book of her poetry and look through the photos from my visit to the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA. I may even do some Emily themed baking and online shopping! As many of you have probably guessed, my blog name... Continue Reading →

Jane Austen’s Portable Writing Desk

Portable Writing Desk that Belonged to Jane Austen, 18th c, The British Library  This unassuming rectangular mahogany box opens into a sloped writing desk with a leather top. It could be locked for safe keeping and features compartments for storing writing supplies, spectacles, and important papers. This object is for me-and many Janeites- akin to a... Continue Reading →