Modern Day Censorship

Modern Day Censorship

Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, PG Wodehouse, Enid Blyton... who's next? Your favorite classic author, maybe. Modern publishers like @harpercollins, @penguinrandomhouse, and @puffinbooksusa have recently taken to editing classic books (whose authors are no...

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A Brief Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US

A Brief Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US

Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US 1821 - the 1749 British erotica novel, Fanny Hill, was outlawed in the US and its publisher, Peter Holmes, was imprisoned for "corrupt[ing] the citizens of Massachusetts." 1868 - The Hicklin Test was developed in...

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The Problem of Susan

The Problem of Susan

"My sister Susan," answered Peter shortly and gravely, "is no longer a friend of Narnia." It is a hard thing to read, for sure. The first thing that comes to mind is - but "Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia!" Right?! Nevertheless, Susan...

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Introducing…The Non-Fiction Collection!

Introducing…The Non-Fiction Collection!

In my quest to read the books that inspired my favorite authors, I've come across a ton of valuable, older non-fiction. For months I've been throwing around the idea of including non-fiction in my Out of Print Collection, but then I figured  - Hey, why not create a...

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Bookplates: A Time-Honored Literary Tradition

Bookplates: A Time-Honored Literary Tradition

I am dropping several new bookplate designs in the shop in a few days, and I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk about what the deal with bookplates is! What exactly is a bookplate, you ask? A bookplate is essentially just a label that is adhered to a book for...

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NEW: 3 Notebooks for Kids

NEW: 3 Notebooks for Kids

Focused Journals for Kids Three new journals are coming to the shop, and they are for our kids! Introducing: - Reading Log for Kids- Sketchbook for Kids- Outdoor Observation Journal for Kids As a homeschooling mama, I'm always looking for ways to encourage and...

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The Daily To-Do Book

The Daily To-Do Book

A place for your lists I don't know about you, but the best way I stay organized is by writing lists. Lists lists lists. Lists for everything. Generally, these lists fall onto random scraps of paper I find in my studio and are consequently tossed out, lost, or eaten...

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A Fresh New Look for the Read For Your Life Reading Planner

A Fresh New Look for the Read For Your Life Reading Planner

Read for Your Life: A 12-Month Flexible Reading Planner I first introduced my Read For Your Life Reading Planner two years ago. It has been a best seller in my shop, with hundreds of positive reviews and one reverberating question: When will the next one come out?...

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A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community

A Polemic Against Cancel Culture in the Book Community Cancel Culture, or "Accountability Culture" as it's proponents like to call it, is a movement that capitalizes on public shaming: Ostracism until demands have been met is its ultimate purpose. In the book...

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Used/Vintage Books are Coming to the Shop

Used/Vintage Books are Coming to the Shop

Used/Vintage Books One thing that every booklover has in common is their deep adoration of books! As a shop that caters specifically to booklovers, I have decided to start offering used and vintage books in my shop, in addition to all of my other goods. Sweet Sequels...

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Bookish Christmas Stockings! Coming November 1st

Christmas Stockings are coming to the shop! November 1st at 3pm CST I will have a small batch of my handmade, unique bookish stockings available in the shop. There are around 30 stockings in this drop. These stockings are made with a plush velvet exterior and cozy...

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My Baby is One! So Here’s a Long-Winded Story

My Baby is One! So Here’s a Long-Winded Story

When I was five weeks pregnant with Elden (literally days after I took the pregnancy test), I had a dream about him. The dream was unlike any dream I'd ever had - so vivid and elaborate and lucid - and I remembered every single detail when I woke up the next morning....

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Sketchbooks: A Way to Find Your Artistic Courage

Sketchbooks: A Way to Find Your Artistic Courage

Introducing: The Courage Sketchbook. These have been long in coming, and hold a special place in my heart..  Measuring 8x10, these hardcover sketchbooks feature my original painting "Courage" on the front cover and 60 sheets of 70lb blank sketch paper. Available now...

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Some Facts About My Favorite Author, Edith Wharton

Some Facts About My Favorite Author, Edith Wharton

“I am an incorrigible life-lover & life-wonderer & adventurer.”  HBD to my favorite author, Edith Wharton, born on January 24th, 1862. Edith Wharton, who wrote her first successful novel at the age of 43 (House of Mirth), was much more than just a female...

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Bookplates: A Literary Tradition

Bookplates: A Literary Tradition

New Product: Bookplates NEW PRODUCT I am so excited to introduce my newest product that has been in the works for many weeks and in my brain for even longer - bookplates! The history of bookplates dates way back to the 1500s, and their role in the History of Books is...

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Modern Day Censorship

Modern Day Censorship

Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, PG Wodehouse, Enid Blyton... who's next? Your favorite classic author, maybe. Modern publishers like @harpercollins, @penguinrandomhouse, and @puffinbooksusa have recently taken to editing classic books (whose authors are no...

read more
A Brief Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US

A Brief Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US

Timeline of Censorship and Obscenity Laws in the US 1821 - the 1749 British erotica novel, Fanny Hill, was outlawed in the US and its publisher, Peter Holmes, was imprisoned for "corrupt[ing] the citizens of Massachusetts." 1868 - The Hicklin Test was developed in...

read more
The Problem of Susan

The Problem of Susan

"My sister Susan," answered Peter shortly and gravely, "is no longer a friend of Narnia." It is a hard thing to read, for sure. The first thing that comes to mind is - but "Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia!" Right?! Nevertheless, Susan...

read more
Introducing…The Non-Fiction Collection!

Introducing…The Non-Fiction Collection!

In my quest to read the books that inspired my favorite authors, I've come across a ton of valuable, older non-fiction. For months I've been throwing around the idea of including non-fiction in my Out of Print Collection, but then I figured  - Hey, why not create a...

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