Friday, December 6, 2013

Books Bygone

What I do when I'm not blogging and eating bon bons.
The editor of our local weekly newspaper has given me the opportunity to become a famous writer! Notice that I did not say "rich and famous writer." He will be happy to publish my little essays-- as space allows-- for free. But, hey, famous writers have to start somewhere.

Each essay focuses on one or two crappy old books. I poke a little fun-- because it's hard not to-- but I also try to highlight the value and worth of these crappy old books and the times they record. In short, to share my love of them (even though that sounds dopey).

Believe it or not, our little weekly newspaper has an online presence! Check it out.
Books Bygone: May I introduce my friends?

Books Bygone: 'The Modern Family Cookbook'

Books Bygone: Pride of Ownership (not yet online)
If you're a City Mouse, take a few minutes to poke around the rest of newspaper-- you'll see how people really live out here in flyover land and what matters to us. Who died? Who's getting married? Who welcomed their first child? Who got arrested? Who needs help? Who are we proud of? Crappy old stuff like that. 

H/t A. Leland for coming up with "Books Bygone." And a big thanks to all who will link to the essays. I mean, I can't be famous if no one reads my stuff!


  1. You've been holding out on us! Great articles!

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed 'em. There're more coming (I hope).


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