Jan
2014

Bookends Bookstore, Kailua Hawaii

I love love love love independent bookstores. The messiness. The book smell – old and new. And the people who frequent such stores are AWESOME!

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One of my favorite bookstores was found in Kailua in Oahu. The spousal unit and I stumbled across this little gem while wandering the streets of Kailua.

And, yes, it does look like the picture above. New books. Old books. Some on shelves. Some on the floor. Some on seats. I watched the proprietor as she wandered purposefully through the aisles grabbing books for customers. “Um, there’s this book about a tiger in the sea and a guy…” Zoom – off to a random bookshelf to grab Life of Pi. “I want a really good book for my four year old.” Zoom – off to the other end of the store to grab a Mo Willems book.

If you are in Kailua (or Oahu at all) – I would make this a destination. It’s worth it.

Dec
2013

Review: Bugs in My Hair!

Ugh! Oh ugh!

Not a comment on the author’s writing or the subject matter (at least not directly). However, a comment about how ITCHY MY HEAD IS NOW!!

Bugs in My Hair! is about – yes, you got it – head lice. Oh gosh – my head is itching me as I type this!

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A testament to David Shannon’s writing – and his illustrations – Bugs in My Hair! comes through with it’s back-cover promise: “WARNING: This book will make you ITCHY!”