Basic book binding: making advance reader copies more shelf-stable

Bookbinding is a true craft and in no way is this post a reflection of its true breadth and depth. However, over the last several years I have added reviewing, mostly children’s books, to my repertoire. Frequently publishers send advance reading copies out for reviews, meaning that they may be unbound, not through final proof, […]

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Reach & Read: February, March & April Book Reviews

Whoops! Apparently forgot to post the last few book review summaries. I have been reading a lot more but writing fewer reviews. So easy to fall behind…. Some of what have I been reading (besides Good Night Construction Site, work journals and a bunch of ‘why is my toddler insane’ type books…) Crimes Against a […]

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Reach & Read: January’s Book Reviews

Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown Click link for full review: Now! Don’t be a Numbat (a ‘toothy termite-eater of the Australian west’ and pouchless marsupial) and miss out on this book. It will be on my shelves for a long time and gifted to others for sure. People of a Second Chance In line […]

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Reach & Read: The Sea is My Brother

The Sea is My Brother (the lost novel) – Jack Kerouac Another audiobook (I spent a lot of time by the pool a while back ok….)  I actually don’t think I’m appreciating this like I should-need a few other Kerouac books (on the docket). In this 1st novel you can hear potential yet unrefinement. Quick […]

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