After a difficult start, the pounds are at last falling away. Now that I’ve shaved a couple off with a strict diet regimen, I’m feeling fitter and friskier and ready to run. Around the bookstore, there are a couple of different routines I follow. First, I jump into the window and knock the decorations down, making sure to leave destruction in my wake. Then I … Continue reading Cat-ercize
One of the great things we at BookMarx get to experience is being host to Franciscan students come to write papers, study for exams, or go through class notes. We love to provide them with a comfortable environment to do their schoolwork, because we know how important it is to have a good place to study. Something that may be just as helpful for your … Continue reading Studying Green at BookMarx
by Kitty Ferguson I am sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch of the Paradise Hotel, taking in the night sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach. Radios are blaring. Car and trucks motors are revving up as they cruise up and down the boulevard. Young children are screaming and squealing with delight as they run around a busy parking garage. Cars have to … Continue reading Contrast Assignment: A Writer Submission
The New Year is still new, and resolutions are still being resolved! One thing that frequently makes an appearance on a resolution list? Learning a new language. Studying a foreign language can be daunting! Even if you have some fuzzy memories of that Spanish 101 class back in high school, you might feel intimidated at the thought of tackling it all again. One of the … Continue reading Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
There are few authors as beloved as J.R.R. Tolkien, the author who brought readers the furry-footed fantasy creatures known as hobbits. Nearly forty years after his death, Forbes ranked him as one of the most successful “dead celebrities”. Some of his continued success may be due to his son Christopher, who continued to publish his late father’s material in collections such as The Children of … Continue reading Belated Birthday Wishes for the Late, Great J.R.R. Tolkien
What a year 2016 was! There’s nothing like being the queen of a bookstore. I’m ringing in the New Year with good news: after months of dieting, I finally dropped a couple of pounds. It’s been tough work. I developed my own unique exercise regimen that involves some running, a bit of climbing, and good long nap on the table to top it off. They … Continue reading Happy New Year
The countdown to Christmas is in the single digits! Raven’s numbers on her weight loss journey, meanwhile, haven’t budged: after more than a month of a special diet, she’s still standing at -.5 pounds from her starting point. She’s now experimenting with exercise in the form of extreme shelf-jumping and laps around the bookstore. In the meantime, we have a special shipment of “Fat Cat”-themed … Continue reading “Bah! Humbug!”, Advent Markets, and Extreme Weight Loss: Raven Edition