The Anderson Book Nook


Becoming, The Joy of Biographies

September 1, 2019

Mark Twain once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” I agree, and that’s why I love to read biographies. Life creates wonderful stories, and there are many interesting books written about people. Growing more

The Value of Old Books

March 18, 2019

Sometimes we receive old books as donations, the oldest being a collection of poems by Alexander Pope printed in 1752. This particular book was in impressive condition for it’s age hard back bound with color more

"When the frost is on the punkin..."

November 14, 2019

This time of year, I recall the words of Indiana’s most famous poet, “When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.” Children are taught these words in school along with the tale of Little Orphan more

Dreaming of the Aqua Atla Bookshop

October 1, 2018

There is a bookstore hidden along the canals of Venice, Italy. I have never been there, but know of it. The books are not on shelves but contained in bath tubs, canoes, and even a gondola. When the more

Spending your last dime on a book

July 2, 2019

Typically books are considered a luxury. However, a book lover may see having something to read as essential to life as food or water. In fact, all of us who read a-lot have probably at least once put buying more

The Ideal Reading Environment

September 30, 2019

I take a book everywhere I go, and throughout my day I try to squeeze in five minutes of reading here and there. While I prefer a comfortable reading environment, I can and will read more