Our local farmers’ market occurs on Friday mornings and involves just 14 stands, sadly only three of them from actual farms. Fortunately, those three stands overflow with produce: Fruit, vegetables, herbs, even fresh eggs. Those of us who show up wear masks, follow taped aisles to maintain social distancing, and use only credit/debit cards asContinue reading “Literary Lessons from the Farmers’ Market”
Hello all! This blog post is to introduce you to my new, revamped social media presence. As you likely know, I’m a book critic, and so my Facebook book page https://www.facebook.com/BethanneKellyPatrick/ and my twitter @TheBookMaven are places for me to share newest reviews and other materials that seem interesting to me. I’ll try to share at leastContinue reading “What I’m Doing Here”
Certain titles stick in my mind. This is one of them. I’m not necessarily a Raymond Carver fangirl, but I have read quite a bit of his work. I find his syntax stays, less like an earworm and more like an urgent whisper. Today, as I sat down to write–more on my routine soon–this short-storyContinue reading “Where I’m Calling From”
. . .and I mean that literally. Tonight “The Bethanne Show” premieres via Loyalty Books, the Black-owned community bookstores of Petworth, DC and Silver Spring, MD. All you have to do to tune in can be found here, but you have to sign up to get the link to tune in. . .
Here I am again, a person who has written about books, authors, publishing, and writing in various places online and offline. Is there anything left to say? Once I believed not, although that was at a time long before I began writing on the Internet. After a high-school “career” during which I wrote easily andContinue reading “Still Life with Book Maven”