It is our goal to listen for recommendations and ideas from all our customers and stay on the lookout for great literature, fun and educational toys, essential art supplies, and interesting, story/word-related trinkets and baubles. Our hope is that each visit to the shop will provide a new discovery, something you didn’t see the last […]
Here, hold my coffee…. and watch me review 100 books in 6 months!
Matthew Walker, PhD is a Neuroscience and Psychology professor at UC, Berkeley. His book, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, was a New York Times Best Seller, published in 2018. It apparently took Walker four years to write Why We Sleep, and it is packed with research, some of which came […]
A few weeks ago, I started listening to Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Thirty-five hours (818 pages) later, I’ve finally finished! There can be no more exhaustive biography written about this illegitimate/foreign-born, egotistical, philandering, unyielding, ambitious, hardworking, sensitive, family-oriented, forward-thinking, brilliant, dedicated, loquacious, articulate Founding Father than this. Hamilton “was the messenger from the future […]
Author Fredrik Backman is Swedish. His novel, Beartown, and its sequel, Us Against You, are set in a small, rural hockey town in Sweden. These books were written a continent away from Buena Vista, Colorado, in words that required translating for me to read. How does this story feels so close to home?! The names, […]
Adeline Larue has been warned: “. . . never pray to the gods that answer after dark.” In a moment of desperation, she does just that, making a rash deal in exchange for her soul. Unlike any other woman living in early eighteenth century France, she is free – free to come and go, to […]
The year we opened Once Upon a Trapeze Bookstore, my goal was to read and review 100 books – this, on top of everything that goes with starting a new business, working as a full-time teacher, tutoring kids after school, and training to run a marathon . . . yes, a marathon. What was I […]
I was 23 years old when Margaret Atwood first published The Handmaid’s Tale. I assumed then it was an historical fiction novel set in Puritan New England. Interested, I put it on a long and growing list of books-to-read-once-I-finished-college-got-married-raised-kids-started-a-teaching-career . . . Thirty-plus years later, I’m finally getting to it. Turning the first page, I […]
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