Behind the Words at BiblioBuffet
It's a blog. Not just any blog, but one in which you can share some of the goings-on behind each week's issue. We won't tell all but we will share some fun things about the work behind the website.
From the Editor's Desk: Lauren Roberts
What is Lauren reading? Beginning this week, she plans to tell all, and in doing so to share the books that don’t always make it into review but that do make themselves part of her life.
A Reading Life: Nicki Leone
Food is the one common language that every culture in every country in the world understands. Regardless of how we eat and what we eat the fact is we all eat. Nicki, who understands this probably better than anyone, shares her delight with a new southern cookbook with a twist.
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Biographology: Carl Rollyson
Who is the authority of a biography? The biographer? Carl uses the experiences of Harper Lee’s biographer as well as his own to explore how each biographer “brings to the telling of history a deeply imaginative sensibility that relies on and yet transcends the very ‘authorities’ on which his narrative is based.”
Book Brunch: Lev Raphael
We all feel an affinity with authors we love, but what happens when that affinity becomes something deeper and we want to be part of a favorite book or make it our own in a unique way? Lev explores how he did just that.
Bookish Dreaming: Gillian Polack
Technology is changing the face of publishing at a dramatic pace. Today anyone can publish anything. But many readers still demand quality. How, in this new publishing landscape, can new high-quality publishers be found? Gillian shares her enthusiasm for one.
Wise, witty, and sardonic quotes about books and reading plus quirky and interesting literary factoids.
On Marking Books: Laine Farley & Lauren Roberts
Its sole purpose in life is to hold things together, a rather important task when one thinks about it. Laine explores what turns out to be an extensive history of some of the gorgeous bookmarks from competing manufacturers who advertised their threads along with their complex rivalries on these bits of paper.
Reading the Truth: Katherine Hauswirth
Watching her son choose books has brought back memories of Katherine’s own childhood favorites. Now she recalls the one book with “a genuine good feeling imbued by the story that survives the wider perspective that a century brings.”
Strata of Ephemera: Elizabeth Creith
Fzzt! Is that a sound, one made when water meets electricity, one ever really wants to hear? Elizabeth ponders the “advances” made in money and books for humans who haven’t made any equal advances in how they handle them.
BOOKS & MORE BOOKS
Art of the Book
We found these excellent websites, blogs, and videos that celebrate the book arts of illustration, illumination, printing, typography.
These organizations work to get books into the hands of those who need and want them but cannot otherwise afford them, and we recommend them.
Copyright & Plagiarism
Looking for information on Intellectual Property issues? These websites and blogs offer reliable, up-to-date information for people in all the creative professions.
Book Festivals, U.S.
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Georgia - North Dakota
Ohio - Wyoming
Book Festivals, World
Australia - England
France - Zimbabwe
Bookmark Blogs & Sites
If you love bookmarks as much as we do, you’ll love these sites that talk about and sell bookmarks.
We go on searches to find what we think are the best of today's literary blogs, the ones worth reading. And these are among them.
Belly up to this bibliophile snack bar and dig in because these literary websites are delicious and satisfying.
Literary Humor & Games
You like humor. We like humor. So add a smile to your day with these fun places that will certainly make your day a little brighter.
Places We Like
There are so many great sites on the Internet that have nothing to do with books. And we think you ought to know about these.
Shopping for Booklovers
Oooh, shopping! Use this page to find reading- and book-related gifts for yourself and others.
How did BiblioBuffet begin? Where did the idea come from? This page will give you some background on where we began—and it wasn’t from the stork.
Meet Our Contributors
You’ve read them. You've enjoyed them. Now get to know them.
Submit Books for Review
Learn what genres we review, what we don't want, and what reviewing preferences each of our reviewers has.
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If you share our passion for writing about books and reading, see this page for information on joining us.