I run the literary website BiblioBuffet..com. Its motto is "Writing Worth Reading, Reading Worth Writing About.
BiblioBuffet was birthed on January 6, 2006, and has published a weekly issue ever since. We serve up a banquet of zesty book reviews, piquant literary commentary, savory bibliophilistic observations, and tantalizing conversations.
I also like to read.
Cats, swimming, my home, cooking, friends, and more are passions of mine. I currently live in Santa Barbara, California--I am fourth generation southern Californian on one side, second on the other--but would love to move to Oregon or Washington to indulge my love of cold, fog, rain, and occasional snow. I'm not sure how my three cats would feel about it, but we'd see.
Hello Persephone, thank you for welcoming me. The bridge museum has nothing to do with bridges, 'bridging the gap' over a river or between teeth. The collection of the bridge museum is on he cardgame bridge. Unfortunattely the website is still in dutch but within half a year it will be a pleasant place to pay a visit to the virtual musum in english.
Hello! It was fun to return from dinner to see your comment. Digitial scrapbooking is similar to traditional scrapbooking, but you use photo editing software instead of paper and glue. Scan your photos, ephemera, elements, backgrounds, etc., and then use Photoshop or some similar software to create your pages. (I created my default picture that way.) You can display them on your choice of a multitude of websites. My current favorite is scrapbookflair.com.
As for vintage/retro, I really love so many that it's hard to narrow it down but currently, I'd say old ads top my list of favorites. You have some wonderful ones displayed on your site. I don't even have any one era of preference. It's more based on the character of the individual piece, the colors, whether they bring me a warm fuzzy, maybe bring a smile of amusement. I love certain combinations of colors and fonts, the craftsmanship and artwork that went into the early ads. Ok, I've babbled on too long. Your turn! :-)
I've been off for about a week, and it was an absolute delight to come back and see your two wonderful comments.
Gejus, I actually have about 1,200 bookmarks so this is but a tiny portion of them. I hope someday to have them all online, but that is going to take some time.
I tend to scan them as I write about them or plan to write soon. One image (that I will place on here as soon as I finish this post) is of a California bookmark that I am having no luck identifying. The bookmark is of purple and gold silk, about 10 inches by 2.5 inches and dated, as you can see, 1897.
I spent about five days researching it and came up with nothing. So I turned to both the State library and the State Historical Society for help. Three weeks later, they are still working on it. Each of them individually contacted two antiques dealers who specialize in Californiania, and neither of them can find anything. I have even sent an email to UC Berkeley's reference library with no results.
This is the first time such a thing has happened. It appears to be officially connected with the state, but when even the experts can't come up with anything ...
Kyle, you are most welcome. You have a fascinating niche interest there. Where is your daughter going to college? Her major is wonderful! What would she like to do with it?
Thank you so much for the positive feedback on my blogs and thanks for adding me as a friend. i visited your website and have to say I am quite impressed. I know I will be spending much more time there with so much to read and learn. I myself am an ameture bibofile and I have passed on the disease to my daughter who will be going to college next year for English Literature. She has already written one book and we are getting ready to self publish it. I will be sending you some information on my cataloging soon.