I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

Bill Murray Reads to Construction Workers at Poets House

I came across this video this morning and I wanted to to share it with anyone.

This was from a year ago during the construction of the new building for The Poets House in the Lower Manhattan. Yes, that’s Bill Murray in a hard hat. Yes that’s Bill Murray reading poetry to the construction workers. I [...]

Reading Rainbow Banned Book Review

Recently, Mr. LeVar Burton tweeted “Reading Rainbow 2.0 is in the works!”
I loved Reading Rainbow when I was a kid. Loved, loved it! When I caught a glimpse of Star Trek when I was older and saw him in the series, I couldn’t believe it was the same guy.
So, in the high hopes of Reading [...]

The Future of Publishing

I have been sorely lagging in posts recently. And I have so much to write about. I have actually been trying to catch up on work reading…which means reading inhouse books. There was some reshuffling in my department (in a good way), and now I get to work on more books, which means catching up [...]

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

What can I say?
I enjoyed this for what it was. I love Tim Burton. I love the colors in this movie. The March Hare was crazier than I thought he could ever be. And Alice…Alice Alice Alice….I loved her accent (and she’s Polish!!!!)
I didn’t go into this movie with high expectations.  I just wanted to [...]

Tim Burton: The Exhibition at MoMA

For Valentine’s Day, Josh and I went over to the Museum of Modern Art to see the Tim Burton Exhibition. I hadn’t been to the MoMa since before they did renovations…mostly because I cringed at their new admission price of $20. We both love Tim Burton and his movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas has to [...]