About the Author

Hi! I’m Liz and I write this blog. I live in the San Francisco area, and every weekday you can find me working in a newsroom on the ninth floor of a downtown office building. If I’m not working, I’m either writing or vegging out on the couch with a pot belly watching E!, so I try to write a lot. Actually, that’s not true. I mean, I do watch E!, but I also like to hug dogs, play piano, visit museums, hang out at coffee shops, explore used bookstores, go hiking, attempt tennis, win at trivia, and when I’m the slightest bit flush I blow all my surpluses on travel. Most recently I went to Lebanon, Paris, and on a Southwest road trip. See those adventures here.

I also love books. I love bookstores. I love the way books smell and feel. I love adding, book by book, to my book collection, which every day threatens to overwhelm my inferior quality Walmart bookshelves. This blog chronicles that uncomplicated love and everything that goes with it.

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12 responses

  1. I love your photos, especially the one of your walk showing the trees, the shadows, the fence. Elicits strong emotions in me. I love trees too, and shadows. I hope to see more photos of yours in the days to come.

  2. I know I have nothing to do with this, but as one time adult in your life, I couldn’t be more proud.

    1. Craig! That means a lot coming from you, though I feel like I’m only just starting out still…

  3. Hey Liz,
    I’ve noticed you write some great content about books, media and your life in the Bay Area. I’m working for a new start-up called HeyLets and we’re trying to get people excited about doing what you do. We want our users to rediscover their city through mini-recommendations from people with similar interests and hopefully pay it forward. I was wondering, would you be interested in sharing some of your positive experiences in your community with us? We’d love to hear what you have to say and help you promote your blog.
    Drop me a line if you’re interested in more info: adam@heylets.com
    Thanks for your time and keep up the good work!
    -Adam

  4. Hello, I’ve nominated you for a Booker Award–an award for literary and literature-centered blogs. I know many people don’t accept awards, but either way, I thought your blog was well worth the mention!
    If you want to accept your award, click this link for the rules.

    http://caitlinsternwrites.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/pretty-shiny-flattery/

    Keep reading!

    1. Thanks! I am flattered :) I’ll go check it out.

  5. So glad I found your blog. Thanks for following mine!

  6. Hey there! I’ve nominated your blog for the Inspiring Blogger Award. Click here for details. http://oflifeandlies.wordpress.com/inspiring-blogger-award/
    Thank You. :)

  7. Hi Liz. I am a new author checking upon SF bookstores when I came across your blog. My new book “Dogmeat; A Memoir of love and Neurosurgery in San Francisco”, is a true to life, tell-all story of neurosurgery at UCSF, and a love story with San Francisco, as it was in the 1980’s. It’s available on-line (Amazon, B&N). I am trying to get it into bookstores. Your blog is helpful. Thanks.

  8. Glad I found your blog, and thanks for the information on SF book stores – looking forward to browsing one or two of these locations this weekend if I can!

  9. Hey Liz

    I want to ask my girlfriend to marry me in a bookstore or Library. Do you have any suggestions for a location in the bay area? Obviously I think a big “utilitarian” bookstore would kind of be a bummer. I was thinking maybe UC Berkeley’s library or the Mechanics Institute in SF but would also be interested in a bookstore with a old, classic vibe. Thanks for your help!

  10. Liz, whilst researching Hardy family history I came across your account of your family in Thirsk. My husband Andrew Hardy is a descendant of Sydney Summerscales Hardy born 1883 the brother of Gilbert Lawrence Mountjoy Hardy born in 1882. They belonged to a family of 4 girls and 10 boys. I have just found that 6 of the boys all fought in WW1.I knew that there was a family connection in Thirsk. Andrew’s parents were born in Castleford but lived in York when they used to visit the Thirsk cousins. I was fascinated to read of the possible ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ link. Would love to hear from you!
    Patricia Hardy

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