Book Review: Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist”

I've been in a creative funk lately. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes to mind or I have to forcefully pry my ideas to the surface. This current creative situation is what led me to pick up Austin Kleon's book, Steal Like an Artist. I've been following Kleon on Twitter for a... Continue Reading →


The Texas Book Festival and the Power of Readership

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Texas Book Festival in Austin. The two-day event was definitely worth the six and a half hour drive from Lubbock. From visiting rows of bookish booths to attending various author panels to listening to Dan Rather speak about his latest book, I thoroughly enjoyed myself... Continue Reading →

On the Importance of Books

What truly makes a book important? That's a question that warrants more than one answer as books mean so many different things to so many people. When asked, the practical might say that it's paper and binding and budgets that matter. They might even say it's the high revenue of sales and author celebrity status... Continue Reading →

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