The Birds, oh, the Birds!

My favorite cozy horror movie is The Birds. Not too much gore and blood, just enough. It’s even more of a terror after learning that Alfred Hitchcock demanded that they re-shoot the scene where Tippi Hedren gets attacked by the birds, over and over again, to exact revenge on her because she didn’t play into…

Book Collection Update: Four Rambling Men and a Lady

My bibliomania is on high when a book fair is nearing and I usually do some “warm up”  trips to local bookstores to get in the mood for the great hunt. The results from my favorite used books stores here in San Francisco–Green Apple Books, SF Public Library’s Reader’s Book Store at Fort Mason and…

Antiquarian Book Fairs and Collecting

I’m a book person. I am surrounded by books and book related businesses. This has led me to become a casual collector of antiquarian books. Casual meaning I am not seeking to aquire every book in my chosen subjects. I buy a book when I come across one that I want and can afford.  So…