Earlier this week, I spent three days at Bethany Beach in Delaware. I’ve been going to this beach most summers since I was eleven, and it was so lovely to be back walking the board walk, playing in the waves, and (perhaps most of all) reading in the sunshine. The sunburn I got from spending too much time reading in the sunshine was not as lovely, but it was worth it. One of my favorite things about Bethany is that it has a fantastic independent book store. Whether you are going to Ocean City, Rehoboth, or Bethany Beach here are some bookstores to check out: Continue reading “Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 6: MidAtlantic Beaches”
Taking us on our next virtual stop on the blog’s literary road trip is one of my long time favorite bloggers L. Marie. I’m super excited she’s going to be breaking down the different bookish hot spots around Chicago, since one of my best friends lives in the city. Also, I can definitely echo L. Marie’s suggestions to hit up Gino’s East for deep dish and grab some Garrett’s Popcorn. So delicious! Here is L. Marie:
Hi. I’m L. Marie. My blog is El Space: The Blog of L. Marie. I was born in Chicago, which boasts such illustrious writers as Blue Balliett, Audrey Niffenegger, Sara Paretsky, Lorraine Hansberry, Samuel Park, Carol Brendler, Studs Terkel, Leon Forrest, Luis Alberto Urrea, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others. Some weren’t born in Chicago, but they made Chicago their home. The Chicagoland area is well-known for books. Check out the Printers Row Lit Festival, which happens in June (so you just missed it!).
There is so much to see and do in this area. But since this post is about books, let’s get to those! Continue reading “Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 5: The Chicagoland Area”