Quarterly Bookthoughts: July-Sept 2019

This post is a long one, so I'll just jump right in: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald After finishing The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, I wanted to start this month with something light. Broken Wheel was a charming book with a happy ending. The reader warms up to the titular town … Continue reading Quarterly Bookthoughts: July-Sept 2019

Begin with unhappiness and end with tea: Pearls from The Woman in White

I recently finished The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins — a new favorite, without a doubt. It's an intriguing mid-1800s mystery with witty writing, compelling characters, and a multiple-narrator structure that really enhances the suspense. The 2018 BBC miniseries was fantastic, too. The benefits of watching an adaptation immediately after reading a book are … Continue reading Begin with unhappiness and end with tea: Pearls from The Woman in White

History of Quill and Bean, Part III: A Cozy Family

In a previous post, I wrote about the creation of my unicorn coffee cozy. Before opening my shop, I refined the design and chose three signature colors: the Amethyst Unicorn, the Rose Unicorn, and the Seafoam Unicorn. The original unicorn trio. The cozy family soon expanded to include mermaid tails, foxes, dogs, and Weasley-sweater-inspired monograms. … Continue reading History of Quill and Bean, Part III: A Cozy Family