Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

December 16, 2009 • No Comments

Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
My girlfriend and I are about to spend our first Christmas together, and already we’re having problems.  She insists on getting a real tree, not to mention garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and just…


December 15, 2009

Happy Hannukkah, Chanukah, and Hanukah!

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In honor of the fifth day of Chanukah today, it seemed appropriate to share an essay from How to Spell Chanukah . . . and Other Holiday Dilemmas. Edited by Emily Franklin, the book features…


December 14, 2009

Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books

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We’re pleased to turn today’s post over to our Senior Editor, Amy Gash. Read below as she talks about how she dreamed up the idea for What the Dormouse Said!
I love quotations. I collect…


December 11, 2009

Winter-inspired Book Booty Giveaway!

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To celebrate the cold weather and a seasonal excuse to curl up on the couch with a warm beverage and an engrossing novel for hours (and the upcoming big release of the paperback version of…


December 10, 2009

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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Welcome to the December edition of Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals. We had some great entries from readers this time around, and we hope more of you will be inspired to submit your own treasures (interpret…


December 10, 2009

Books for the Holiday Season

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One of my favorite parts of decorating the house for Christmas as a child was pulling out the stacks of Christmas books we kept with the ornaments. The tales of Clement C. Moore, The Grinch,…


December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

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Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift…
For Her

Going Away Shoes…


December 7, 2009

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

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Flash fiction is a difficult form to pull off, and many times stories in that form can feel more like scenes rather than turning points or moments of recognition. And speaking of difficult forms, stories…


December 4, 2009

Introducing the Algonquin Snuggie

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On a cold winter night, there really isn’t anything better than a fire roaring in the fireplace, a sleeved blanket (so your arms don’t get cold when you turn the pages), and a copy of…


December 3, 2009

Algonquin Loving from the AHS Book Awards Committee

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Scott Calhoun, who sits on the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award Committee, recently announced his top three picks for the 2010 prize — and two of them are published by yours truly! Says Calhoun, “This…