Amazon’s $5 off $20 book deal

Amazon extended its Cyber Monday book promotion for nearly a week, and I have many books on my Amazon wishlist. So it should have been easy. But, I spent most of the week dithering, overwhelmed…

History vs. History Plays

How many people, I wonder, become interested in history through history plays, films, novels, or TV shows? My older son, who was an avid Hamilton fan years before the show came to town, credits his…

Upgrading editions

When I went to the San Diego Shakespeare Society’s open reading of King Lear at the Central Library last Sunday, I stopped, as usual, at the Friends of the Library book sale. Thanks to its…