As you can tell from the title of this blog, I like books. OK. That’s an understatement. I’m crazy about books, especially older ones. Books, words and ideas excite me, and I want to share that excitement with others. Hopefully I can do that through this blog.

As for me, I’m a 50-something guy who still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. If he grows up. My wife and I own and run our own small business here in central Arizona. God blesses us continually.


7 responses to “About

  1. Ray Silverman

    June 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

    The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that YOU should write a preface for our new book about Johnny Appleseed. Please call or email me for details.

    Ray Silverman, PhD
    Associate Professor of Religion, English and Moral Philosophy
    Bryn Athyn College

    • Rob

      June 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      You just vapor-locked my brain. I will contact you via email to get more information. “Thanks” is an understatement here!

  2. campionist

    March 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for the visit, follow and the comment! 🙂 I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

    Happy reading.

  3. gpcox

    May 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Adulthood is overrated, so don’t bother growing up. I have a some old books. I was wondering if you could help me. I have a volume of “Ambulance No. 10” which is not only signed by him, but has a note written on the inside page to “my good friends the Carl Bantlay’s.” dated May 3rd 1949. Plus, in the back is a plea for donations and volunteers wanted foldout with a note from the author saying “over two million dollars in World War I – considerable more in WWII.” Do you have any idea how I go about getting this book assessed? The on-line book ratings don’t account for letters, etc.

    • Rob

      May 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Amen to that, my friend! As to your old book, I would recommend finding a local, independent book shop that deals in collectible books. They usually have access to certain websites and other resources. It can take some digging and some time. I have a signed, first edition of “The Art of Seeing” by Aldous Huxley that I still have no idea of what the value is. Keep trying, though. It sounds like a wonderful book. I love things from that period!

      Thank for stopping by and sampling my posts. Happy Memorial Day.

      • gpcox

        May 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

        There doesn’t seem to be any in So. Fla., according to their association.

  4. Rob

    May 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Have you tried the Yellow Pages? Even an independent bookseller may be of some help.

    I have a cousin who lives in Florida. I had a great uncle who lived in Jacksonville many years ago. Someday I hope to visit. Don’t know if I could handle the humidity, though!


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