Notes From the Shire

Gifts For Music Lovers


Everyone loves to jam out every now and then. As our lives have gotten more and more digital over the years, music streaming has become as normal as turning on the FM radio and rolling the windows down to annoy those around you. There's nothing better than finding a great new artist who speaks to you, or even going back to a band you grew up with and falling in love all over again.

An Alternative Take on Self Help Books

More than once I've been approached by a customer looking for a book for someone they know who is "going through a rough patch", or "really depressed". They usually ask for something to make them feel better, something to cheer them up, or something inspirational. I've even had a gruff customer who wanted "something to get them out of the house and to make something of their lives."

In some situations these may in fact be the correct books. But customers are usually surprised when I try to dissuade them from the bright-yellow-happy-inspiration-yay! book route.


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