Last Saturday in Syracuse, my boyfriend, his friend that we were visiting, my daughter and I went to a bookstore called Books and Memories LLC. I told my boyfriend’s friend that the bookstore was “overwhelming.” He said, “I told you it was a serious bookstore.” It has two levels, but I never got the chance to see the downstairs level because I spent the whole time checking out the upstairs. They sell used books, which was what I like because they were cheaper and it was the green way to go (buying recycled books!). It was a long hunt, but in the end I purchased the following: Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber by Adele Lang, Choke by Chuck Palahniuk, and The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. I also got two books for free, not because I purchased something but just because the store was giving them away: The Jack the Ripper Walking Tour Murder by Albert Borowitz and The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse compiled by Geoffrey Grigson. It took me two days to read The Stepford Wives while vacationing in Syracuse. It was that good (although it’s a short novel).
Published by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant has been writing poetry since nine years old, and writing newspaper articles since 16. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was an editor, writer and photographer for the campus newspaper. She also penned a college thesis that explored the impact of print journalism scandals on the media’s reputation. Teresa was a newspaper freelancer and an editorial assistant for publishing houses and newspapers before becoming a staff writer for a North Jersey newspaper, The Suburban Trends. For her work there, she won Second Place in the Interpretive Writing Category in the New Jersey Press Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. In 2006, Teresa published her debut book of poetry “How Fate's Confusion Connects" with Wheatmark Inc. She continues to publish poetry and appear at local poetry venues. In January 2012, Teresa launched her publishing imprint Heathermoors Books, through which she’ll release her own novels, starting with Warding Off Reality in 2012. When Teresa wants to wind down from writing, she reads (a lot!), goofs around with her 10-year-old daughter and executes mad roundhouse kicks in tae kwon do class. View all posts by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant