We love to read–individually and together. We are always looking for recommendations, so we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Amanda is the mother of Brianna, born January 29, 2007. She is also a bookseller and freelance writer, editor, and translator. She received her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon in December 2006. She is the proprietor of The Book Nest, a stall in the Indulge antique mall in Springfield, Oregon. The Book Nest features an excellent selection of used books in good condition, as well as new books by local authors. For more information, click here : http://www.facebook.com/TheBookNest.

Brian (the father of Brianna) is a computer instructor at Lane Community College. He also has a master’s in linguistics from the University of Oregon. You can read more about his linguistics pursuits here: http://birdswords.wordpress.com.


4 responses to “About

  1. Renee Sanford


    This is wonderful! I never have the time to read as much as I would like, so I don’t want to waste any time on “trying out” books. I like to read a book that someone else has recommended. I will love reading your blog!

  2. Flora Roberts

    Hello! I would love to read more of “Stories from the Land of Springs”. In fact, ideally I would love to assign it for my class on Central Asian history. Is the translation completed? Has it been published? Please let me know more about this. Congratulations on all that you do – we need more English translations of Central Asian literature!

  3. Amanda,
    I also love your blog as well as the Book Nest and your Thursday luncheons.
    Jeannie St. John Taylor

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