As a wise friend, oh, let's call him David Bram, once told me, "just tell me if I should buy the book." Although I do believe in the value of lengthy reviews -- in fact, we offer many in the photo-eye Magazine -- there is something to be said for brevity. I have hoped for years to have a platform for the staff to make recommendations for the books that we like, or even love, and want to tell the world about it. We see and hold many books that most of our clientele do not have opportunity to view. For this reason, we are offering picks from some of our staff. We hope this will foster a relationship with the author and help you make selections based on common tastes. So far, our viewers have seen the selections by Antone Dolezal and Melanie McWhorter and as others from our staff are inspired by a book that has just arrived or one that has been around for years, we hope to make this known through our new blog.