Sharon explained, “My favorite author as an adult is Jane Austen. She understood people. It didn’t make any difference that I was reading her books 200 years after the time period they took place in. The world may change, but people don’t, and Jane Austen understood human interaction.” Ann offered, “I just finished Nick Arvin’s ‘Articles of War,’ which is fiction, but other than that I enjoy reading nonfiction books about genealogical research.”

Sharon explained, “My favorite author as an adult is Jane Austen. She understood people. It didn’t make any difference that I was reading her books 200 years after the time period they took place in. The world may change, but people don’t, and Jane Austen understood human interaction.” Ann offered, “I just finished Nick Arvin’s ‘Articles of War,’ which is fiction, but other than that I enjoy reading nonfiction books about genealogical research.”

These Parts/Lewie Faustino, 26, has an old Camaro and a thing about John Lennon. Mr. Black, 83, is a retired union man who once met Nelson Rockefeller. They're friends.

These Parts/Lewie Faustino, 26, has an old Camaro and a thing about John Lennon. Mr. Black, 83, is a retired union man who once met Nelson Rockefeller. They're friends.

If Alderperson Coleen Burrus could pick any fictional character to come to life, it would be Wonder Woman. But her favorite quote comes from Rob Reiner’s “When Harry Met Sally”: “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

If Alderperson Coleen Burrus could pick any fictional character to come to life, it would be Wonder Woman. But her favorite quote comes from Rob Reiner’s “When Harry Met Sally”: “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

"I just started reading the ‘Game of Thrones’ [by George R.R. Martin]. It’s very detailed, and I already know the spoilers from the show. I’m not sure I’ll finish."

"I just started reading the ‘Game of Thrones’ [by George R.R. Martin]. It’s very detailed, and I already know the spoilers from the show. I’m not sure I’ll finish."

This shot from last summer of graffiti at the Davis Metra is from an Evanston Newbie reader as part of my "Graffiti I Love" series. #EvanstonNewbie #Evanston #graffiti

This shot from last summer of graffiti at the Davis Metra is from an Evanston Newbie reader as part of my "Graffiti I Love" series. #EvanstonNewbie #Evanston #graffiti

Tamara Ireland Stone: My desk holds all these things that are important to me. The frame in the middle is a picture of my husband and me. Time Between Us readers might appreciate that we’re stealing a quick kiss on a park bench in Evanston, Illinois in 1995. :) The other side used to be a clock but it broke ages ago, so I covered it with my frequently used writing prompt, “What if?”

Tamara Ireland Stone: My desk holds all these things that are important to me. The frame in the middle is a picture of my husband and me. Time Between Us readers might appreciate that we’re stealing a quick kiss on a park bench in Evanston, Illinois in 1995. :) The other side used to be a clock but it broke ages ago, so I covered it with my frequently used writing prompt, “What if?”

The Daily Northwestern's 2014 Best of Evanston lists Evanston's favorite hot spots as determined by an annual reader poll.

The Daily Northwestern's 2014 Best of Evanston lists Evanston's favorite hot spots as determined by an annual reader poll.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “working with what you have” post, but I’ve gotten a few emails from readers who don’t have “official” foyers in their houses and are wondering how to deal with a front door that opens directly into the living space. Southern Living     Here are a few …

Working With: No Foyer

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “working with what you have” post, but I’ve gotten a few emails from readers who don’t have “official” foyers in their houses and are wondering how to deal with a front door that opens directly into the living space. Southern Living Here are a few …

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