Eulogy to Lois Wheeler, a dear friend

April 15, 2017 § 2 Comments

I just learned from my parents that a very dear friend passed away a few months ago, Lois Wheeler. I’ve mentioned her name a few times here at the Imagery as she was herself an avid lover of books and greatly relished the opportunity to visit and go over my acquisitions with me. She sold me the copy of Beowulf I still own, as well as several other Heritage Press titles, from her time as the owner of Page One Used Books, which I used to volunteer at (and get paid in books). She also gave me books after she closed her store, far too many for me to list out here. She was a lovely individual, someone who was an absolute pleasure to be around and an infectious book enthusiast who helped me gain my own deeper passion for the medium, leading to this blog and my collection.

She was 88 and passed away from breast cancer. I haven’t seen her since I moved, and now I never will. She was an amazing woman and I will miss her greatly. Rest in peace Lois.

Update and Hiatus Announcement

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Update and Hiatus Announcement

Hello faithful readers!

It has been awfully quiet over here lately, and I apologize for that. As you may have surmised by the posts I made late last year, my life has been rather…interesting. I mentioned separating from my wife, which is now beginning its progression towards an amicable divorce. Since I last posted I’ve had another component of my life drastically change — I was laid off from my job due to the elimination of my position. So I’ve been applying elsewhere in the meantime.

While I have a surprising amount of spare time now, I’ve not felt a lot of gumption towards writing here, which I think is a bit understandable given the circumstances. I am sure that in time I will get myself into a comfortable space to once again discuss these books, but right now is not that time. For now the blog will not see any updates for the foreseeable future.

I appreciate your readership very much, and thank you for visiting the site and hope that you get enjoyment of the preexisting content. I will announce the blog’s return when I am ready for it to relaunch. :)

~ JF

An Executive Decision

March 20, 2016 § 1 Comment

Hey everyone,

Blog’s been quiet again. I apologize for that, but I haven’t felt like putting in a lot of work lately, and I think I may have pinpointed why. You see, I think at this point in my life I am just not that interested in putting in the time for books I don’t own. I have no personal investment beyond obligation to this site, and I don’t think that’s the best approach towards producing content for the blog. So, I’m making a personal choice to no longer post up books I don’t own at that moment in time. Which does strip away the entirety of the “Coming Soon!” banner I had (I just changed it to reflect this change). But I’ve been thinking of the posts I put up on the Great French Romances over the break and how essentially barebones they were…because I don’t own complete copies where I can get information for them! And that’s not doing anyone any favors beyond visuals and the barest of details. I think this blog can be better than that. I’m not going to delete any of the posts that lack a Sandglass or anything like that; they’ve already been done, and I can update them later if I choose. But I’m not going to spend any more time compiling incomplete posts. I hope that you understand this editorial choice and look forward to our next post on our first LEC Shakespeare, Henry the IV Part I, in the near future.

The Year in Review: 2015

December 31, 2015 Comments Off on The Year in Review: 2015

Hello everyone,

Sherlock Holmes took a little longer than anticipated to prepare, so it won’t be going up until tomorrow, I’m afraid. In the meantime, for those curious about how the blog performed this year, WordPress has supplied me with its annual report, and you can peruse it at your leisure here.

Happy New Year, readers!

The George Macy Imagery’s 2014 in review

December 30, 2014 Comments Off on The George Macy Imagery’s 2014 in review

WordPress has supplied me with their 2014 annual report for this blog. For those curious about what was popular here, feel free to check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The George Macy Imagery: 2013 in review

December 31, 2013 § 2 Comments

For those curious about what was popular here, WordPress has compiled my “best of 2013” report below!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

George Macy Imagery – 2012 in review

December 30, 2012 Comments Off on George Macy Imagery – 2012 in review

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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