Bookish Frog – who lives at TCU Press – answers your questions about the Southwest. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll add your name to his pad-to-pad e-mail list.
Dear B-Frog: What is the best thing about books?
Books are portable. They provide the reader new information. They link the past with the present. They provide multiple prescriptions for living a more productive life.
To quote Groucho Marx: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
B-Frog, are you an honest-to-goodness frog, or are you some other sort of animal? – Just Curious
Funny…that’s the same thing I asked Mom. Technically, I am a horned lizard. What looks like horns on my skull is actually part of my cranium bone. This allows me to think a-head.
Hey, Froggie Dude: What can you tell me about the state’s biggest city, Houston?—South Coaster
If B-Frog told you all he knows, you’d grow purple with envy. One of our many titles is Literary Houston, which tells what many famous writers have said about Houston.
And, as you may know, it’s been home at one time or another to famous folks like Barbara Jordan, Walter Cronkite, and Willie Nelson.
We want to hear from you! Send your questions to email@example.com. To order books discussed in this column, ask your bookstore… or call 1-800-826-8911.
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The story of B-Frog:
Bookish Frog – who answers mostly to B-Frog – is the mascot of TCU Press. His handsome form appears on the spine of every book the Press releases.
Nobody knows how old B-Frog is. (A horned lizard doesn’t show its age.) He learned to read as a youth.
His real passion is books about Texas and the Southwest. He’ll share that information with readers, and he’ll offer writing and reading tips from the publishing house where he lives.