Old Houses + New Books I have the distinctive trait of being passionately inspired by old stuff. Some people, like passengers in my car, might call it a fault as I swerve into a ditch for a glimpse of an old house peeking through the woods. Whether vice or virtue, my fascination with all things old\u2014buildings, trees, books, furniture, people\u2014is innate and beyond curing. If you\u2019ve read this far, you\u2019re just as guilty.\u00a0 According to top bloggers and the S.E.O. gurus, the most effective blogs solve readers\u2019 problems. So how can this blog keep you on the road and out of the ditch in front of every old house? The Talking Walls Blog aims to satisfy your want for inspiration and the need to explore old places and new books\u2014especially if you\u2019re stuck behind a desk in a cubicle or exhausted by the idea of yet another YA fantasy.\u00a0\u00a0 More importantly, I hope the Talking Walls Blog inspires other like-minded readers and explorers to share their favorite place-worthy books, experiences, and pictures. Let's build a team that champions historic and cultural preservation as a means of economic, community, and personal growth. In the meantime, check out Earth + Ether Press's inaugural release, The Finding, a Southern historical mystery set in Louisiana's Acadiana region, once described as "the only foreign country in the United States." And now, for those distracted by old houses peeking through the woods... The Eagle Hotel (circa 1826) on the banks of Bayou Courtableau in Washington, Louisiana. Earth + Ether Press's first release, The Finding, is along the Bayou Courtableau, where a sunken treasure spawns a mysterious legal battle.