Not surprisingly, in my work as a librarian I spend a lot of time discussing books: what people are reading, how people select books and how they experience books. Reading is one of the few activities that has stood the .
One of the most well known American, female artists is Georgia O’Keeffe, known for her sensual flowers and Southwest imagery. However, she has never appreciated the female appellation before the word “artist” used to describe her. That women in .
“The Unfortunate Englishman” is a Cold War spy novel, and a good one. Most of the action takes place in the 1960s, but there are pertinent flashbacks to the late 1940s. The protagonist is Joe Wilderness, an apt nickname for .
For a number of years Paul Barkey has been producing Christian daily devotional books of fascinating historical narratives, artfully weaving facts together and tying them to Scripture and real-life spiritual applications for his readers. Now comes a new entry to .
This reality-based novel covers the years 1897 to 1919 and is based on the life of Charlotte Bill, the British nanny hired to care for the six children of the Duke and Duchess of York at Sandringham Estate. This is a fascinating .
Who can resist the temptation of a nicely seasoned meal and a beautiful presentation? If you’re like me, you wonder about the thought and planning that goes into the dining experience at a nice restaurant, and you speculate about .
For decades, the country has viewed Detroit as a punching bag of sorts, a once-great city that staggered through the decline of the auto industry and fell down for the count when it filed for bankruptcy in 2013. With more than $18 .
Alastair Reynolds, for those who have not heard of him, is a British hard science fiction author who has a PhD in astronomy and worked for 13 years for the European Space Agency. While working, he began writing a book that .
No other book series in recent memory has captured the world’s imagination quite like Harry Potter. The seven-book series by British author J.K. Rowling has sold millions and millions of copies and also spawned eight blockbuster movies. Readers .
This long-awaited sequel to the seven classic Harry Potter books is set mostly at Hogwarts a few decades after Book 7. In a sense it continues from the epilogue in the last book. Probably the two characters who have the .
As babies grow into toddlers and begin exploring the world around them, books play a very important role. Books offer an experience outside of their everyday world as well as access to vocabulary and concepts that will be important as .
It seems as if everyone is drawn to Tim Hawkins. Just go online to YouTube or Facebook and you’ll spot hundreds, even thousands, of hits from viewers who swear he’s the most world-renowned comedian. Oh, I apologize. That’.
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