Friday, November 27, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    Carter’s ‘Call To Action’ puts spotlight on women, struggles

    Jimmy Carter, U.S. President from 1977-1981, has sometimes been called the most active and distinguished ex-President in history.  Since his retirement from the White House, Carter has founded The Carter Center, which works to improve the lives of people around the world. 

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    Library offers plenty of guides, books for keeping kids safe online


    Is the Internet safe for my children? This is the question most parents want answered. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers all want to keep their children safe wherever they are and whatever they are doing. That certainly includes online. But it’s a jungle out there.

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    ‘Wish’ pulls off intensity of magic

    You might be thinking to yourself: “If I’ve seen one fairy in fairyland, I’ve seen them all.” Of course, there are exceptions. And the proof lies in the enchanting and mysterious “Wish,”  the first in the Faerieground series by Beth Bracken and

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘Sitcom’ offers deep reflection and outlook on TV staple

    Sometimes it’s important to read about television. ‘Sitcom’  reviews the history of the situation comedy in 24 chapters, each focusing on a particular sitcom, in roughly chronological order from “I Love Lucy “ to modern shows like “Community.” Many of the chapters are fairly obvious

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ a beauty in language and in story


    Are you looking for a novel with exquisitely beautiful language? If so, I have the perfect story for you. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is a book that will dazzle you with its turn of phrase, with its amazingly precise imagery.

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    Bipolar disorder workbook educates

    It scares and confuses family members, friends and co-workers. Documentaries elaborate on the seriousness of it. Scientists and psychiatrists are fascinated and puzzled by it.  It is not the same as occasionally feeling down in the dumps or having one of those bad days.

  • Books | June 22, 2014

    ‘Truth About Style’ explains complexities of fashion

    In my pre-teen years at which time my identity was unknown, I dressed like a hippie. I loved Peter Max scarves, suede handbags with fringe, “Easy Rider” sets (minus Dennis Hopper’s motorcycle) and those long bell-bottoms. Everything was cool until one evening when my

  • Books | June 22, 2014

    Stuck on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ wait-list? Check out these titles


    With the acclaim of both the book and the resultant movie, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Gree is the hot book to read this summer for teens and adults alike. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, there is a waiting list to check out

  • Books | June 21, 2014

    Debut novel demands a tissue

    “The Light Between Oceans” which takes place in the years following World War I, is a tear-jerker, but a good one. The novel is a story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, who live on Janus Rock, an island off the southwest coast of

  • Books | June 21, 2014

    ‘Ozarks’ rich in Missouri, social history

    The Ozarks form a rugged, mountainous area in southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas-an area which has an interesting character and history of its own that is not well known. Lynn Morrow selected 14 articles, taken from the “Missouri Historical Review” of 1973-2006. They cover the period

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