Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘50 Licks’ documents half a century of classic rock band

    Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books have been published about The Rolling Stones. After more than 50 years recording and performing rock, blues and country music, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - each in their late 60s or early 70s - have

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘Lost & Found’ offers equal parts humor, emotion

    Seven-year-old Millie Bird has the certainty that belongs only to that age; it is an assured precociousness that some adults despair as stubbornness or dismiss as silliness, whereas others recognize the wisdom of the archetypal fool. In this internationally best-selling debut novel, “Lost and Found,”

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    The public library can help you tell a great story


    The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge from generations past, explore meaning, delve into our own psyches, and

  • Books | June 14, 2015

    ‘One Direction’ autobiography focuses on the group’s fans

    Singers and musicians come and go. Bands form, hit the charts and the road. Some are lucky and some are smart. Unfortunately, for many, much anticipated continued success is short-lived. And what about the fans? Isn’t it their hope that their favorites will live

  • Books | June 14, 2015

    ‘The Director’ brings intrigue, high-tech thrills

    David Ignatius is an outstanding columnist for the Washington Post, having covered the Middle East and the CIA more than 25 years. He’s also a good novelist, as his growing number of bestsellers suggests. In “The Director,” his trove of knowledge of the CIA and

  • Books | June 14, 2015

    Christmas-themed novel set in Topeka offers readers a refreshingly kind story

    This delightful short novel is set in Topeka in late December and written by longtime Washburn University English professor and writer-in-residence Thomas Averill. Averill is also author of the novels “Secrets of the Tsil Café,” “rode,” and “The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson,” as well

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    ‘America 1844’ follows threads through an important year

    What important events come to your mind that happened in our country in the year 1844? Unless you’re a professional historian, chances are that you probably don’t come up with much. However, in this book, writer John Bicknell argues that it was in fact

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    Latest adventure with ‘Hamish MacBeth’ still fun

    The MacBeth conjured up some yeas ago by M.C. Beaton might not rival Shakespeare’s character for great literature, But Beaton’s MacBeth has developed quite a following — in print and, for a time, as a television series on BBC. Hamish MacBeth is a

  • Books | June 06, 2015

    An abundance of magazines are available at the library


    Escape the ordinary this summer by entertaining your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library. A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your reading choices this summer.  Familiar favorites such as “Time,” “Good Housekeeping” and “Sports Illustrated”

  • Books | May 31, 2015

    ‘Women Heroes of World War I’ tracks hidden war service

    “My good lady, go home and sit still.” That is what the Director of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) told Dr. Elsie Inglis when she tried to volunteer for the Corps at the beginning of World War I. Not content with that answer, Inglis

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