While it might be a bit late for a “last year recap” (it is already spring by the calendar, even if the snow last week belied that), I thought I might as well do one for those folks hoping to get some recommendations for good reading. I did find some “gems” out of the 94 … Continue reading Rollicking Reads of 2017
Gratuitous cat picture. This blog post has nothing to do with cats There are many worlds held in the stacks of our libraries--some funny, some sad, some colorful and rich. Stories that are taken from real life and those that are wonderful imaginations of the Authors. Any interest one has can be found and explored, … Continue reading Success in the New Year
Several months ago I wrote about movies that I had re-watched again and again; specifically, movies I had seen at least 5 times. I talked about why I’d ended up watching those films as much as I had, and about the movies themselves. I actually got a fairly big response to that blog posting – apparently lots … Continue reading Repeat Readings
I was crazy about outer space as a kid. I had astronaut pajamas, and I remember as a 5-year old jumping into bed to go to sleep and doing a countdown (5…4…3…2…1 – Blastoff!) before closing my eyes and pretending my bed was a rocket. I also had the book “You will go to the … Continue reading Have space suit – will travel
Celebrity, crime and bad behavior seem to run in the same circles, especially with the media watching and the 24/7 news cycle. Anyone who remembers the O. J. Simpson trial of twenty years ago can testify as to the impact of the media, fueled by the internet, on celebrity, and for that matter, on justice. … Continue reading Celebrity, Crime, and Bad Behavior Revised
Genre fiction is probably the most popular of what circulates at a public library. Mysteries, romance, science fiction, fantasy, etc. always have devoted readerships. Many authors are known for the kind of genre they (mostly) write in – the late Louis L’Amour, although he wrote in a few other genres, will be remembered (and still read) … Continue reading A man for all genres?
It was last summer that I blogged about genre bingo, and it has taken me that long to finally get bingo myself. Believe me, I have been reading up a storm since then. I just haven't been reading the right books, I guess. One thing I pledged to do, and obviously kept to, was to … Continue reading I Did It! Bingo!
This, I believe, is the 50th blog in this series, so I thought I would review, to the best of my memory, some of books I have read over my lifetime. I have always had books at home. Being I was a history major in undergraduate and graduate school (not counting MSLS degree) and history … Continue reading BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS
Ah, that rare moment when it happens. You start reading a book, and at some point (usually early on) you realize that it isn't a book at all, but a BOOK. A revelation. A work of art. This doesn't happen often, and many times it is by chance. It is wonderful to be surprised in such … Continue reading Random Book Day 2015: You’ll Know It When You Read It
Once upon a time I mostly read books from one literary genre: fantasy. As the years have gone by I have found that I read a much wider range of things. In fact, I voted for several genres in last weeks poll. I don't have a master plan here. I read whatever I come across … Continue reading Genre Bingo!