It is the time of year for retrospectives. And rather than recap celebrity deaths (Prince, Bowie, Mariah Carey’s career), I thought I’d pick a handful of materials I’ve checked out from the library that gave me hours of enjoyment this past year of 2016. They were not all published in 2016, but 2016 was the … Continue reading Rollicking Reads from 2016
Many folks have heard of or seen True Blood, an HBO series that ran seven seasons and garnered both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Not me, never saw an episode. But the creator of the books behind the series, Charlaine Harris, spoke at a conference I went to last year, so I decided to read some of her titles. Although she's written SIX series including the one "True Blood" was based on, I picked her most recent series on which to cut my teeth (no vampire pun intended).
By Stuart Fans of Goodreads, fear not! Even though your web site has been acquired by Amazon, there are still many other sources for book recommendations on the internet that are free from the taint of merchandising. I’m thinking in particular of print book-reviewing publications that post some or all of their reviews online for … Continue reading Advice on Books