A feel-good remix from Bob Ross on the joys of painting. I believe every day’s a good day – this will bring a lot of good to your heart! Thanks for the link Karen Perry!
Archive for July, 2012
Odds are very good that most book groups haven’t discovered this little gem from Veronica Chambers. Originally published under the title When Did You Stop Loving Me? in 2004, Chambers’ debut novel was reissued as Miss Black America in 2005. Set in late ’70s Brooklyn, the young narrator, Angela, is happy growing up with her […]
I just love reprints, especially books by British women authors in the early 20th century. So when PBS aired its “South Riding” mini-series, I was thrilled to discover the author Winifred Holtby. The series was popular on PBS and the Guardian chronicled how Holtby’s own mother tried to halt the publication of the novel. It […]
Oprah’s latest book pick joins a long list of “I took a trip or commited to doing something for a period of time and learned something about myself” memoirs. I have no clever sub-genre title for this, although I have heard it called, “How-nice-for-YOU-lit.” Fortunately, we don’t have to name the beast to feed it. […]
Cindy: Pair the subject of a secretive, powerful government figure with the skillful research, intriguing questions and suppositions of author and historian Marc Aronson and you are sure to have another book that will provide much to debate and discuss with high school students. Master of Deceit: J.Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies (Candlewick 2012) uncovers […]
I’m a summertime scrooge. The climate here in Williamsburg is brutal this time of year, all humidity, bugs, and thunderstorms, but the weather isn’t really my issue. What really gets me steamed is the annual campaign for “beach books” and “light summer reading.” With the high glare, sand and moisture, I’ve never thought of the […]
Olympic sports to family-friendly classics, teen favorites plus a Playboy short story – these 8 freebies have something for everyone. Enjoy but remember: these are limited time offers that may disappear at any time, so download now to build your audio library! Two short podcasts from Naxos Audiobooks: Olympic Memories Podcast (MP3) British broadcaster John Goodbody recalls […]