(Photo by Elke Wetzig courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) It was with great sadness that I read that Frank Mccourt, author of Angela’s Ashes, died. When […]
The book that is you
We need books! We need stories and voices that say the same things that we hear in our heads; we need to know there are […]
Job and Employment Websites
Is the job hunt getting you down? Are you tired of the same old ads on the same old websites? Well, here are some new […]
Howl’s Moving Castle
The buzz of Harry Potter is so huge, at least in my head, that I haven’t been able to put the books down. I reread […]
First Time Novelists — 2008
The following list represents just a small number of the many talented first time novelists who had their books published in 2008. Why read a […]
Book List: Go, Dogs, Go!
Below are fiction and non-fiction books with dog characters, training and care information, or other information about dogs. All of them are available through the libraries of the […]
A True Must-Read: “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin
This book has had great recommendations and widespread publicity. Nonetheless, some may imagine that it is political, religious, dull, or predictable. It is none of […]
Eminently Unfair — Eminent Domain in CT.
Quiet and unassuming Susette Kelo believed in the American dream of home ownership. When her dream was achieved and she had restored her New London, CT. little […]
Tributes to the Jane Austen Sensibility
Jane Austen has been very popular for the past few years — the books have been made more so by the fact that there have been several movie adaptations of her titles and they have been enormously popular. One of the ways that authors show their admiration (and practice their writing skills) is by continuing the lives of her characters in their own books, thus allowing all of us to continue in the world that Austen created.