I don't usually read mysteries, and as stated in a recent blog, I don't have a consuming passion for genealogy as some of the Blue Ridge staff members do. But I love moviess, so, the book on my nightstand is Quinlan's Character Stars, a fat and totally fun volume that briefly describes the careers of 1200 character actors. The book includes a photograph of each actor, a list of all the movies
What is an elderly, wealthy, childless, respected member of the 1st Presbyterian Church, proper southern lady suppose to do when her deceased husband’s illegitimate son and his mother show up on her doorstop? Why, take them in and make them part of her family, what else! Besides the shock, the small town gossip, and the unrelenting questions of her friends, makes Miss Julia Springer all the more determined to make this situation work and have the family she never had.
Gatherings with family can be difficult for people who have certain food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise for both children and adults. There has been a 50% increase in food allergies over the past decade in the United States. The most common allergies are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, soy, and wheat.
It is hard to believe this, but the holiday season is upon us. It feels as if just yesterday, I was getting home from a trip to Portland. Actually, the trip was in late March! Time truly does fly, and it goes faster and faster as we get older. I recall that when I was a kid, old people used to tell me that. It always used to make me laugh really hard...I'm not laughing so hard about it nowadays!
Over one hundred years ago, one of the most important historical events ever took place at Kitty Hawk, NC. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers flew and controlled the first motorized airplane. A number of good juvenile and adult books are available at the library so you can learn all about the Wright Brothers, their historical flight, and the other people involved at that time.
True Crime has never fascinated me, but I can’t put down Frank Hayde’s The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob. Normally, I’m a fiction reader. I love anything with a happy ending. But, I saw this book for sale at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art last week, and promptly put it on hold via blackberry. Having grown up in Kansas City, I usually take its history for granted.
As the holidays approach and the great shop-a-thon begins, my husband and I start to have that dreaded talk...what to give for Christmas. When it comes to the kids in our lives, I know that this is a dilemma that many of you go through too.