As you read this, I will be off in the wilds of the West, and while I’m there, I plan to do some fly-fishing for trout. Like many anglers, fly fishers love their gear: rods, reels, lines, leaders, vests, etc. But above all, they are obsessed with flies.
To be honest, I had never given much thought to banned books. It’s actually kind of embarrassing to admit, seeing as I was an English Literature major in college, am currently a library science student, and a librarian! We even participate in Banned Books Week (September 21-27, 2014) every year, but I had never really given much thought to why certain books are challenged.
Great Reads on the 100th Anniversary of The Great War
The fighting lasted nearly 52 months and left some 16 million soldiers and civilians dead, a casualty rate of a little more than 1,200 a day. Another 20 million were wounded.
World War I was horrific in scope and toll, an indelible historical event. But “the war to end all wars” played out four generations ago – triggered by a political assassination in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 – and USA TODAY posited in a recent headline and story that it is fading “into obscurity.”
Think back...no matter how old you are, do you remember the first movie you saw? I can't remember exactly, but I have it narrowed down to two films that could have been my first. It was either Bambi at the Big Chief Drive-In in Topeka, Kansas or Cinderella at the Fox Theatre across from White Lakes Mall - also in Topeka.
So, your family is ready for a new pet! The next big decisions you have to make is what kind of pet you want and the age of that animal. Some people just go to a shelter and pick the first animal they see, while others go in with a specific animal in mind. There are people who want puppies or kittens; there are others who want a fully grown pet.
Do you realize how many of your favorite TV shows started life as books? Shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Outlander all got their start on the printed page. This concept fascinates me. Why adapt a book into a relatively measly two-hour movie when you can really stretch your storytelling muscles in an ongoing series?
This is the time of year when ice cream is consumed the most. All of us love our ice cream, but do we know a lot about it? As you enjoy your favorite flavor, here are some fun facts about our favorite summertime treat.
Marvel movies have always fascinated me. Growing up, I never read all that many comic books. But into my teens, when Marvel Entertainment began to grow more and more popular, I really delved into it. I learned as much as I could about different characters and universes. One of my favorites just happened to be X-Men.