My favorite author is Debbie Macomber. She is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and one of today’s most popular writers. More than 170 million copies of her books are in print worldwide. One of the reasons I like her is because she brings the characters in her books to life in ways that we can relate to them. Everything does not turn out exactly as we as readers want, and she can always keep you guessing. I don't like when I can figure out what's going to happen within the first chapter of a book.
Blog Offers Excerpts from Current and Backlisted Nonfiction Titles
Something about my Google searching and Facebook posting recently generated a suggestion that I check out DelanceyPlace.com, a blog dedicated to publishing nearly daily excerpts from current and backlisted nonfiction titles, most notably those dedicated to historical subjects.
Curious me, I checked it out and immediately discovered that it spoke to my inner history nerd. (But let me make it clear, I'm still a little creeped out by how well social media algorithms predicted that I would like it.)
There are certain rules that characters on television shows must remember. Never say “nothing can go wrong,” because the second that you do, disaster will strike. Never insist that you and your true love are about to have all of your dreams come true, because that is a surefire way to guarantee you both will end up miserable (or one of you will end up dead).
Discover Something New in the Juvenile and Youth Fiction Sections!
I’m taking a children’s literature class, and we have been reading a lot of books for 4th through the 8th grade. I have to read one hundred books total! At first, I thought I would never find time to read one hundred books for one class, but things seem to be flying by. I have discovered a lot of new titles and authors I might not have read otherwise.
March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day. If you’re throwing a party, or just want something to feast on while watching TV, chips and dip is a good way to go. Be it tortilla chips and salsa, or potato chips and ranch, or French onion dip, it’s all good. If you like fresh vegetables, or perhaps grow your own vegetables, why not try making a homemade salsa? Here are a few suggestions for books that can help you create your own dips:
As a kid growing up in the 1970s, I was sure that when I grew up, I’d have a personal robot servant. We do have household robots, but an autonomous vacuum cleaner that bears a striking resemblance to an overly large hockey puck wasn’t exactly what I was imagining. No, the films, TV shows, and books I loved described a humanoid-machine equipped with true artificial intelligence. The closest thing that exists to such a machine is Honda’s ASIMO.
The time is coming soon those who love to garden. Soon, the snow will melt away (hopefully), and you’ll start to prepare your garden for spring. Me, I love to garden, but I never know when to get started. I also have trouble deciding what I want to grow. Do I want tomatoes, fruit, lettuce, roses, potatoes…? It usually takes me about two weeks of arguing with myself before I finally decide what is going to be planted in the garden.
Do you have trouble choosing just the right book for your child to read? Pairing the right book with your child can be challenging, but we are here to help! Please join us at our North Oak Branch on March 18 or 19 to gain some tips and tricks to discovering good books that your grade-school child will devour. We will have informative displays to view as well as a staff member on hand to answer any questions you might have.
This is an open house style program, so come anytime from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ishmael Beah was a child soldier in Sierra Leone. He wrote about his experience in his memoir, A Long Way Gone. When I read this work, I was filled with sadness that life could contain the evils he experienced. Now Beah has written a novel.