Chasing Shakespeare by Sarah Smith got nine out of ten thumbs down at BookTalk in Kearney last week. Our one thumb-up belonged to a new member of our group who had an advantage over the rest of us. She’d earned her college degree in English and really knew her Elizabethan poets. That helped with this particular novel.
Over the next hour, our conversation was so lively that when I got back to the desk after BookTalk, one of my coworkers said, “Wow, we could hear you talking and laughing all the way back here. Everybody must have loved that book!”
Lately I have been on a non-fiction kick. This is how I normally read, reading a fictional story and then something factual so I don’t get "burned out" on any one topic. I’ve picked up three fun biographies: The Day-Glo Brothers, Amelia Earhart: the Sky’s No Limit and The Lost Cyclist: the Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and his Mysterious Disappearance.
Chicago politics, past and present, or death by pancakes. Two very different female sleuths hot on the case, one is a hardboiled PI and the other one is very pregnant. Join us at the Antioch Branch on September 26 at 7:00 p.m. to discover the outcomes.
It's about that time again...the time of year when I start frantically trying to decide what to be for Halloween! Now, I am well aware that it's September. You naysayers may scoff, but I hand make my costume every year. I love sewing and being creative. I love the freedom that comes from being able to adjust details to my every whim. (I think this sleeve needs more ruffles! This hat should be red!)
The Top 3 ½ Reasons that my Hometown is Better than Yours
Let’s be honest folks, Top Ten lists are cliché. I mean, if you can’t support your point in at most 7 examples, then you weren’t really arguing from a point of strength to begin with. In that vein, I would like to suggest that there are 3 ½ quality reasons why my hometown, Rochester, NY, is better than yours.
1. All of Rochester, NY is water front property. Even if it’s not supposed to be.
It's been fun to go on vacation, to play in the ocean, sightsee, shop for international cheese, but now, Squeaker is home again and glad to get back to work. Storytime is his favorite time. The only thing better than reading books is to read books with your friends. We also have a craft time and watch funny movies with friends. Please join Squeaker for storytime every Thursday at 10 a.m. Bring the whole family, and bring your friends, too.
I recently discovered an interesting link on the mymcpl.org website. From the home page you can access Online Resources. In this section you can choose Web Resources where there is a Kansas City Area link.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another planet? With current technology and funding levels, the Moon is probably about as far as anyone is going in the near future. So instead, we're going to be letting robots do the exploring for us. But what about the much-ballyhooed new industry of space tourism?
Just 2 months ago, I became a Grandmother for the first time. Two new grandbabies were born just 3 days apart on both sides of the state. As I reveled in my new status as a “double whammy grammy” and drove back and forth across the state, I began to ponder what I could do to welcome them to this world. Ah yes, hug them, hold them, walk the room with them on my shoulder…. but those will be my memories. I wanted to give them something to help them know how excited we all were for them to hurry up and arrive!