Showing posts from July, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes

Why Calvin and Hobbes is Great Literature
Literary Hub

Not that I needed any convincing, but still a fun read!



NYT Book Suggestions

Nine New Books Recommended by the Editors of the New York Times Book Review
New York Times

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Bush by Jean Edward Smith

Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi

We are Not Such Things:  The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation by Justine van der Leun

Miss Jane by Brad Watson

Brazillionaires:  Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country by Alex Cuadros

The Games:  A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollack

The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel

See the link for a sentence or two about each book.

Man Booker Dozen

Man Booker Prize Announces 2016 Longlist
The Man Booker Prizes

"This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK."

Sump Memorial Library

A Whole New Chapter for Sump Library
Omaha World-Herald

Papillion did $500,000 worth of renovations to their library.

Ben H. Winters Interview

53rd Street Library





Beatrix Potter Illustrations

Unseen Beatrix Potter Illustrations Found in Stately Home
The Guardian

NYC Children's Books

Top 10 Children's Books Set in New York City
The Guardian  (U.S. edition)






Bess Streeter Aldrich

Why I Live in a Small Town
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal in 1933, Aldrich's words are just as true, and just as charming, today.

2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Announcing the Long List for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
The Center for Fiction

Twenty-five books made the list.  In addition to authors and titles, you can see the covers at the link.  Winner to be announced on December 6, 2016.

July Meeting Update

Change in plans for the July meeting, which moved from July 14 to July 28.

Date:  Thursday, July 28

Time:  5:30 p.m.-???

Location:  Contact Maria at for the location

Letters from Her Father

Selections Based on Movie Preferences

Like These Movies?  Here are 100+ Things You Might Also Like

Suggestions from NPR staff and critics about which (podcasts, short stories, books, etc.) someone who appreciates a particular movie might enjoy.  Worth a look!



Mystery & Thriller Recommendations

RIP, Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87
The New York Times

I had the fortune of hearing him speak watch at Lincoln's Holocaust/Shoah Remembrance Day.  Sad day.

Oxford English Dictionery