Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lagniappe

The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST.  The featured author will be Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).  He is a fiscal conservative, … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“. . . I don’t think of them as bad guys. I just think of them as, for the most part, normal people who get up in the morning and they wonder what they’re going to have for breakfast, and … Continue reading

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Music Notes

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City – better known as the Met – has been in existence since 1880, and is considered one of the finest opera companies in the world.  At one time the Met toured the United … Continue reading

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Did You Know . . . ?

During the summer of 1816 a number of people including Lord Byron, Lord Byron’s personal physician John Polidori, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his soon-to-be-wife Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin spent time at Lord Byron’s rented villa in Switzerland.  One night in June, … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month – November 2012

Many Broadway musicals have been based on well-known – and a few not well-known – literary works.  Can you guess the titles and authors of works used as the basis for the following Broadway musicals?  Here’s a quiz that will … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and the Bobbsey Twins all have the same father.  He is also the father of some lesser known kids including the Motor Boys, and the Outdoor Girls.  Their father is Edward L. Stratemeyer, … Continue reading

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