Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lagniappe

Black History Month is coming to a close, but here is a list of 20 female writers from the Harlem Renaissance whose works you can explore throughout the year. _ _ _ Looking for some unique bookmarks?  Here are 24 … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

The New Yorker magazine which celebrates its 90th birthday this year is, to my way of thinking, an American treasure.  Throughout its existence it has nurtured many young, emerging authors and tapped the resources of even more seasoned writers.  An … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month – February 2015

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015.  Many motion pictures based on literary works have won Academy Awards and many more have been nominated but have lost.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, … Continue reading

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When Books Went to War

Being a bibliophile is fun.  Just when you think you’ve heard everything that’s interesting and unique in the world of books you run across something that has never been deeply explored before.  Such is the case with When Books Went … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.” – Author Unknown “Writing is easy.  All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” – Gene … Continue reading

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What to Read and How to Read It – Part 1

So far I’ve only completed two books this year.  The first was The Plague by Albert Camus, and the second was Longitude by Dava Sobel.  Some people would say that those books are awfully heavy reading.  I disagree. When you … Continue reading

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