Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lagniappe

I recently learned about a fellow blogger who also writes about books and other things. His name, Bill Gates, is strangely familiar. Mr. Gates, according to an article in The New York Times, has always enjoyed reading – especially weighty … Continue reading

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Music Notes

The best score for a movie Oscar nominations have been announced, and three of the giants in movie music (John Williams, Ennio Morricone, and Thomas Newman) are vying with two relatively recent composers (Jóhann Jóhannsson and Carter Burwell) for the … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction: Spotlight on an Author

They say that the three most read books in the world are the Bible, the works of William Shakespeare, and the novels of Agatha Christie. If you’ve never heard of Christie’s two main creations, Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

During a recent holiday visit my granddaughter, Alden, was reading a book titled Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. by Jennifer Li Shotz. I read part of it with Alden and found it thoroughly interesting and well written. It was about … Continue reading

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Quiz of the Month – January 2016

You may have noticed that the Quiz of the Month is not actually a monthly feature. However, it’s back for January 2016. Below you will find a list of authors with clues after their names. Each answer is the title … Continue reading

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Three Notable Books

I want to start 2016 by talking about three related books that I think are worth reading. Two are fairly current while the third is 90 years old. All three books have a common theme: the struggle to penetrate the … Continue reading

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