Ivanka’s Library Tweet Inspires Uproar

It's not often that the subject of the National Library Week inspires such social media uproar. But, take a look at what Ivanka Trump...

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3 Life Lessons… A Life Well-Lived

We all have lines and works of literature that have touched us (and stayed with us for years, if not for the rest of...

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Treasure Hunting in New Mexico

As a aficionado of legends and stories, you've probably dreamt about finding a lost or buried treasure. Haven't we all? At least I hope...
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Life Lessons from ‘Brave New World’ – #Banned

For most of us, it's not difficult to remember Brave New World -- when we first picked it up, read the first few lines, and...
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An end or beginning…

There's news that Tanith Lee has passed. Like so many, I've been browsing through the tributes, remembering the writer I thought I knew --...
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – 7 Reasons We Celebrate This Great American Master

Like me, you can probably point to early memories of reading and/or hearing the voices of a parent reading to you. For me, the...

Agatha Christie Mania – 10 Reasons She’s Famous

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular, bestselling novelists of all time--with some 4 billion copies sold. Famous for her plays, stories and...

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Why is Willa Cather important?

Like me, you may have first discovered Willa Cather through My Antonia. Perhaps, you learned to love her style and prose, the dark irony...
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Life Lessons from ‘The City’ – @DeanKoontz #Quotes

There's a certain magic that happens when we allow the power of words to wash over us, to rock us to the core--until we...
Escape to Ash Island

Dystopian ‘Escape to Ash Island’

Yes, you'll be drawn into the exploits of Cash in Escape to Ash Island, by J.H. Lucas. His journey features a burning house, abandonment...

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Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go To Sleep – A Fractured Fairy...

We'd never read a book about Maynard Moose before, nor had we yet discovered Willy Claflin (the author of this curious little children's book)....