Sunday, February 27, 2011
Every Saturday morning,I get the Sunday New York Times. Not the whole paper, just the special sections that are actually printed during the week, and are part of the large bundle affectionately known as The Times. The first thing I do when I get the Sunday Times sections on Saturday is peruse the Travel Section, read the Book Review ( I know, shocking), then I look at the cover of the magazine section. This has been my routine for the past few DECADES. I read the last page of the magazine, which is always a great story, then I turn to the front and read the following two columns, On Language, then The Ethicist. I browse the articles and then dig into the Sunday puzzle. It is a ritual. Well, this past Saturday, lo and behold, the writers of both The Ethicist AND On Language announced that this was to be their last columns. I am totally out of sorts. What will I do? I am a creature of habit, I love these columns. And why oh why, both ending on the same day! Poor planning New York Times,,, Poor planning. Maybe it was deliberate. Get the shock over with all at once and be done with it. I guess I will just have to adapt. I do like the column The Medium, so I guess I am not set totally adrift.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly is a book of historical fiction, taking place in the current era, in Brooklyn Heights NY and during the French Revolution in Paris. The author has intertwined two wonderful stories and created a fantastic read, a page turner, a romance, a mystery and an adventure. I learned a lot about the French Revolution, and it was certainly a fascinating time.Coincidentally, National Geographic ran a cover story about the catacombs of Paris, which is where most of the drama of this book takes place. Check out the interactive maps of the city underground. I recommend this book for all readers.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Everyone and anyone living who can type on a computer, join the book club's contest! Whether or not you are in book club, you can still enter this contest! Get an entry form from Mrs. Roberts, and your only job is this; WRITE AS MANY REVIEWS AS YOU CAN IN THE OPAC! From fiction to non-fiction, or historical to sci-fi, write reviews and rate the books of your choice. Winners will recieve either an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Elixer by Hilary Duff or an ADVANCE READER'S COPY of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. There are only 5 COPIES available of each book. I repeat, 5 COPIES ONLY!! So be sure to hurry up and write those reviews! Winners will be picked on March 1st, 2011. Books have been provided courtesy of Simon and Schuster. So hurry up Mister or Miss, don't delay, start today!