The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Are your local Barnes and Nobles bookstores either closing or overrun with computer-fixated patrons? Are you a little too dependent upon your Amazon wish list? We might have the perfect https://www.thefamilysavvy.com/2014/01/the-last-bookstore/ to modern book malaise:  a cavernous and strangely beautiful …

1.18.14

Remembering Mandela

Nelson.inddThe media has been saturated with accounts of Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life since his death last week at the age of 95. Much of it is worth reading — notably Nadine Gordimer and Philip Gourevitch in The New Yorker.

The …

12.12.13

What To Read Right Now: May and Beyond

 

Laura Cornell

In the last few months, new titles have felt a bit slim-pickings, so I went back and read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, which never disappoints. I recently convinced my book club to read Cannery Row, which …

4.30.13

Grandparent Tip — Stay Up to Date with Grandparents Link

We know from our recent TFS survey that we have more than a few savvy grandparents as readers — maybe because they have learned that one of the secrets of gaining successful access to the grand kids is having fun …

4.30.13

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed UP Files...

One of my favorite authors died over the weekend, E.L. Konigsburg. She was 83 years old. The news gave me pause – caught my breath up, actually. And, when I saw a FB from a writer friend who admitted that …

4.23.13

What to Read Right Now: March 2013

girlreading With ski week and spring break ahead, we’re starting to stack up some books for vacation. Here’s what we think looks great.

It’s all over the headlines and hasn’t even been released to the public, but Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean

3.3.13

What to Read Right Now: Recommendations for February 2013

Here’s a round up of books we’re enjoying right now that span the globe in topic — from parenting to politics to pure pleasure. KOTCreadingSonya Sotomayer’s autobiography My Beloved World chronicles her path from an underprivileged child suffering from Juvenile …

2.7.13

12-12-12: Coping Strategies for Facing the End of the World (Oops — I mean, the Year!)

There are a bunch of crazies out there who think the world is going to end on December 21st… because the Mayan calendar is ending on that date after 5,000 odd years. There are celebrations galore planned in Mexico — …

12.12.12

Island of the Blue Dolphins – ReMix

 

A fascinating article in the LA Times about researcher’s discovery of the real-life cave that belonged to the Native American girl who sparked Scott O’Dell’s popular novel, “Island of the Blue Dolphins.”…

11.8.12