Category Archives: Books

New York Times’ “By The Book” with Patton Oswalt

Last week, actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt was interviewed for the New York Times’ “By The Book” Sunday feature. I always love reading these because I usually come away from them with a new perspective on a book I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy 171st Anniversary To “A Christmas Carol”

It was on this day in 1843 that Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol”, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, whom Dickens described as “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner. Hard and sharp as flint, from which no … Continue reading

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Happy Publishing Anniversary, “On The Road”

From The Writer’s Almanac: Jack Kerouac’s beat classic “On the Road” was published on this date in 1957. It’s the mostly-true story of a cross-country hitchhiking trip Kerouac and his friend Neal Cassady took in the late 1940s. Legend — … Continue reading

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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014

If there is anywhere in the world I’d love to be during the next 16 days, it would be the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014 in Scotland. When we were in Scotland in 2006, we visited Edinburgh twice while there; … Continue reading

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What Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Is Reading

I’ve been following the career of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson since his first appearance as a professional wrestler in the WWE back in 1996. Over the past 18 years he has evolved from neophyte wrestler to WWE Champion to movie … Continue reading

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