I Always Find Time to Read

I Always Find Time to Read

Right now I’m reading several books: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell, a biography of Patricia Highsmith, Punching In by Alex Frankel, and several books on writing for magazines. I […]

J.D. Salinger 1919-2010

J.D. Salinger 1919-2010

J. D. Salinger has died. The famously reclusive author of Catcher in the Rye and many short stories was 91. Salinger started publishing in The New Yorker at an early […]

E-Booking It

Does anyone reading this have an e-book reader? The above video shows a demonstration between the Barnes & Noble Nook, the Amazon Kindle, and the Sony Daily Edition. Of course, […]

Bloggers Unite for Haiti!

The above video shows why we must help Haiti as soon as possible. As of this time, there are still some survivors under the rubble. After the video is over, […]

I Have A Dream!

Today we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. For students of beautiful speeches and the true power of words, just listen to King’s famous “I Have […]

Multi-Booking

Multi-Booking

In Sara Nelson’s wonderful book So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading, she calls reading two books at the same time “double-booking”. This is nothing new […]

Book Review: Mockingbirds

Book Review: Mockingbirds

I have recently re-read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, while also reading the biography Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields. I hadn’t read the […]

Alphabet City

Alphabet City

I have always been obsessed with the alphabet. Even as a very young child of 3 or 4, I always wanted to go over the alphabet with my mother. I […]

Lunchtime Reading

Lunchtime Reading

The other day I was in the lunchroom at work. I took out my food from my lunch bag and then rummaged in the handbag for my ever-present Current Lunchtime […]

01022010-01022010

01022010-01022010

Happy Palindrome Day! A palindrome is anything that reads the same forwards and backwards. That last palindrome day was 10/02/2001. The next one will be on 11/02/2011. Before 2001 we […]

It’s So Amazing

It’s So Amazing

It’s so amazing that we live in a world where we can all share how we feel about different things. For instance, it’s so nice to know that there are […]