*** NOVEL: Rose Cottage AUTHOR: Mary Stewart YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1997 REVIEW: *** There are a great many books that depict English villages as full of sinister activity and populated by murderers, blackmailers, and nasty writers of poison pen letters. Miss Marple’s home of St. Mary Mead (described in various Agatha Christie novels) as William … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Rose Cottage
What’s particularly interesting about this mystery novel is the fact that it was written by an English professor at Columbia University, Carolyn Heilbrun.
An entertaining compendium by James Lipton (yes, that James Lipton).
Equal parts smart and ridiculous, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar is one of those books that does exactly what it sets out to do…illustrate philosophical concepts through humor.
Vinegar Girl is a book in Penguin Random House’s Hogarth Shakespeare project, in which well-known authors are being commissioned to retell Shakespeare’s stories for a modern audience.
Even before everyone knew his name (thanks to Hamilton), Lin-Manuel Miranda had a rather dedicated Twitter following.
How to Bake Pi is simply terrific–one of those unclassifiable books that’s incredibly smart and incredibly appealing.
*** BOOK: The Book of Imaginary Beings AUTHOR: Jorge Luis Borges, Translation by Andrew Hurley YEAR OF PUBLICATION: Originally 1957, but it’s complicated REVIEW: *** I have a habit of making impulse book purchases: sometimes at airports and train stations on my way somewhere, sometimes when I go to a bookstore for a gift for … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Book of Imaginary Beings
*** “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841). Carol Ward recommended that I speak with Victor Carinha of Journey Lab–she said that I’d really enjoy and appreciate his work. She generally knows what she … Continue reading Journey Lab – Our Q&A with Artistic Director Victor Carinha
Reading to children is, was, and always will be a good thing–it’s a great way to help them become readers: awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills.