Weekend Edition: 11-29

Random Observations

Far more accurate than Black Friday: National Day of Greed.

I know this may be getting repetitious but The Big Picture is undoubtedly and consistently one of the best sites on the internet. This week: Mumbai, the Space Station and the Congo. Go. Appreciate. Be awed.

Bookish Linkage

The NYT 100 notable books […]

Booking Through Thanksgiving

So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?

My kids are home and there’s been a joyous uproar in the house this week (which also thrills the dogs). Everyone is healthy and happy. A roof over our heads and food on our table. Books. Hockey. The sun is shining and there […]

Midweek Music Moment: All Things Must Pass, George Harrison

Truly, I’m not on a Beatles kick. The fact three of the first four Midweek Music Moments have dealt with Beatles-related releases is a coincidence of dates. And a couple things justify this week’s selection. First, as far as I am concerned, All Things Must Pass, released on Nov. 27, 1970, is the best post-Beatles […]

Book Review: Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg

There’s plenty of things parents of teens hope never happen to their children. Drug or alcohol abuse. Serious injury or death in an accident. Terminal illness. One that’s probably small on the radar screen is having to suddenly commit your teen to a mental hospital.

That is exactly what Michael Greenberg faced when his 15-year-old […]

Musing Mondays: Book crazes

How do you feel about wide-spread reading phenomenons – Harry Potter, for instance, or the more current Twilight Saga? Are these books so widely read for a reason, or merely fads or crazes? Do you feel compelled to read – or NOT to read – these books because everyone else is?

I don’t generally […]