Booking Through Thursday: Symbolism — or not

My husband is not an avid reader, and he used to get very frustrated in college when teachers would insist discussing symbolism in a literary work when there didn’t seem to him to be any. He felt that writers often just wrote the story for the story’s sake and other people read symbolism into […]

Midweek Music Moment: Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones

It borders on heresy, I know. But I’m not a huge Rolling Stones fan. Probably because of the band’s more blusey sound and roots, I never became wholly enthralled with it. Still, Sticky Fingers, released 38 years ago this week, was the second of four consecutive studio albums that are my favorites in the Stones […]

Professional bloggers overtaking professional bartenders

In what may be a commentary on the modern world, the state of the economy or both, a Wall Street Journal columnist believes more people make their living blogging than fighting fires.

Based on a review of a variety of sources, Mark Penn concluded that of more than 20 million bloggers, 1.7 million are “profiting […]

Musing Mondays: Early favorites

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite?

I haven’t done a lot of book memes lately because they either were on things I’d previously written about or just […]

Weekend Edition: 4-18

Bulletin Board

My former RCJ compatriot Michael Sanborn is bringing his myriad talents to the blogosphere. Go visit The Decorum Forum, which has also been added to the blog roll.

Can’t beat this — books and music. A bookfair at the local B&N on April 26 will help raise money for the Sioux Falls Jazz […]