FAIRLY CRAFTY I Love Friday...and Guest Book Ideas!
It seems that no matter how non-traditional a wedding celebration claims to be, the guest book remains a solid tradition. However, it has grown to be much more than the standard sign-your-name-on-the-... Posted on 7/20/12 at 8:15 AM
IN THE BLACK Saving on Books
One of my goals for the next month is to post each day of July about a List of 10 dealing with a personal finance or money saving idea topic.
Following are 10 ideas to save money on books.
1)Check t... Posted on 7/6/12 at 8:01 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND A Good Read: The Survivors Club
On my travels over the past few weeks, I listened to The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood. My huz laughs at me because I am into books that have shocking tidbits of information in them. In the same ve... Posted on 4/13/12 at 6:00 AM
THE NEW FORTY Here I am to save the day!!
Okay, so I am still in the process of pulling back together the lower level from its many scattered locations around the house. Tonight I re-situated all the emergency management books that were sitti... Posted on 2/10/11 at 8:31 PM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I’m concerned about all the tweeting and blogging and electronic means of communication that goes on these days.
It’s dangerous because everyone seems to be doing it while driving high-powered automobiles, but that’s not my worry.
“Pippi Longstocking,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and “Because of Winn Dixie” are the latest reads for a local book club started by a group of Greenwood Elementary School third graders -- Emily Odegard, Lily Mason, Emma Creen, Chloe Grenzow, Lily Schartau, and Olivia Usgaard.
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled “headin’ to the cabin.” Cabin-goers to Wisconsin’s north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region’s day hiking trails in the new book.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
AAUW member Helen Stoltz-Wood will discuss the “how to” of her family history book “From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family-Two Ships 1641-2011” on Tuesday, April 9, at the River Falls Public Library at 7:30 p.m. at the River Falls Branch of AAUW’s monthly meeting.
The Leadership River Falls class of 2013 will be placing six Little Free Libraries throughout the River Falls community. The class is currently looking for local stewards who are interested in adopting a library.
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