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Roger Ebert, one of America's preeminent and popular film critics, has announced that he will reduce the amount of writing he takes on as he fights a new battle with cancer, calling it a "leave of presence." Writing on his site Tuesday night, Ebert said...
Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series. The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
One thing to know about our book club We are the Carillon Book Club of Plainfield. We've been a book club for 17 years, and our members are active seniors who enjoy stretching our minds and imaginations. Our meetings We meet once a month in our...
A good book is like good medicine. This is the message that comes to us from assorted British health professionals, and reiterated last week by the U.K.’s leading librarians. Why take a pill when you can pop open a metaphor? Why sit in line at...
Change of SubjectPart of an occasional series Commenter ID : Richard Monahan Gender: Male Age: In my fifties Occupation: Independent contractor. Very small business owner. With an eye toward eventual retirement a friend who is an artist and I started a greeting......
About our book club Our book club, Readers and Eaters, is 16 women brought together by our children who attended our local elementary school. We are all avid readers who also like to include treats based on the theme of the featured book. We meet in a...
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"Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. — Olayinka Hassan, Chicago "From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...
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Our book club started in 1999 with a group of friends who graduated from Loyola University in the '70s. We have grown over the years to include other friends, and we now number about 15. Our meetings begin with a dinner hosted by rotating members and...
Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential. But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved...
Let me say, upfront, that Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors. The American-turned-transplanted-Brit-turned-American again is without doubt one of the funniest human beings on the planet, and his every contact with the written word should be...
Bill Bryson is my personal standard as far as travel literature. He's appealing in his teddy bear look and sharp in his wit. His ability to describe things in detail makes me feel as if I'm right next to him, bellying up to the same bar. "A Walk in the...
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