Monday, Jun 9, 2014

May was National Photo Month, so I picked up a few books light on words but chock-full of story. Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics is like a pictorial version of a couple of my favorites, John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley and William Least Heat Moon’s

A boy standing on a world shaped like a baseball, between American and Japan

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Aaron Meshon
Rated by
Hilary S.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

My daughters and I found this book especially fun to read. We all enjoy baseball, but we also love to learn about Japan (we have family there). My girls love learning words in Japanese, besides the fun comparisons on each page of differences between Japan and America. The art is funky and and exciting. - See more at:

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011

When the recent British royal wedding occupied the air waves, everybody seemed interested in “everything British” once again. There was a great deal of excitement over how a Prince fell in love with and married a Commoner, and America once again became fascinated with English royalty.

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010

After reading many news stories through the years about Ted Kennedy and his family, I looked forward to the release of his memoir. In the media, Ted Kennedy was often portrayed as a stereotypical, hard-drinking, womanizing politician. His father was portrayed as a philanderer, a power-hungry man who pushed his sons into politics and who was willing to play dirty in business and politics. True Compass provides insight into the man who maintained a fair degree of privacy while living in the public eye.

Friday, Oct 8, 2010

I have added a new name to my list of heroes - Daniel Ellsberg. As a child, I remember hearing his name and knew that he was in some way connected with the Vietnam War and what was referred to as the Pentagon Papers. The Most Dangerous Man in America, (on DVD) tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg and the pivotal role he played in American history.