Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mark Twain liked Big Books, he did not lie

"I like thin books because it will steady a table, a leather volume because it will stop a razor, and a heavy book because it can be thrown at a cat"
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thomas Jefferson the Book Lover

"I cannot live without books."

- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams(June 10, 1815)


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to admit I'm a little late to the Harry Potter bandwagon. Not usually a fan of this genre I have been since drawn in. Much of my reluctance has been perhaps my thinking that this is somewhat immature fantasy writing. What I've learned though is that this well written storytelling. This, along with the first book, started slow for me but bit by bit the storyline draws you in and soon I have a difficult time putting book down. I've also learned that these stories transcend age groups without being overtly filtered toward one demographic group. It's entertaining for all. I look forward to reading the next one. Best of all I can now enjoy the movie as I've waited to read book first.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Story of June Carter/Cash & Johnny Cash. By Sarah Vowell