Cover art of Meet you in Hell by Les Standiford

Carnegie and Frick a Bitter Partnership

Sun., Apr. 14
It was probably about 10 years ago when I was browsing the shelf looking for something interesting to read when the book title Meet You in Hell grabbed my attention. I have always been interested in history, especially local history, so after reading the description I knew this was a book I wanted to read. The book details the relationship between Henry Clay Frick , Andrew…
Cover art of the Firm by John Grisham

Reading Grisham

Sat., Feb. 2
Recently I read my first John Grisham. It was his latest book The Reckoning (DB92511) , which would rank as one of the top books I read last year. I thought the book was so good that I decided that one of my goals this year would be to read as many John Grisham books that I could. I decided to start with the The…

New Year Resolution

Fri., Dec. 14
It is that time of year again to reflect on how well I did with the past year resolution and start to plan new ones for the upcoming year. This year one of my resolutions was to read War and Peace and I am sad to say I only made it to page 800. I have already decided that part of my 2019 resolution will…

The Witch

Thu., Nov. 1
I am not a fan of horror movies. I tend to watch half of the movie with my eyes closed and I fly about two feet out of my chair at any little jump-scare trick on the screen. In the spirit of Halloween, every October I attempt to watch one horror film. This year it was the The Witch directed by Dave Eggers. I had…

The 7 Deadly Sins

Mon., Oct. 1
When I heard that CLP latest After Hours event was going to be about the seven deadly sins, I thought that would be a great idea for a blog post. I decided it would be interesting to make a list of books somehow that correspond to one of each of the deadly sins. I included non-fiction books where someone at some point exhibited one of…

Need a Book Suggestion?

Thu., Aug. 30
One of the main parts of my job as a Reader Advisor is finding great books to recommend to our patrons based on their reading interest. Whenever you call into the Library for the Blind and the Physically Handicapped the person answering the phone will be a Reader Advisor and we are here to help you find a great read. If you are ever not…

Join Us for Talking Book Club

Sun., Jul. 29
As a Reader Adviser for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped I get to participate in a number of great programs. One of my favorites, and one that I get to take part in, is a bi-monthly Talking Book Club. Talking Book Club meets the third Saturday every other month at the Downtown and Business library from 10:30-11:30. Being a part of the…

Playing Dectective

Sat., Jun. 30
Recently I started back watching the BBC series Sherlock. I had seen the first two seasons and then just never had time to devote to the series. Coincidentally, my interest in the series was rekindled around the same time I found myself reading more mysteries. While watching the show and reading these books, I realized how much fun it is to play detective but how…

Shakespeare Retold

Sun., May. 27
This past month I saw my first live performance of a work by William Shakespeare when I attended the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Hamlet. Prior to seeing the production I never realized how many famous lines come from Hamlet. I knew “Something rotten in the State of Denmark” and “To be or not to be” were from the play but was unaware such famous…

My Favorite Time of the Year

Sun., Apr. 29
Springtime in Pittsburgh is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year.  This is for two reasons: playoff hockey and the start of baseball. Some of my favorite memories from my youth involve being at the ballpark or the ice rink. I was at the Civic Arena the night Mario Lemieux scored his 600th goal and the night he came out of retirement…