I found it fascinating to learn while watching a documentary that discussed the trends of television programming in the 1970s that a surge of shows found success in covering themes … Continued
Everything Counts: Short Books for Summer Reading
As a group, the Eleventh Stack bloggers set a goal of reading 170 books for Summer Reading 2016. We started off full-steam ahead in early June, but family, friends, work and … Continued
“There’s a Place Off Ocean Avenue …”
Yellowcard is an American pop punk rock band that has been making music in some form since 1997. On September 30, 2016, the band will release their self-titled final album and will officially retire.
My Introduction to Lindy West
Before reading Lindy West’s new book, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, I had never heard of her. I kept seeing this book on Amazon as a book that was soon to be released. After reading the description, I was interested.
A Summertime Early Learning Bucket List for Baby
Planning summer activities? Write a Summer Early Learning Bucket List. Read, talk, sing, play and write while enjoying warm weather and lots of sunshine.
Life Doesn’t Come in Chapters: TBI, Guilt, and Gratitude
Abigail Thomas’s books are glimpses of a well-lived life, each one containing scenes of wise, vivid prose that replicate the inconsistency of memory: “Life doesn’t arrange itself conveniently into chapters, … Continued
Something to Crow About
Clocking in at a mere 114 pages and titled with a clever twist on an Emily Dickinson lyric, Mark Porter’s Grief is the Thing With Feathers is a stunning summer read. You can read it as a long poem or a short novel, but it almost doesn’t matter, unless you’re a purist. It’s the lush, musical language that lifts Porter’s story out of the mundane and into the magical.
On the Road Again
Summer is upon us, and with it, the unmistakable urge for going. I’ve got a trip lined up in a few weeks to visit my family on the west coast, and … Continued
Lexi, Lily, and the Octopus
Steven Rowley’s debut novel Lily and the Octopus is about the bond between man and dog, between friends, and also lovers. It follows frustrated writer and chronic first-dater Ted and his dog, best friend ever and constant companion and confidant Lily, a 12-year-old dachshund who develops a brain tumor. Yes, it’s sad, and yes, it will probably make you cry.
Hang Ten: Nonfiction Picks for Summer
What does a surfer and a woman suffering from chronic depression and anxiety have in common? They’re both amazing authors with the ability to pull the reader into their stories, even if you’ve even seen a surfboard in real life and are cool as a cucumber in all situations.