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 sunshine keep us all busy, and now some of us are feeling the pressure of the individual goals we set. “Read 30 books over the […]
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.
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.
I’ve always wanted to tackle the 335-mile rail trail that goes all the way from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and attack the trail this October. Luckily the library is here to help me (and you!) train for this ride.
Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir not only documents the frustrations and triumphs of writing about oneself, but also delves into the importance of vulnerability to making authentic and valuable connections.
An interview with an Iraqi refugee offers perspective on how the wars in Iraq affected civilians, and explains some of the library services we offer to refugees.
What’s the difference between autobiographies and memoirs? Are they essentially the same genre? Check out my classifications on a few of these books and share your own favorites!
While I was watching cartoons and eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Saturday mornings, children seven thousand miles away in Sudan were experiencing a childhood that I, at 8, could never have fathomed. Here are some books that tell their stories.
If the name Drew Struzan doesn’t ring a bell, what about names like Indiana Jones, John Rambo or Harry Potter? Now there’s probably so much bell-ringing in your ears you should make an appointment with an audiologist.
People go to baseball games for a variety of reasons, because they like the game (my mom [Hi Mom!]), because they like the food and being in a stadium (me) or because they’ve been dragged there by their family (my dad and sister).