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Nostalgia, Books, Childhood, Summer
It's summer - regress a little! Have a Popsicle (root beer and white licorice were the best flavors). Swing on the monkey bars. Revisit some of the books you loved as a child. The best ones will be...
Librarians' Private Reserve Stock
Once in a while, if a librarian is lucky and judged deserving, a co-worker will recommend an especially treasured book. Different from our everyday title-swapping and book banter, these suggestions...
Finding that Special Book: Two Shortcuts
Coming up with the perfect next read can feel like trying to scratch an itch just out of reach: sometimes there's a craving for something in that charmed middle ground - not genre fiction, not a...
A Voice Like Egypt
Here's a rare treat for music lovers, armchair travelers, and those who value the cultural background of current events: the 68-minute DVD documentary " Umm Kulthum: a voice like Egypt ", narrated in...
I Love L.A.
A few things about Los Angeles. The ocean is always cold and rough and full of riptides. The backbone of L.A. County is made of steep wild mountains covered with sweet combustible chaparral, and...
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