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Little Shirley Beans

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’ve all read about little Holden Caulfield at one point or another. When we learned that J.D. Salinger passed away a few weeks ago, I wonder if you slipped back into a memory of a slower time, when it was quite alright to be all alone for a while…as long as you had a great […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · life

The @Home Book Tour

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Is life a haphazard series of events or are we all part of a grand design, much bigger and greater than we could ever know? This is one of the questions that’s explored by author, Rachel Simon, in her recent memoir, “Building a Home with My Husband.”  This book was part of my summer reading […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Entertainment

Brooklyn Annual Book Festival

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The annual Brooklyn Book Festival is happening this Sunday, the 12th at Jay Street and Borough Hall. The funny thing about Brooklyn is that it has a large population of book authors. I say this is due to the fact that people in Brooklyn are really spacey and imaginative, and love to sit in coffee shops […]

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Tags: Author - Channon

Summer Reading: “Building a Home with My Husband”

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

One of my favorite authors, Rachel Simon, has published a new memoir, “Building a Home with My Husband,” a story about the re-design of her home and the restoration of love.  What I admire about Simon is that her writing is filled with warmth, humor and keen insights about personal relationships.  She is well-known for her […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Entertainment · News

Poor Little Heart!

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Nestled, quite literally, in the center of Crosby Street in downtown NYC, there is the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. One day, a few years back, I stumbled in to get away from the rain for a while and ended up settling at one of the wooden tables with a cupcake and a cup of tea […]

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Tags: Author - Monika

Children Wilding

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Ok I already wrote about one childhood favorite being made into a movie. While my love for the book knows no bounds The trailer was only about 50% appealing. This however was another childhood favorite now made into a movie, honestly the trailer is amazing I’d run out and see it right now if I […]

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Tags: Author - Nothingjerk · Entertainment

Self Help Books Top the Charts in Iran

July 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, good news is subjective. This is clear. But quirky news is also inherently good, you have to agree (no?). Newsoftheweird.com and wallstreetjournal.com reported that self-help books are taking Iran by storm. Over 70% of Iran’s 65 million people are under the age of 30. In addition to, and sometimes instead of, turning to the […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · Random