Results for category: Page Turners
The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical strategies for money, work, and living
The future economy looks uncertain at best as record numbers of us begin reaching retirement age. Mark Miller, an expert on aging, retirement, business, and economics who writes the syndicated column ...
Stones into Schools: A Book Review
Greg Mortenson was a seeker of adventures when he tried to reach the summit of K2, second only to Mt. Everest in height. As he descended he became disoriented in Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalayas and alm...
Why We Make Mistakes
For those who have read my columns, you know the library is one of my favorite resources. Last week I took a hiatus from reading mysteries and decided to browse the non-fiction titles.
Two books cau...
Starring Kenneth Branagh, featuring three Kurt Wallender episodes: Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind.
Novels by Henning Mankell
Aired on cable this past fall and now on DVD.
By Terrie G...
Life After 187 By Wade J. Halverson
Have some fun with a good read. Get a copy of Wade Halverson’s first book Life After 187. It is easy to spot the good and evil characters, although the three main “good guys” are all serving life sent...
Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a time
Lately, you’re feeling like a bit of a birdbrain. Awhile back, somebody told you to get a MySpace page, so your business got one. Then, you were told you “needed” a Facebook page, and you got one of t...
Handle With Care
As a mom, your whole life is dedicated to nurturing, supporting and providing for your children. But what if you try your very best, but that’s still not enough? Six year old Willow has osteogenesis i...
The Mighty Queens of Freeville
You’re in a situation and you don’t know who to turn to. It sounds silly, but you might write a letter to the advice columnist in your newspaper. For one thing, you can get this whole thing ...
In the natural order of things, parents sacrifice for their children. If there is hunger, a mother will feed her child and go hungry herself. If it’s raining, a father will be drenched while the c...
Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain
For going on 100 years, the Grand Ole Opry has been home to dozens of talented country music performers. Becoming a member is by invitation only, and while it might seem as if they’re joinin...
Book Review: The Great Gatsby
This novel was the choice for this year's Big Read in Poughkeepsie, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts M...
The Baby Thief
By Barbara Bisantz Raymond (Da Capo Press, 2007)
The full title of this book is The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller who Corrupted Adoption. Tann ...
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
I found this book at a yard sale this summer and since I’d heard of Jeannette Walls (she’s a journalist and former gossip writer), I thought I’d give it a go. I’m so glad I did! This true-life story i...
The Last Chinese Chef
The Last Chinese Chef is the tale of a widow who learns of her husband’s infidelity after his death. This affair occurred while he was in China. Coincidentally, the widow is sent to China on assignmen...
Water for Elephants
A friend passed along her copy of Water for Elephants, telling me I just had to read it. I had heard good things about the book, and when I started reading I couldn’t stop, and I have since passed t...
Reader relates to book on weight loss
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist’s Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer, by Jen Lancaster (NAL Trade, 2008)
As a “voluptuous” woman for as long as I ...
Book Review: A Fine Balance
This fictional novel is set in 1975 during a time when the Indian government has declared a state of internal emergency. The story widely focuses on the lives of four unlikely characters who find them...
Book Review: Plague Maker
Fourth of July. New York City. A target. Again. Plague Maker is a great read about bioterrorism. The book starts with a single murder in a room full of fleas and works its way into a plot for mass mur...
Book Review: Open House
I'd read several of Elizabeth Berg's books (the first was "What We Keep", which I really liked), so when I saw that this book was on Oprah's Book Club list I picked it up on my next stop at the librar...
Book Review: How Doctors Think
Groopman, a Harvard professor and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, focuses largely on the many factors that can prevent doctors from seeing diagnostic ...
Book Review - The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
I tend to gauge my reading material by the bestseller list, so when I saw this at the top of the chart I snapped it up. I was also interested in how our Supreme Court operates, since I knew next to no...
Book Review: You Staying Young
As a woman over 50 who is concerned about her health (like many of us are), I couldn’t resist picking up this book, which has a second title called “The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty.” Th...
Book Review: Gift from the Sea
Please read Gift from the Sea. If this book has never been a part of your life, add it to your soul right now. The author, spending two weeks at the ocean, captured her reflections on the ordinary lif...
Book Review: Midwives
I read this book some years ago but it remains one of my favorites. Midwives combines suspense with a real humanness in its characters. The reader spends the entirety of the book wondering what really...
Book Review: Andrew Carnegie
The Andrew Carnegie biography by David Nasaw is long (more than 800 pages) but very good and gives both fascinating information about the late 19th-early 20th century period and its business practices...