Book Review: The Myth of Race, Robert Wald Sussman

Book Review: The Myth of Race, Robert Wald Sussman The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea Robert Wald Sussman   In “The Myth of Race,” Robert Wald Sussman traces the history of racist philosophy through America. This was a very troubling and challenging book. Racism is hard to eradicate. Scientific evidence […]

Book Review: Nudge, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Book Review: Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein   Nonfiction: Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein I’ll admit, I was hoping to read Nudge and get much smarter about making decisions. That is not exactly what the book delivers. […]

Quote Walter Cronkite: Whatever the cost of our libraries…

Quote: Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. Walter Cronkite Quote: Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. Walter Cronkite For more on Walter Cronkite see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite Read more books about books and libraries: Booklist: Books […]

Quote: Without libraries what have we? Ray Bradbury

Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury For more on Ray Bradbury see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury Quote: Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury For more on Ray […]

Booklist: Books about Books for Shared Reading with Children

Books about Books for Shared Reading with Children   Books were an everyday part of my boys’ life from the time that they were very little. Instead of wanting to sleep with a plush toy, they all opted to sleep with their current favorite book at night. And of course, they all tried the flashlight […]

Quote: Albert Einstein, The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library

Quote: The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. Albert Einstein Quote: The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. Albert Einstein For more on Albert Einstein see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein    Celebrate National Library Week with Scintilla, see Read more books about books and libraries: […]

Booklist: Books about Libraries for Shared Reading with Children

Booklist: Books about Libraries for Shared Reading with Children   Our boys grew up loving libraries. On son #2’s 10th birthday, by his choice, we did the two things he loved most in the world  – eat at the local Chinese restaurant and then visit the library. He had a special seat by the window […]

Book Series Review: The Invisible Library Series, Genevieve Cogman

Fantasy Series: The Invisible Library Series, Genevieve Cogman   The Invisible Library, Book 1 in The Invisible Library Series   The Masked City, Book 2 in The Invisible Library Series   The Burning Page, Book 3 in The Invisible Library Series   The Lost Plot, Book 4 in The Invisible Library Series   The Mortal […]

Author Spotlights: If You like Tom Clancy, You will Like Mark Greaney

Author Spotlights: If You like Tom Clancy, You will Like Mark Greaney Tom Clancy In the 1980s the Cold War was nearing its end, though no one knew it then. Into this backdrop of geopolitical tension and rivalry, Tom Clancy, an insurance agent from Maryland, published his first book. With brilliant and heroic CIA agent […]