I read this week that Bill Gates believes a pandemic is coming in about 10 years. He said, “We’re due for an apocalyptic sickness on the scale of the 1918 flu, which killed some 50 million people.” A statement for sci-fi writers to enjoy and ponder and expand into...
I wonder if “The Book of the Dead” by Robert Richardson is available as an audio book. I am pretty good at imagining British accents thanks to a serious addiction to the BBC, but I’d love to hear the variety of upper-crust and North Country accents in this story. A broken...
I read a lot. I read every book my Spring Oaks Book Club picks. I read every book someone gives me for Christmas. I even joined the Green-Jell-O Book Club on Goodreads because I’m always searching for a new book – and I liked the name of the group. I...
It’s time to buy books for Christmas. Books are the perfect gift, but it does take a little sleuthing to perfectly pair a book with a reader. In “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George, bookshop owner Jean Perdu is a literary apothecary who prescribes novels. “There are books that...
When author Roy Russell wrote a compilation of 100 stories of courageous people who inspired him, he hoped the stories would also benefit readers. He was right – the stories found in his book "Courage: Stories of 100 People Who Changed the World" are not only interesting, they also encourage...
Ed Helmick literally brought his new bride on board when they were married in 2007. “I do” for Janice meant four-wheeling in a bright yellow Jeep and helping Ed publish a book about their adventures for other off-road enthusiasts. At almost 300 pages, "San Rafael Swell Off Road: A Trail Guide...
Author R. J. Palacio wrote the novel "WONDER" after an experience with her own children in an ice cream store. She had quickly ushered her distraught young daughter out the door when she began crying at seeing a child with severe facial deformities. Palacio realized that as a parent...
You can actually meet and talk to author Wayne Hamby, who wrote the newly released book "Jaguars and Cannibals." He is wonderful to visit with and will happily autograph your book, which is available at the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson where he lives. This guy has led...
When we pack our bags for a vacation, we don’t want to take along a heavy book -not in weight or subject matter. “The Accidental Goodbye” by popular local author Marilyn Brown fits nicely into this category and your suitcase. She has again chosen to set her historical novel in...
By Debbie Balzotti I brought home "The Sussex Downs Murder" by John Bude from the library last week. Originally published in 1936, this little British detective novel is just my cup of tea. It falls under the category of “Good, Clean Fun” and you can almost hear the accents as...