Join us for an informal discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Set in the summer of 1961 in small town Minnesota,... more
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The Adult Readers' Blog
Books are almost as individual as friends. There is no earthly use in laying down general laws about them. Some meet the needs of one person, and some of another; and each person should beware of the booklover’s besetting sin, of what Mr. Edgar Allan Poe calls ‘the mad pride of intellectuality,’ taking the shape of arrogant pity for the man who does not like the same kind of books. ~TR
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most voracious readers of all time. He could read a book a day, sometimes more. Teddy's love for books was so great that he took them with him on African safaris. He even took crates full of them on his dangerous, and nearly-fatal, exploration of the Amazon River. Ohio-born author Candice Millard tells the story of that adventure in her book, River of Doubt.
The Roosevelts were all great readers. A complicated and fascinating family. However you feel about them, or documentary-maker Ken Burns, when the two meet they make history. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven part documentary by Ken Burns, airs on PBS starting this Sunday, September 14.
Ohio is inexhorably tied to the fate of the passenger pigeon. Huge flocks once darkened the skies over Columbus for...Read more
"The Black House" by Peter May
Detective Finn MacLeod has been sent to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides as a consultant to a grim murder that has the same MO as one that was committed in Edinburgh a short while ago. Having been raised on the Isle of Lewis, he is familiar with the Gaelic language, traditions, as well as, the locals and their haunts. Quickly he is at odds with the Detective Chief Inspector who is the lead investigator and he becomes enmeshed in the case which opens forgotten memories and old wounds that could destroy him. Peter May, a Scott, has written a well-crafted, dangerous, and dark mystery for those who like their reads psychologically twisted and deadly. The Black House is the first title in the Isle of Lewis trilogy.
"Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas Llosa
Many story strands make you wonder where this book is going, if anywhere. The main theme involves a radio station in Peru which broadcasts soap operas. Eventually, the strands are intertwined and you realize that there really is a message in the author's work, and in the soap opera of life.
"Born to run" By Christopher McDougall
Removing the myth that running requires special exercises and equipment, author McDougall argues, running is at the heart of what it means to be human. We follow the amazing Tamarahura tribe runners in Cooper Canyon to ultra marathoners; all end up in a race of fifty-miles through the heart of Tarahumara country, pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans racers. Fun page turning!