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Stephen King – Not So Scary After All

Haunted HeartStephen King scares me. (See my other blog post this week.) But don’t you find that once you get to know someone, they don’t intimidate you as much as before? I plan to find out. I’m starting a 2008 biography of King written by Lisa Rogak, who also wrote biographies of Shel Silverstein and Dan Brown.

Scary Stories

Under the DomeI have to admit that when it comes to Stephen King’s stories, I’m a wimp. I’ve never read one and only watch the movies a bit at a time through parted fingers. I think I remember seeing the end of one of his movies when I was little where a hand comes up out of the grave or out of water – something like that. I had nightmares for a week!

Who is Jaime Pressly?

 

 

It's Not Necessarily Not the TruthI’ve been walking past a book on the new bookshelf for a couple of weeks now, and I just can’t help but look at the cover and smile.  It has this adorable little blonde-haired girl with a sweet little sugar-coated smile that makes you feel warm and sunny inside.  (I do have to confess though that at first I thought it was one of those good-girls-who-turned-out-to-be-murderers type of books. Glad I was wrong!)

Embarrassing Financial Questions

Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill With a Credit CardYou know those times you have a question, and you just can’t bring yourself to ask it – just too embarrassing? Well, when it comes to financial questions, Mary Hunt is answering them for you. Her latest book Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill with a Credit Card is full of hundreds of financial questions and helpful answers. 

 

Are You a Dummie or an Idiot?

For DummiesI’m a Dummie!  I love using the For Dummies series of books whenever I need to learn about a new topic.  I’ve also on occasion used the Idiot’s Guide series.  (I don’t believe you are what you read!)  But, when it comes to learning about computer-related topics, the choices are even greater. 

Julie & Julia - The Books

Julie & JuliaDo you like to read the book before the movie comes out?  Or do you see the movie & then the book?  I sometimes find I'm disappointed by the movie because the book is SO much better. 

Frank McCourt Passes

Angela's AshesIf you've read Angela's Ashes, you probably feel like Frank McCourt was a well-known friend.  His writing style made you forget your own life and get absorbed into his.  Frank McCourt passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

Manage my Time - Please!!!

Getting Things Done by David AllenHeard this lately: “Where did the time go?!?” Or this: “I know I’m forgetting something…..just…can’t…remember…what.....” 

Photo Books

The AmericansMy head always turns when I see a photography book sitting face out on a shelf. It’s probably a throwback from when I was little and only liked books with pictures. But now I can appreciate “picture books” with more grown-up themes. The latest one I’ve come across is a re-issue of The Americans by Robert Frank with black-and-white pictures from the 1950s. The faces of the people and the moments Frank captured are sometimes comical, sometimes haunting. Most of all they give you a picture of who we Americans were not so long ago.

 

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