I don’t know about you, but music is a really important part of my life. A particular song can make a bad day better and another tune can bring back good memories. I’ve put together a list of books that I enjoyed where music plays a theme and hopefully you like some of them, too. What songs are your favorites?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a little intrigued by the 1960s. What exactly was going on in this decade? Politically, artistically, socially, and globally (and on the moon!), the 1960s had a lot happening and changing and the decade’s impact can still be felt – I mean, come on, there isn’t an Elvis or Michael Jackson Rock Band…it’s The Beatles’. If you’re interested in the 1960s, you might check out some of these historical fiction and non-fiction titles. And bonus points if you can name the band whose song is quoted above!
I’ve never been particularly fond of fantasy as a genre. My resistance to fantasy doesn’t really make any logical sense, because I love to read just about anything and there are some very smart people in my life who love reading fantasy titles. For some reason I just have a mental block: someone starts talking about a universe that doesn’t exist or fairy creatures or dragons or names with a bunch of consonants that are hard to pronounce and I just find myself drifting off and thinking about other things. But, despite my reservations, there are some really great fantasy titles out there for those a little suspicious of or turned off by the genre. I gave them a try and I was impressed. Which genres will you give a chance?
Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd. But you don’t need to wait until Earth Day to learn more about protecting the environment or living a more ecologically-mindful existence. What will you do to celebrate Earth Day?
William H. Macy has a birthday coming up this week and it got me thinking of how many movies he has been in over the years that I really enjoyed. Ever since first seeing him in the Coen brothers’ Fargo, I’ve been impressed by his talent and his sometimes unusual choices.
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I love a good mystery. Sometimes mysteries can be suspenseful and creepy. Other times they can be silly and fun. But they always have a question waiting to be answered. What are your favorite mysteries?
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