Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory · Uncategorized

Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

I resolved this year to read books outside of my usual go-to list, so this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation is Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott. Shoot-em-up Westerns were standard TV and movie fare in the 50’s and 60’s, and there is something to be said about the moral hero enforcing justice in… Continue reading Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

New Title Tuesday · non fiction

The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

The New Title Tuesday selection this week, THE NATURE FIX – Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams, takes what we already know to be true and supports it with scientific research.  For example, even in elementary school, indoor recess was never as fun as the playground.  As a teacher,… Continue reading The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin is this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation because it is timely, occasionally darkly humorous, and provides insight to the consequences of acting on principle and the limits of a free press. Summary:  New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter  at a small news agency that produces a… Continue reading The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Rain in Portugal, by Billy Collins

Do words such as iambic pentameter, metrical foot, or sestina trigger high-school anxiety followed by a self-defense fueled urge to flee? Do you groan and do your eyes automatically glaze over at the mere mention names such as Keats, Donne or Chaucer? If so, check out the New Title Tuesday recommendation The Rain in Portugal by… Continue reading The Rain in Portugal, by Billy Collins

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The New Title Tuesday selection, The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, comes highly recommended so I felt compelled to check it out – and I’m glad I picked up this tale of friendship and art. Summary:In their first year of college, two young women, one from a Florida swamp, the other from a Kentucky holler,… Continue reading The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

The Hollars – a Sundance Film

I don’t normally recommend movies for New Title Tuesday, but I feel the need to plug for The Hollars a touching Sundance film starring The Office alum John Krasinski and my favorite character actress Margo Martindale. Summary: Jo hn Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when… Continue reading The Hollars – a Sundance Film

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

Today’s New Title Tuesday is a classic mystery Heartbreak Hotel by the prolific author, Jonathan Kellerman.  Normally, my introduction to a series would not be the 32nd, but Booklist was correct by saying it’s “Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with… Continue reading Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman