Today we’re excited to feature a guest post from Ian Sansom, author of The Norfolk Mystery.
You’ll probably want to know some background and stuff, yes? Who I am, where I’m from. That sort of thing?
Well, it’s just the usual. Birth. School. Work. And … Well. Not yet. Not quite.
Where am I from? By county, and by country: out of London, through Essex, into Gloucestershire, Cambridgeshire, County Antrim, France, Switzerland, back to London, Oxfordshire, back to London, County Down, Warwickshire. So, in summary: England-Ireland-France-Switzerland-England-Ireland-England. Does that help?
Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 by Kimberly
Next Friday, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was a defining moment in our nation’s history and a day that will be much discussed over the next two weeks on television, in newspapers and across dinner tables everywhere.
Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, has spent a lot of time since its release last year on the New York Times Bestseller List and it is this week’s True Tuesday Showcase.
Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Kimberly
Last week was our inaugural edition of $5 Friday and our two winners are Ryan and Janet, who both correctly answered Cujo by Stephen King.
This week we have a thought-provoking quote (originally by John Ciardi) which made an appearance in one of Brad Thor’s thrillers. You must correctly name the Brad Thor novel to be eligible to win.
Posted Friday, November 8, 2013 by Kimberly
In 1959, in an underground laboratory in a remote region of West Virginia, a secret government experiment went terribly awry. Half a dozen scientists mysteriously disappeared, and all subsequent efforts to rescue them failed. In desperation, President Eisenhower ordered the lab sealed shut and all records of its existence destroyed. Now, fifty-four years later, something from the lab has emerged.
When mysterious events begin occurring along the New River Valley in West Virginia, government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne are sent to investigate. What they discover will shake the foundations of science and religion and put both agents in the crosshairs of a deadly, worldwide conspiracy.
Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Kimberly
Today marks the inaugural edition of our new Friday feature: $5 Friday! Each Friday, we will post a book or reading related trivia question and you can guess the answer in the comments section. We’ll leave the contest open until 8p CST the following Thursday night. I’ll include the winners names (first name, last initial) with the new trivia question on Friday morning.
Posted Friday, November 1, 2013 by Kimberly
True Tuesday Showcase: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai made international headlines for standing up to the Taliban for her right to an education. At just 16 years old, she is an inspiration for women around the world and someone young girls can look up to as a positive role model. Her autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is this week’s True Tuesday Showcase.
Who are some other positive role models you can recommend for young girls? Please share with us in the comments.
Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Kimberly
Last week we started a new feature called True Tuesday Showcase and y’all seemed to like it, so we’ll continue with that theme. This week, we’re highlighting Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of Murder in My Family by David Berg.
A searing family memoir of a tempestuous Texas boyhood that led to the vicious murder of the author’s brother. As William Faulkner said, “The past is not dead, it’s not even past.” This observation seems especially true in matters of family, when the fury between generations is often never resolved and instead secretly carried, a wound that cannot heal.
Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Kimberly