Five for Friday – O Canada!

I am sharing 20th-Century novels set in Canada – because I love 20th-Century fiction, especially mid-century, especially Canadian.  Some may be familiar, some new.  Because Wikipedia articles almost always contain spoilers, I am providing Goodreads links and hoping they don’t do the same.  Each link contains more links to purchase different editions of the title. … Continue reading Five for Friday – O Canada!

Five for Friday – Fantasy (I barely made it before midnight!)

I struggle to find books I can really dive into, even though I have a ‘to be read’ list as long as my arm. My hope is that this blog can be a resource for you; to that end, here are some of my favorite fantasy authors. With the exception of Baum, most of the … Continue reading Five for Friday – Fantasy (I barely made it before midnight!)

5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to listen to stories. Below are five options. Jim Harold’s Campfire – Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot and friends – good stuff.  Listeners, interviewed by the engaging and warm Jim Harold, share their scary stories. This podcast has been running since 2008 but only the most recent episodes are available without joining … Continue reading 5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

Lots of Newly Free Audible Books for Bookish Kids and their families

I generally only post kids' books once a week, but I just learned that Audible has made a selection of children's books and classics available for free! See the link below; titles are divided into Little Listeners, Elementary, Tween, Teen, Literary Classics (including Atlas Shrugged, one of my favorite classic novels), Folk and Fairy Tale … Continue reading Lots of Newly Free Audible Books for Bookish Kids and their families

Bookish Kids 3.24.20

Again I poked around online and found this FREE resource: http://mrsp.com/ . Once you're there, choose from a list of classic titles and watch/listen as Mrs. P, portrayed by Kathy Kinney (Mimi from the Drew Carey Show), reads your choice aloud. Stories can be streamed or downloaded for offline use. The site also features crafts … Continue reading Bookish Kids 3.24.20

Free Book Monday 3.23.20

Audiobook: The Haunted Bookshop I haven't listened, but this looks charming! https://librivox.org/the-haunted-bookshop-by-christopher-morley/ Librivox offers audio recordings of books that are in the public domain. You can also volunteer to read for them. eBook: Filthy Rich Americans I poked around on Amazon and found this free Kindle edition. If you don't have a Kindle, download the … Continue reading Free Book Monday 3.23.20

Free Book Monday March 16, 2020 – two for one!

Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man by Sinclair Lewis This ebook is free on Amazon (see link). Full disclosure; I have not read this. However, I have read some of Lewis' better-known works, and I can tell you his prose style is straightforward and engaging. His characters ring true for their … Continue reading Free Book Monday March 16, 2020 – two for one!

The library is always open!

Many of us are at home right now, and most likely we aren't going anywhere. We probably aren't going to the library, both because we are practicing social distancing and because THE LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED. What is happening? (OK, I'm only a little serious here. Not all libraries are closed - but some are, and … Continue reading The library is always open!