Friday, August 29, 2008

What are you reading?

I think I'd like to read American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield. Read an excerpt here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dead at 47

The co-author of 100 Things to Do Before You Die, Dave Freeman is dead.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Usain Bolt

Okay, so I like photos of triple gold medalist "Lightning" Bolt, the star of the track and field arena in the 2008 Olympics.

Jamaicans have been stars in track and field since the 1948 Olympics. Read the book by Patrick Robinson.

Want to be a writer?

Take a look at Rita Herron's site. She has very useful tips for those of us who want to write.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Congrats to Olympic Champ Usain Bolt

Hard work, excellent coaching, and nurturing paid off for Usain Bolt who turns 22 years old tomorrow (Thursday). He represents a new generation of Jamaican sprinters who run in the footsteps of Jamaican Olympic giants: Dr. Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley, Donald Quarrie, Bert Cameron, Raymond Stewart, Merlene Ottey, Juliet Cuthbert and so many others.

The book Jamaican Athletes: A model for the world by Patrick Robinson will have to be updated.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Heirs of the Knights Templar

Those who have read Steve Berry's best-selling novel called The Templar Legacy may be interested in this article. The heirs of the Knights Templar, legendary secret Christian warriors, are suing the Pope.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mockingbird in the Moonlight

Mockingbird in the Moonlight is our pick for September 19.

The writer is Jaclyn Weldon White, a writer from Georgia. I am looking forward to reading this book.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Adelphi University First Year Reading

The First Year Reading Program will be reading Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat this year about Haitian immigration and loss. The theme for the program is self and society.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Books on Polygamy

People magazine has given the historical fiction,The 19th Wife, 4 out of 4 stars. This is the second new book about polygamy that I have seen in recent times. Escape by Carolyn Jessop, published in 2007, was the first.