Archive for November, 2018

Marionette show

November 29, 2018


If you’re looking for fun holiday events for you and the kids, try visiting the Swedish Cottage in Central Park. They present professional marionette shows year-round. Now playing is ‘Yeti, Set, Snow!’  The quaint cottage appears transported straight from the Alps.  The cozy theater is laid out with benches for general seating.  Be sure to make a reservation because these shows sell out.

Paris by the Book

November 28, 2018

indexThis was a very disappointing book. I love all titles about Paris, and this is the first that I could not get into. It’s written by Liam Callahan, and is the story of Leah, whose husband Robert has left her and her two daughters. He’s a writer who has left for many chunks of time before, but never for this long. And he left no note: he would always leave a note in the past. Leah is convinced he’s dead, when she happens to find a clue in his cereal that he has booked three tickets to Paris for them. The novel is written in first person, and spends a great deal of time in Leah’s head. It took 66 pages to get them to Paris, and I just gave up. Just my two cents…

Holiday Movie Night!

November 25, 2018

Come one, come all!

Publishers Weekly Best List

November 24, 2018


This year’s best children’s book lists have been announced from Publisher’s Weekly magazine. The magazine divides their winners into 3 categories:

Picture books, Middle grade and YA.

How many have you read?



National Book Award

November 20, 2018

aa bookThe National Book Award winners have been announced. The winners are as follows: Fiction: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez;
Non-fiction: The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffery C.                              Stewart
Poetry: Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
Translated Literature: The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Young Adult Literature: The Poet X by  Elizabeth Acevedo
A list of finalists can be found here.

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