Civic Center Library will be closed for upgrades Apr 16-30. Reopening tentatively set for May 1. More details.

 A haunting novel set in the far north, a musical compendium, and a Southern California fable on CD.    The Snow Child  by Eowyn Ivey

Magical realism in Alaska? ...
Opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London are on July 27.  Here are two non-fiction sources to enrich your enjoyment of the Games: How to Watch the Olympics : The...
In her new book, Slouching Toward Adulthood,  Sally Koslow discusses a new phenomenon in America, according to the Pew Research Center, one-fifth of young adults aged 25-34 live in...
A blue –collar southern drama, a satire on organic food for babies, and an incredible partnership between the author of the Lemony Snicket books and a brilliant illustrator    ...
Drawing of telescope, earth, and  the universe
California Academy of Sciences Astronomer Bing Quock has been giving a series of talks on the summer sky at various branches of the Marin County Free Library.  Mr. Quock discusses observing the...
     Marion Cunningham passed away today, whose legacy in food writing is cherished amongst many of today's prominent foodies.     "She's one of...
A psychological/legal thriller, a wry romance underscored by  grief , and a heart-breaking young adult book. Defending Jacob  by William Landay

Usually police procedural/...
I  just realized I now have a big backlog of reviews to share and keep reading and writing more, so I’ll step up posting to once a week.  Here we have a mystery, a treasure trove of...
From Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman)'s twitter feed Lately, I've been having trouble sleeping. There are many factors at play. While not the most salient, the most bloggable of my...
 a mystery featuring in vitro fertilization, a novel about theatrical ambition, and a book about Jonestown.  Also check out the summer reading game where I’ll be posting ...