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  • What to read into Obama and Romney's favorite books

    Presidents and wannabe presidents are supposed to read. A novel or a work of history under their arms makes them look, in a word, presidential. But just like the ties they wear, the book titles the candidates share with us are more than likely approved...
  • Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series

    Lineup announced for 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series
    Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series. The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
  • Meet the commenters: "Richard Monahan"

     
    Part of an occasional series Commenter ID : Richard Monahan Gender: Male Age: In my fifties Occupation: Independent contractor. Very small business owner. With an eye toward eventual retirement a friend who is an artist and I started a greeting......
  • Readers and Eaters

    Readers and Eaters
    About our book club Our book club, Readers and Eaters, is 16 women brought together by our children who attended our local elementary school. We are all avid readers who also like to include treats based on the theme of the featured book. We meet in a...
  • Carillon Book Club of Plainfield

    Carillon Book Club of Plainfield
    One thing to know about our book club We are the Carillon Book Club of Plainfield. We've been a book club for 17 years, and our members are active seniors who enjoy stretching our minds and imaginations. Our meetings We meet once a month in our...
  • Loyola Alumni and Friends Book Group

    Loyola Alumni and Friends Book Group
    Our book club started in 1999 with a group of friends who graduated from Loyola University in the '70s. We have grown over the years to include other friends, and we now number about 15. Our meetings begin with a dinner hosted by rotating members and...
  • Books highlight lineup for speaker series

    Books highlight lineup for speaker series
    Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
  • Book review: 'At Home: A Short History of Private Life' by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'At Home: A Short History of Private Life' by Bill Bryson
    At Home A Short History of Private Life Bill Bryson Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95 "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list

    What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list
    Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
  • John Jorgenson brings Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz back to SoCal

     
    In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt, Southland fans will have reason to celebrate with several Southland appearances later this week by contemporary Reinhardt devotee John Jorgenson. The...