Kim Stanley Robinson shares the books he loves – and a story that has improved with age – the Orange County Register

Spending a Saturday listening to authors discuss their work over lunch and talking to other readers seems to be a good thing for the time being. That’s what happens tomorrow at the Pasadena Convention Center as the 14th annual Pasadena Book Festival returns after two years. The festival features an impressive group of authors: Maggie … Read more

Beachwood announces summer party series lineup; CWRU to contract the sale of a used book: Press Play

Beachwood Summer Parties: The City of Beachwood has announced its concert schedule, both outdoor and indoor, for this summer. The city’s Department of Community Services also announced a new name for the chain, “Beachwood Beats.” Outdoor concerts will once again take place at the Family Aquatic Center every Tuesday, while indoor concerts will take place … Read more

Eight new travel books you must read

Placeholder while loading article actions This great travel read is the perfect warm-weather vacation companion, whether you’re heading to the beach or staying at home. After all, books are travelers’ companions on demand: in their company, you can enjoy indirect thrills without bating your favorite combination of sun and shade. And this year has brought … Read more

Wentzville School Board Bans Posting of Another Library Book of Sexual Content | education

After months of causing a national uproar with the first book ban, the Wentzville School Board voted Thursday to pull another acclaimed book from school libraries. The board agreed with the review panel’s recommendation to withdraw the “Fun Home” comic memoir by Alison Bechdale, citing illustrations of sexual activity. The vote was 6-1. “I am … Read more

Peter Swanson: Reading scary books at a young age

Swanson: Patricia HighsmithRipley’s UndergroundIt’s the second in the Ripley series and the only one of the five I haven’t read. I love Highsmith. I don’t think anyone has ever omitted in that gray area of ​​moral lines people would cross as she does. books: What other writer do you like who mines that gray area? … Read more

Food historian and travel writer Cynthia Clambett highlights Midwest grandeur in new book ‘Destination Heartland’ – Chicago Tribune

Cynthia Clampett thinks well of the Midwest. To the extent that “The Heart of the Destination: A Guide to Discovering the Magnificent Past of the Midwestis the third book by a food and travel writer focusing on the region. The Chicagoland-area Pittsburgh native has traveled 37 countries on six continents while following her love of … Read more

Summerville area libraries offer fishing poles, yoga and of course books | News

Somerville – Anyone who thinks no one goes to libraries anymore should visit the Dorchester County Public Library in Old Trolley Road on Wednesday morning, during back-to-back story times. That’s when parents bring their twinkling little children into a little room tucked away in the corner of the children’s section so that Youth Services Librarian … Read more