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Have been reading up a storm  lately.  Habitually head to bed at 11:00 pm and read until 3:00-4:00am crawling out at 11:00am. Guess it comes from years of being a night nurse! Definitely not a morning person!!Here are the three books I'm returning…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Ioruach 14 minutes ago.

A Chapter A Day 7 Replies

A new  study says reading helps you live longerhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5105607/#R3Continue

Started by Lip Service. Last reply by Lip Service Mar 27.

SIGNATURE MYSTERY SUGGESTIONS 1 Reply

I've read several of these.  How 'bout you?Winter is cold, dark, and eerie all on its own, says Signature, so why not throw a thrilling read into the mix to take it to the next level?…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Ioruach Feb 26.

Loved to Death 4 Replies

A book about pictures of library books that have been discarded after heavy use…Continue

Started by Lip Service. Last reply by Lyn Feb 5.

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Comment by Countryphyl on April 5, 2018 at 3:17pm

Our library has a magazine called BookPage. On February’s cover, the book featured is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. 

Comment by Apposite on April 2, 2018 at 8:27am

Well good, I am glad people are still intrigued by Alaska. Of course I am only one of the roughly 700,000 who live here and there are any number of others of you who may have friends living in this 49th state. If you want to see more photos of my immediate environment go to the photo section of my Facebook page (link listed below). Generally they consist of yard views in all seasons, gardening/landscaping, and many pictures of our three cats. Having been born and raised here in Alaska and then as an adult living and traveling outside in the south 48 as we call it, I've gotten the impression that the Last Frontier will always have such a mystique, given its geographic isolation. My mom came up here in November of 1942 looking for adventure and found it. She said she had always wanted to see Alaska and many others have followed a similar sense of life. I am guessing that feeling is alive and well. Of course the actual history of the state and corresponding settlement includes the gold rush, WWII, and oil, each of which were responsible for initiating permanent settlement.

Comment by Slopok on April 2, 2018 at 3:03am

Enjoying the comments on Alaska!

Comment by Gloria Helmer / Datsunlvr on April 2, 2018 at 2:01am

Nooo! Not sorry at all! I'll be checking out your suggestions at the library. Thanks! I've had a fascination for Alaska ever since I was a little kid and my 1st grade teacher brought in a Nat. Geo. magazine that had a wonderful article about it and lots of gorgeous pictures.I went home that night and dreamed of playing baseball with my brothers in the middle of the night because the sun was still shining! Always did have a vivid imagination. Maybe that's why I finally started writing books and not just reading them! LOL!

Comment by Apposite on April 1, 2018 at 8:23pm

Walter Borneman also wrote a book on Alaska about 15 years a go. He actually went to the same college I did and about the same time (in Colorado) but I never knew him. Another much older book that I used in Alaska history in high school was written by Richard Andrews. What I liked it was it covered the Ruussian era well. Speaking of the Russian era in Alaska I recommend Lydia Black's "Russians in Alaska 1732-1867" --- Anyway  - YOU'RE PROABABLY SORRY YOU ASKED!!!!! :) :) :)

Comment by Apposite on April 1, 2018 at 8:13pm

Gloria,

I read bits and pieces of Michener's book Alaska; my uncle Roy is mentioned in it as well because of a moose the would stick its head through the kitchen window over the sink and was fed (pancakes if I recall properly). I am not a fan of Michener as he seems more sensational than real to me, kind of "historylite" in my opinion. I can see his appeal to the armchair traveler however. I PUT John McPhee and Joe McGuinness in the same category - popular as such but light on substance.  His book "Sports in America" wasn't bad in my opinion although it has been decades since I read it. If you really want to read some good books on Alaska I recommend "Fifty Miles from Tomorrow" by Willie Hensley, "Alaska, a History of the the 49th State" by Claus Naske(A bit dated however) and anything by Stephen Haycox, particularly "Alaska: An American Colony". I would start with Hensley, an Inupiaq Eskimo chiefly responsible for put the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act together. It written in a conversational, humble, and unpretentious way, much like the man himself who I have only met briefly a few times. He signed the copy of the book I own and is a Facebook friend I am proud to say.

Comment by Gloria Helmer / Datsunlvr on April 1, 2018 at 4:23am

Apposite ... You're living the dream I let get away many years ago. LOL! To me, Alaska is one of the last wild, truly breathtaking places left in the world. I have a few good friends that live there including my bestie that lives in Wasilla. One of my favorite books about AK is the one written years ago by James Michener. I'd be very interested on your take of his book, "Alaska."

Comment by rapa on March 31, 2018 at 12:00pm

Today I read that the author Anita Shreve, age 71, died in New Hampshire of cancer. Her first novel, THE PILOT'S WIFE was made into a movie. This week I picked up her last novel released last year THE STARS ARE FIRE .  She'll be missed!

Comment by Apposite on March 30, 2018 at 9:46pm

Rapa, it's the kind of book she would read; I'll have to ask her.

 

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