I’m going to tell you right off the bat that I’m going to cheat. This weeks marks the 2011 Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Yes, I have my favorite book bloggers and they know who they are. There are several which I follow religiously but mostly I simply enjoy looking at my RSS feed knowing that there are many other bookish people out there who like to share their experience reading. I’m a firm believer that reading was, and could be again, a social activity. In days of yore people use to sit around the fireplace taking turns reading passages out loud and discussing them. Those days were gone but they’re coming back. Instead of a glowing fire (sounds romantic but imagine the dirt, cinder and smoke) we have glowing computer screens and we don’t read out loud anymore but we certainly discuss the books. The beauty of it is that we can get opinions of people across the ocean and, based on our own depiction of reality, discuss how a certain book affected us in different ways. Book blogging also takes a huge amount of time, several hours a day to maintain a consistent blog (lots of reading and writing)….
Liane Vinson is a researcher in an animal testing facility, however, one of her favorite primates, a bonobo called Bea, starts to display the ability to speak.
Award winning author Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002). A scholar as well as an author, Mr. Gould won many awards for his work.
McMurtry can sure write cowboys, but the women lacked depth, each one was promiscuous on some level and wanted to lay one of the three cowboys
As it turned out there are font aficionados out there, enough to merit heavy discussions on IKEA changing its font and to religiously maintain Internet groups
Odd runs away to his old house, only to encounter Norse gods in the form of a bear (Thor), an eagle (Odin) and a fox (Loki) outsmarted by the frost giants
Mr. Enzmann’s sarcastic sense of humor shines through the pages. For example, the Austrian army’s generous handing out medals
Author and cartoonist Mort Walker is mostly known for creating the comic strip Beetle Bailey in 1950 as well as Hi and Lois in 1954
Decades after being liberated, the world treats the survivors differently. The perspective is not only that of the survivors themselves, but also of society
Even operations that seem mundane, such as smuggling out of the Soviet Union of Nikita Khrushchev’s secret speech gets an air of reverence and complexity