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National Book Award Nominees Announced

The National Book Award shortlists were announced this past week, and a number of great books available at the Greenville Public Library were among the nominees. 262 more words

Book Lists

not difficult (Sengcan quote, Roz Chast cartoon)

“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” –Sengcan


Organ Music?

I’ve been officially 57 for not even a week now and so far it’s not been altogether exciting. In fact, it’s just a bit depressing. I’m really not trying to be a chronic complainer here.  1,042 more words


Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words

by Mo

What garish, ghoulish, droolish, schoolgirlish little words of love sputter forth from the mouth of a longtime fan of Stephin Merritt? I could tell you about my first encounter with his music, circa 1996, and how Mr. 423 more words

Reads and Recs (and the Daily Photo)

A full write-up of my favorite reads from the last week ain’t gonna happen tonight, but I do hope you’ll consider sampling one of these books or articles. 117 more words


Roz Chast book a winner

Read Roz Chast’s best-selling memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” in one sitting. It’s a heroic, poignant, funny book about how she coped with her parents’ painful descent into senility and the ravages of old age. 9 more words