Flappers, jazz, Prohibition, bob haircuts, the Charleston, and wonderful books. Now that we’re solidly into the 2020s, it seems appropriate to take a voyage back 100 years to the 1920s to get a taste of the remarkable literature produced during that decade. We'll explore 10 of the best books from the 1920s and why they [...]
Faith Baldwin was one of the highest paid female romance authors in her day. She wrote over 100 novels and many of her books became movies. Because her genre is considered "light" by scholars, her legacy has faded in time. Join us as we let her story live on.
The Summer Solstice officially marks the beginning of summer on June 20, 2020. It is the longest day of the year as the north pole is at its greatest tilt towards the sun. On this day, the sun travels its longest path through the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the day with the [...]
This summer, many of us wish we were heading to the beach to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean or pool, and read a good book. This year, beaches and pools across the country may not open for business. The corona virus may keep us in our backyards for longer than we had [...]
After the long, dark, cold winter, spring peers around the corner and beckons us to wake up and reset our lives. It gives us hope for better days. Flowers begin to break through the solid ground and light the world with color. The Earth is renewing itself, and the cycle of life is once again [...]
The month of February is a time to reflect on the rich history and accomplishments of Americans with African ancestry. It's a time to reflect on what "Can Be". (A Reason to Celebrate and Share Our History by Cris Clay) It is a time to stand united and look forward to the future with optimism [...]
https://www.discoverbooks.com/Default.asp Where did Walt Disney get his ideas? Books of course! He was a creative genius who brought hundreds of stories to life through his animated art. The majority of his movies were based or loosely based on books and historical stories. Great books make great movies. Animation made the stories and characters come alive. [...]
Noah Webster. Photo is in the Public Domain in the United States "Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language." ~ Noah Webster Noah Webster was an academic by nature. His mother taught him at home spelling, [...]
The fall equinox is the marking point where light and darkness, day and night are equally balanced. One could say, "It's all downhill from here," as the daylight fades minute by minute for the next 3 months. Perhaps, there is a better way to look at it. Using the equinox, as a mile marker in [...]
Cinematography is powerful, no doubt. It leaves one breathless at times and a picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is - it isn't your picture. It is the director's picture and/or interpretation. That's the biggest difference between reading and watching. Reading allows you to be involved in the creation of the picture. The author lays the details out for you, but your mind fashions the image.