"The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries."        Descartes

Toured B&N, passed Borders, and traveled the Amazon? Try these:

Bas Bleu

Catalog for female readers

Book Crossings

An interesting way to share books


Mostly children's books, but a few great home, family and adult titles.

Dear Reader

The site that sends you sample pages of a new book each week.

Digital Books

75,000 free full text books.

Nancy Pearl

You can also hear  this  librarian on NPR.


A great spot to find a specific title and then check local libraries for availability. 


Here is the place to search for books, videos, etc.




Check out this  title:

Mornings on Horseback

by David McCullough

A wonderful biography on the family, childhood, and early adult life of Theodore Roosevelt. I have a much better understanding of his parents,  siblings,  childhood asthma, and  first marriage. Living on Long Island gives me the opportunity to view some of the places mentioned in this remarkable story of a fascinating life. A great read!

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A classic revisited:

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volohonsk

I loved this book. I loved the characters: especially Levin, Kitty, Stiva (the charmer with the "smile like almond butter").  I have fond memories of Kitty caring for Levin's brother, and Levin and Kitty at the birth of their son.I felt like I was sharing in the characters' joys and heartaches. A memorable experience.

The opening line is a classic: "All happy families are alike: each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. "  This translation makes the story come alive.

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From my personal bookmark collection:

 The Red Poppy festival occurs the second weekend in May. Originally it was called May Days and was celebrated at the time of  Mother's Day and Prom. There is nothing to equal the beauty of springtime wildflowers in Texas!


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