Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

  • The Worst of 2010:

    Feb 22, 11 • 1370 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!9 Comments

    Every year when the preview for the Oscars appears on TV, my mother flips out with absolute annoyance. “Who cares!” she yells. This year we were sealing her famous gravy (or spaghetti sauce), and on our way to my aunt and uncle‘s, when the conversation...

  • Another Confession:

    Jan 18, 11 • 982 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Confessions of a Military Wife by Mollie Gross Savas Beatie $25.00 The worst judgment placed upon me as a military wife came shortly after my husband left for his year-long deployment. I remember it vividly: As a physically challenged wife, my ability to...

  • End of the World Nears:

    Jan 11, 11 • 762 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    A Shore Thing by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Gallery $24.00 I have seen the sign; the end is near. Contrary to the belief of many it doesn’t concern the Arkansas River where 100,000 drum fish have gone belly-up. Nor does it involve the town of Beebe,...

  • An Involuntary Intimate, Part 27:

    Dec 28, 10 • 814 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    George’s new workplace was an office building beside a museum and a pump station. Only, the office building looked like a pump station, the pump station looked like a museum, and the museum looked like a penitentiary. When he tried to find the office...

  • A New Year for Faith:

    Dec 28, 10 • 1391 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Faith Alone: Stories of an Amazing Dog By Jude Stringfellow Xlibris, Corp $20.99 http://faiththedog.info As 2010 comes to an end, thousands of individuals will ponder what they want to achieve for the new year. They’ll consider it a second chance to start...

  • I’ll Be (Gone) for Christmas:

    Dec 21, 10 • 965 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    December: the most stressful month for any military spouse. Last week while I was at the mall, Christmas carolers stood in the atrium and bellowed nostalgic serenades. Instantly, I was reminded this will be the first Christmas my husband and I won’t be...

  • A New Chapter for Old Books:

    Nov 30, 10 • 1354 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Old Books on Front Street Grand Re-opening December 5th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 3 p.m. In the 1947 American classic, “Miracle on 34th Street,” the jolly old man, Kris Kringle, has a tender voice, a snow-white beard and a twinkle in his eye. And he holds...

  • A Sparks with Some Spark:

    Nov 9, 10 • 913 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Last September I peeked into my inbox and to my delight, found a few e-mails that confirmed my feelings toward Nicholas Sparks’ novel “Nights in Rodanthe.” I no longer felt like a complete insensitive bitch. Adding to my amusement was another offer I...

  • Local Lore and Mystery:

    Nov 2, 10 • 1426 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!3 Comments

    Murder at the Holiday Flotilla By: Ellen Hunter Magnolia Mystery Series Reading and signing: 11/5, 2 – 5 p.m. at Two Sisters Bookery, Cotton Exchange Cruise with the author: 11/6, 1 – 2:30 p.m., $15, including booksigning and mingling;...