Books

Book Review: Mark Binder's Transmit Joy!
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Mark Binder’s Transmit Joy!

  Kids, usually regardless of their age, love being read to (some adults can appreciate this as well, which is ...

Book Review: Rory O'Brien's Summerland
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Rory O’Brien’s Summerland

Rory O’Brien has written an enjoyable piece of historical fiction set in the high brow of Newport in 1892. The World’s ...

Books are Magic
August 4, 2016 1 commentby

Books are Magic

I’m a nerd. A nerd with an obsessive book buying problem. It’s an occupational hazard — I’m an English teacher ...

Revelations that Bring Together Heaven and Earth
August 4, 2016 No Commentby

Revelations that Bring Together Heaven and Earth

    Approaching their twilight years, aging baby boomers might occasionally think about their impending mortality, even contemplating what happens ...

Book Review: Bill Reynolds' Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream
July 20, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Bill Reynolds’ Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream

Bill Reynolds, long-trusted sports columnist for The Providence Journal, has great talent for finding teen athletes in Rhode Island, recognizing ...

Steven Manchester's The Changing Season
June 22, 2016 No Commentby

Steven Manchester’s The Changing Season

  This is a coming-of-age tale about Billy, a recent high school graduate, during his last summer of carefree kid-dom ...

Icy, Creamy, Healthy Sweet: A Cookbook, Not an Oxymoron.
June 15, 2016 No Commentby

Icy, Creamy, Healthy Sweet: A Cookbook, Not an Oxymoron.

  As a child of the ‘70s, my memory of frozen summer treats includes Popsicles loaded with red dye number ...

Local Beach Reads
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

Local Beach Reads

Reading can serve as an incredible escape during the summer — either from the heat or from the fact that ...

Book Review: Jeff Danielian's Walking Further
May 25, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Jeff Danielian’s Walking Further

Walking Further picks up where Seasonal Ramblings, Danielian’s first poetry collection, left off. The poems are strong but have a ...

Book Review: Heather Rigney's Hunting the Merrow
March 30, 2016 No Commentby

Book Review: Heather Rigney’s Hunting the Merrow

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to learn that a book was coming out. Waking the ...