April 26, 2009
Quote of the week from Bob Herbert's New York Times April 24, 2009 column: "Weâ€™re confiscating shampoo from carry-on luggage at airports while at the same time handing out high-powered weaponry to criminals and psychotics at gun shows."
April 15, 2009
A very special thank you!
A thousand thank you's to our guest tonight at book club. It made the evening memorable and precious!
April 14, 2009
Book Club calendar
April 15 â€“ at Anneâ€™s - The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler
June 17 â€“ at Sarahâ€™s â€“
***we need to decide which of these to do***:
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (due out in paperback April 7, 2009)
And â€¦ ***save this for next year when it comes out in paperback*** - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (not yet in paperback) at Robertaâ€™s
April 6, 2009
Kudos to Annie for discovering and sharing the news of Billy Collins' Bigthink page He's my Poet/Hero.
How could one not love poetry after reading Billy Collins?
and a second hurrah to Annie for bringing to our attention the word epigraph!
Advantages of a slower pace
"People think that state schools like ours are low-key, laid back, and theyâ€™re right, we are,â€ť said Robert K. S. Wong, chairman of the physiology and pharmacology department at SUNY Downstate, who brought Dr. Sacktor with him from Columbia. â€śYou have less pressure to apply for grants, and you can take more time, I think, to work out your ideas."
Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory
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By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: April 5, 2009
which brings to mind a favorite phrase of a brilliant though much-maligned and now long-gone administrator: "thoughtful reflection on the profession"...
April 2, 2009
Book Club's LibraryThing page
This is just a reminder of the link to our LibraryThing page. I'll get it added to the links on the right, too.