Feb 5, 2013
English history fans are abuzz with the news of the discovery of the remains of Richard III, portrayed by Shakespeare as an evil, deformed, power-hungry  murderer of the Little Princes in the...
Feb 4, 2013
Neshama’s Choices for 1st week in FebruaryThis installment: an old favorite to listen to, a cult classic movie, a girl abducted by fairies (contemporary version), and a space odyssey with...
Jan 31, 2013
 I have been listening to a downloaded audio of The Jefferson Key, by Steve Berry, a  compelling and  delightfully preposterous  political thriller involving a secret...
Football and American flag
Jan 29, 2013
Go  49ers!  Want to get in the football mood to prepare for the SuperBowl this Sunday?  Check out the 10  featured DVDs on our Movies page and you’ll be gridiron-ready!...
Jan 10, 2013
Six of the nine movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award of 2012 are based on books.  Read the book, see the movie, and be the judge: which is better?Argo is based on the book by the...
Jan 7, 2013
The web and print media are rife with “best book of 2012” lists right now.    I’m curious about what our local Marin County “Best Reads of 2012” list...
Jan 7, 2013
This installment: three novels-- a complex story exploring cyber-bullying, adoption trials, and a lost daughter; Asian-American college students politicized and confused two decades later; and the...
Jan 4, 2013
In the past, I have blogged the first sentences of popular books--how an author immediately sets the tone and introduces the plot or character.  Lately, I started paying attention to final...
Dec 31, 2012
This installment: Wacky linked stories, a beach read to warm you up, and more short stories full of jaunty courage.       The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents

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Dec 24, 2012
 This installment: another cozy island novel, an exhilarating Wild West extravaganza, and a scary psychological thriller.    Island Apart by Steven Raichlen

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