Category Archives: Book Review

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed:  Little things that can change your life…and maybe the world By Admiral William H. McRaven Reviewed by Nina Walsh, June 28, 2017 at Chautauqua Institution This is a magical little book that can bring one hope, healing, … Continue reading

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Make It a Good Thanksgiving — Give of Yourself to Others

One of the blogs I follow is Ann Voskamp’s “A Holy Experience.”     She has just published a new book —The Broken Way.  After reading Chapter 6 — “What’s Even Better than a Bucket List,” I decided that chapter alone was … Continue reading

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Why Sinatra Matters — Book Review

WHY SINATRA MATTERS by Pete Hamill BOOK REVIEW by Nina Walsh I worked with a woman for several years who adored Frank Sinatra.  Me?  I was too young.  I did not know who he was.  Of course, I knew his … Continue reading

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Cheers to Ezra and Peter of “The Snowy Day!”

  100 years ago today, Jacob Ezra Katz was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish immigrant couple from Warsaw, Poland.  As his parents worried about his determination to be an artist, he had no formal training, but he learned art … Continue reading

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Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening

I read in the Writer’s Almanac today that Robert Frost published his poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” on this date in 1923 — 89 years ago!  My father had just turned 11 two days prior.  In 1947, … Continue reading

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The Awakening for FREE!

Being an English major in college, it surprises me I never encountered (or don’t remember) this book in my American Lit class.  Being a librarian, I am familiar with this title sitting on my fiction shelves. But I never picked … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Goodnight Moon!

Today, September 3, 2015, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is 68 years old!!!  That means, I should have had that book read to me as a young child.  But I didn’t.  We were regular … Continue reading

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