Ballard and Sandrine are traveling on a seemingly endless journey down the Amazon river. This one-night read covers the story of twenty-five years of their very emotionally charged life. They are on a yacht with a crew they never see because that’s one of their rules. They hear strange sounds and have many weird experiences. Only Peter Straub can make a story so disturbing.
From KDLA: Historic Confederate pension applications now available online The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the KDLA website, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county, and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians, and anyone interested in Civil War history. The files are available at the Confederate Pension search page. The Confederate Pension Act was passed by the … Continue reading
Emma Forrest is 33 years old, and the film rights to her memoir, Your Voice In My Head, have already been acquired. At 13 she was writing stories for the London Evening Standard. At 16 she had her own column in the Sunday Times. She was contributing to the Guardian, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the Independent by the age of 21. At 22 she published her first book, Namedropper. It was very well received, as were the other two novels … Continue reading
Spring is upon us; the flowers are blooming, allergies are flaring, and home projects are on the horizon in preparation for warmer months. So, put on your working clothes, throw on your favorite tunes, and use these beautiful days to tackle all of those do-it-yourself plans that you’ve been putting off all year. Home Improvement Reference Center, offered by EBSCOhost, can assist you with all of your big projects or ideas, and may even provide you with new ones! The … Continue reading
What do you think of when someone says the word “library?” Books, probably. Maybe story time for little ones? Libraries today are so, so, so much more than that, and are a perfect place to save you and your family a bundle of money each year. If you haven’t visited the library in a while, now’s a good time to plan a trip there and learn about all the activities and services. But before you do – or in case … Continue reading
This is a 2011 movie about a parallel Earth that appears in the sky one night. It’s explained by orbits behind the sun. The movie never actually goes to the other Earth so that’s a bit disappointing. It’s mostly a story about the decisions and mistakes we make in life. We follow the life of a young woman who is living with the consequences of her actions. The ending isn’t very exciting but I enjoyed it because they don’t just … Continue reading