Kids Love to Read, Too

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram From a very young age, I knew I was different. I listened to the music of Nature, sang with birds, danced with the wind, sat quietly and dreamt with the Moon. Some kids would bully and make fun of me, which only forced me to not be like them. Imagine how liberating … Read More

In Celebration of Readers

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram Bravo to the Readers of this world. The power of the written word does not just come from the authors of books, but the many readers who take the time to sit, embrace, and bring meaning to what is read. Much like a singer, Readers transform the words of a book by … Read More

Why Book Clubs Are a Gift

By Barbara Whitney

by Barbara Whitney I have been a member of five book clubs around the world.  Starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, then moving back to Baltimore, Maryland and then overseas to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now  I am a member of two book clubs in Pike County.  Living overseas or transitioning back to the USA, is challenging without a … Read More

Writing About War

By Lucian Truscott IV

by Lucian Truscott IV It was November of 2003.  This country had invaded Iraq seven months previously, and I was sent over to “cover” the “war” by Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.  I flew into Kuwait on British Airways and caught a flight on an Air Force C-130 to BIAP, Baghdad International Airport, … Read More

Bring Your Book-Loving Self!

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris Have you ever thrown a pot-luck dinner? It goes something like this: you tell all your friends to, please, bring a dish – a favorite dish – one they really wanna share; and yes, you tell them, to please bring wine, and yes, of course, seltzer and/or bubbly water, and yes, yes, … Read More