Monday, September 25, 2017

The Man Who Invented Billy the Kid

The Man Who Invented Billy the Kid 

Song of the Day

I Miss the Old Days

Raquel Welch: The Classic Beauty of the 1960s

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Or Maybe You Do

10 Things You May Not Know About the Pinkertons

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Viña Delmar, The Marriage Racket, Avon, 1946

16 Epic Facts About 'Spartacus'

16 Epic Facts About 'Spartacus'

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The Most Interesting Bugs in the World

Forgotten Hits: September 25th

Forgotten Hits: September 25th: "The Letter" by The Box Tops holds on to the #1 spot on the chart as "Never My Love" by The Association jumps from #6 to #2.  The rest of the Top Five hold steady from the week before.  "Higher And Higher" by Jackie Wilson is up from #9 to #6 and "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison and "I Dig Rock And Roll Music" by Peter, Paul and Mary enter The Top Ten for the first time at numbers 9 and 10 respectively. 

SuperChart included.

25 Books About Teachers & Schools

Up the Down Staircase by Bel KaufmanHigher Learning: 25 Books About Teachers & Schools in Literature: For most of us, schools and teachers have played a big role in our lives. Discover a wide selection of books about schools, the students that attend them, and the teachers that dedicate their lives to educating young people. Touching, amusing and enlightening - you're bound to be educated by this reading list.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kit Reed, R. I. P.

Kit Reed, June 7, 1932 — September 24, 2017: Reed was the author of 16 novels and 10 collections, including the Campbell nominee Where (2016), Tiptree Award nominee Little Sisters of the Apocalypse (1994), and Shirley Jackson Award nominee The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories (2013).

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

There's an evil clown donut delivery service in Texas

It's National Punctuation Day!

NPD logoNational Punctuation Day

The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly

The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, the First Self-Service Grocery Store

Song of the Day

The Spy Museum

More Than 5,000 Objects of Espionage Are Coming to the Spy Museum: The trove of cool artifacts comes from the world’s largest private collection of spycraft

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I Miss the Old Days

24 Color Snapshots of Women Posing with Flowers in the 1960s

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Viña Delmar, Loose Ladies, Avon, 1946

Winners of the Honey & Wax Women's Book-Collecting Prize

Winners of the Honey & Wax Women's Book-Collecting Prize

How English Was Made

How English Was Made

Celeste Ng: By the Book

Celeste Ng: By the Book: The author of, most recently, “Little Fires Everywhere,” often returns to “The Count of Monte Cristo”: “Right now, I see it as an exploration of the complexities of good and evil and how easily one shifts into the other.”

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dead to Begin With By Bill Crider: Review/Giveaway

Dead to Begin With By Bill Crider: Review/Giveaway | Kings River Life Magazine: We are excited this week to have a review of the latest mystery by Bill Crider, and an interesting interview with Bill. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Dead to Begin With. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The best 'bad' episodes of 'Star Trek'

Song of the Day

How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire

How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire: “Mr. Chairman, I am against all foreign aid, especially to places like Hawaii and Alaska,” says Senator Fussmussen from the floor of a cartoon Senate in 1962. In the visitors’ gallery, Russian agents Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are deciding whether to use their secret “Goof Gas” gun to turn the Congress stupid, as they did to all the rocket scientists and professors in the last episode of “Bullwinkle.”

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I Miss the Old Days

American Actresses Who Defined the Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1940s: The 1930s and 1940s that marked by the Great Depression and leading into World War II is remembered as Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Russell Higgins, Bad Woman, Quarter Books, 1950

As Well They Should Have

Children Used to Learn About Death and Damnation With Their ABCs: In 19th-century New England, the books that taught kids how to read had a Puritanical morbidity to them

10 Terrific Facts About Stephen King

10 Terrific Facts About Stephen King 

Forgotten Hits: September 23rd

Forgotten Hits: September 23rd: The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform America's All-Time Favorite Psychedelic Song "Incense And Peppermints" on American Bandstand.

C. S. Lewis' 1937 Review of The Hobbit

C. S. Lewis' 1937 Review of The Hobbit: “The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at play. A more important truth is that both belong to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own—a world that seems to have been going on long before we stumbled into it but which, once found by the right reader, becomes indispensable to him. Its place is with Alice, Flatland, Phantastes, The Wind in the Willows.