Interview with Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, about her new memoir Stories of My Life

Interview with Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, about her new memoir Stories of My Life

11 Reasons Libraries Are The Best Places To Hang Out

11 Reasons Libraries Are The Best Places To Hang Out

Parks and Recreation. Leslie: "I know Tammy seems scary, but really she’s just a manipulative, psychotic, library book pedaling, sex crazed, She Demon." Megan Mullally as Tammy Swanson, the librarian from Parks and Recreation, Season Episode 4

Super-active students are over-scheduled | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2010

Nonstop

Super-active students are over-scheduled | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2010

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child is a must-read for all fans of this wonderful woman!  I was hooked before the end of the first chapter, which relates her initial appearance on an academic talk show on WGBH (pre-FRENCH CHEF).   This is no reverential, scholarly work--it's just plain fun!  I think Julia would have approved.  I'm hauling it to the lake cabin, where my family plans to eat LOTS of good food!

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child is a must-read for all fans of this wonderful woman! I was hooked before the end of the first chapter, which relates her initial appearance on an academic talk show on WGBH (pre-FRENCH CHEF). This is no reverential, scholarly work--it's just plain fun! I think Julia would have approved. I'm hauling it to the lake cabin, where my family plans to eat LOTS of good food!

For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts.  Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore.  Above are images from two randomly selected manuscripts, both from the mid-1600s.  Look closely, and you might get some pointers on how to prevent bed…

For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts. Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore. Above are images from two randomly selected manuscripts, both from the mid-1600s. Look closely, and you might get some pointers on how to prevent bed…

The Decoration of Houses by Alexandra Stoddard, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003156C8A/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IliLpb0NDD8ZP

The Decoration of Houses by Alexandra Stoddard, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003156C8A/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IliLpb0NDD8ZP

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