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The Adult Readers' Blog
My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
Find out what the universe has to offer by checking out the reboot of the classic book and television series, Cosmos by Sagan. Is Neil deGrasse Tyson replacing Sagan as the new Mr. Universe? He demoted Pluto and is the author some great books. He also wrote the introduction to the new edition of Cosmos and is the host of the new series. He gets my vote. Brains and humor are an unbeatable combination in my book.
Brian Greene is one of my other candidates. He's the author of many excellent and mind-blowing books. Don't miss the chance to attend online classes at World Science U –FOR FREE! Brian Greene is teaching classes there.
Last but not least, is Alan Lightman. Alan Lightman is the author of an old favorite, Einstein's Dreams. I'm currently enjoying his new book The Accidental Universe.
The envelope, please…and the winner is…!
The Oscars, fab films with wonderful acting but don't forget to check out the books...Read more
A wire fox terrier named Sky recently won the Westminster Dog Show. It reminded me of a pedigreed wire fox terrier I once knew and...Read more
"A Light that Never Goes Out: the Enduring Saga of The Smiths" by Tony Fletcher
This is a detailed story of the band The Smiths by a clearly ardent fan that would certainly be of interest to other fans of the band (like myself), but also to anyone following the history of indie music. They are such an English band, and the author details many locations and subtexts that may not be readily apparent to those who are not native Mancunians or familiar with British pop culture and local history. He talks about all of the band’s influences and shows the reader where they fit into musical history. This is a really thick book of 704 pages covering the span of the band’s life, so there’s a lot of detail here, considering they were only together for 6 years.
"Me before You: a novel" by Jojo Moyes
Me before You is the story of Louisa Clark, and Will Traynor. “Lou” is a small town British girl, living with her zany family, and a waitress in a small Tea Shoppe. She answers an ad in the paper for a companion to a young man, and is hired for her likability and cheerfulness. Will, who was once a very active man, had an accident and is now a quadriplegic. His depression and sorrow are understood, but his mother would like him to live life in a different way. What follows is a combining of heart and soul, as these two unlikely people share their lives careening toward an unbelievable ending.
"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier
In the early 1850’s Quaker sisters, Honor and Grace Bright, set sail for America. They begin a journey to Ohio where Grace will marry Adam Cox, a Quaker, who has settled near Oberlin, Ohio. In Pennsylvania Grace contacts Yellow Fever and dies. With the help of strangers, Honor continues to Ohio. Her arrival, instead of her sister Grace, is an unwelcome surprise to the small Cox household. While Honor struggles to adapt to the Quaker Community in America, she, unwittingly, becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. Once again, Tracy Chevalier has written an informative and compelling historical novel.