THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Book of the Month: The Bridges of Madison County
Let's start the very first Book of the Month for 2013 with a question for the forum:
Can you name a book or literary piece that features a bridge (or bridges) serving as a centerpiece to an even bi... Posted on 1/17/13 at 9:21 AM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Opinions Get Us Into Trouble
Most of us tend to have an opinion. I sure do on just about any subject except where we should eat tonightmuch to the huzs chagrin. With technological advances and the trappings that have come with t... Posted on 7/13/12 at 7:30 AM
JAMESTOWN COLLEGE NEWS A Desert of Snow
North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode and Associate Poet Laureate Rick Watson will present A Desert of Snow, an evening of songs, readings and improvisations, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 in the ... Posted on 1/13/12 at 3:31 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #46 - Should I watch the game or read a book?
I was torn this past Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings were playing late that afternoon but I was also smack dab in the middle of a great book. I've never claimed to be a huge Vikings fan. In fact, I grew... Posted on 9/14/11 at 2:51 PM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! To Be or Not To Be... Silly
I watched a delightful movie this weekend. Or maybe I watched a terrible movie. Or maybe I watched one of the greatest plays in English literature. It's kind of hard to tell, since what I saw was Myst... Posted on 10/18/10 at 2:35 PM
Students at Washington Elementary School in Valley City, N.D., are spending more time reading, thanks to a program led by instructors at Valley City State University.
Last year, VCSU education professors Amy Anderson and Joan Aus wanted to provide academic enrichment in literacy for Washington Elementary. The professors work frequently with the staff and students at Washington due to the student teaching practicums and other programs, so the two know the school and its students well.
The Christian book business, optimistic that a little literary escapism might be an antidote for readers in hard times, is turning to bonnets, buggies and bloodsuckers.
Even as Christian publishing suffers during the recession — one study found net sales for Christian retailers were down almost 11 percent in 2008 — several publishing houses are adding or expanding their fiction lines with both the tame (Amish heroines) and boundary-pushing (Christian vampire lit).
Fargo’s Barnes and Noble book store is conducting a student essay contest that encourages kids to think about the roles women have played in the founding of this country, settling of the West and other parts played in the history of the United States.
It’s all about reading — reading in a group, reading individually, reading out loud or reading in a high school English class. Not too surprisingly, it’s called the Big Read and it will be in Jamestown from April 12 to May 10.
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