Category Archives: Shout Out Blog

Travel by Book

In my latest blog for the library I share my recommendations for summer reading, novels set in idyllic vacation spots. Sometimes throwing people together in a new environment upsets the status quo, making for drama, intrigue, and unexpected revelations. Perfect ingredients … Continue reading

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Downsizing and Moving On

Are you ready to move from your Big House to a Tiny House? My latest blog for MCPL is full of advice for baby boomers trying to declutter and downsize: Downsizing and Moving On

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Exploring Your DNA

My latest blog for the library (MCPL) is a companion piece to On Learning I’m English. It includes a reading list on how genetic science has revolutionized the study of human origins and prehistory. Plus a great novel about the last … Continue reading

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Versailles

My latest blog for Montgomery County Public Libraries is about my visit to Versailles this summer. I recommend books about the palace and Louis XIV, the Sun King, as well as music of the period. http://montgomerycountypubliclibraries.blogspot.com/2016/10/versailles.html

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On The Road

In On The Road, the latest of my occasional blogs for Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) I revisit the Golden Age of motoring. Is a renaissance underway for the Great American Road Trip?

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From MCPL’s Shout Out blog

I still write occasionally for the blog of my former professional home, MCPL. Here I review a recent book about my beloved English Lake District: Counting Sheep

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