October 4 2008

Oh, My Aching Back!

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Can the new Amazon Kindle be the answer to textbook weight woes?

Booktalk written and performed by Maggie Moran!

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September 26 2008

Wild Trees

wildtrees.jpg Just on a dare three college students climb a giant redwood and discover a whole ecosystem unknown to man!

 Booktalk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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September 21 2008

Mississippi Autobiographies

MS.jpg  Mississippi autobiographies mentioned:

  Richard Wright's Black Boy

  Mildred Topp's Smile Please

  Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings

  Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi

  Edward Cohen's The Peddler’s Grandson

  Kevin Sessums' Mississippi Sissy

  Booktalk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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September 7 2008

The Botany of Desire

bofd.jpg  Why are we attracted to certain plants?  Michael Pollan explains, through four different examples (apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato), mankind is swayed by sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control.

Booktalk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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September 6 2008

Confederates in the Attic

confeds.jpgThe NWCC Reading Round Table met Aug 26, 2008 to discuss this book.  A lot of thoughts hit the room, and many found it hard to be silent.  Good Stuff!  This is not an audio of the meeting, but rather a booktalk to encourage participants to read.  This article appeared in the papers 2 weeks before we met.

 Booktalk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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September 3 2008

Mudbound

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 The perfect book in which to anchor The Southern Reading Challenge of 2008!

Book Talk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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Jimmy’s Stars

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New young adult (YA) fiction for 2008!

Book Talk written and performed by Maggie Moran.

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