Wednesday, October 22, 2008

did you know!

tom on the run - photo credit - mary ellen matthews

did you know tom hanks has a blog??? well heres what he wrote today,and heres where to check out his blog here "toms page" and check out his videos too,there way funny!

"My Summer Reading 2008

And, here's my reading list from the past summer. Sorry I have been remiss in keeping the MySpace page hip to my book-stack, but I was working (poor excuse) -- "the lazy librarian blames his work load"...

A WORLD LIT ONLY BY FIRE -- By Wm. Manchester. My second read of this window on life in the Dark Ages. Do you think you know the story of Galileo, Thomas More, and Megellan? Maybe you do, maybe you don't. Read this book and see how electricity and pencils haven't made all that much difference in human behavior.

HORSEMAN, PASS BY --By Larry McMurtry. "L McC" wrote this long ago, but that doesn't mean it won't make you howlin' sad. Calling another of his books 'vintage McMurtry' doesn't do justice to the work or the artist.

QUENTINS by Maeve Binchy. Want to go to Ireland and fall in love with an Irish girl? Can't afford the airfare? Read Binchy!

ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S INCREDIBLE VOYAGE - by Alfred Lansing. Okay, you may think the language will be an obstacle -- it's not. You may think the story is boring (trapped in the ice? Yawn.) -- it's not. You may have seen the TV movie -- so what. You. Will. Be. Fascinated. And. Will not. Believe. Human beings. Could. Survive this. But they did, every single man.

NORTH RIVER -- by Pete Hamill. The most lucky I have been in the last year was a rainy weekend in the mountains. There was only me, my dog, and NORTH RIVER. Travel in time to the 1930's and meet people who would shine in any decade. Immediately ordered all Hamill's works from my neighborhood bookstore.

MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR -- by Herman Wouk. Old-school pot-boiler of that Morgentstern girl growing up in NYC in 1936. Not finished yet so neither is this revi...."