Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan. “Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was … Continue reading Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

William James, an Original Thinker

On January 11, philosopher, writer, and psychologist Williams James was born in 1842. James was instrumental in establishing Harvard's psychology department, which at its inception was tied to the department of philosophy. James himself remained unconvinced that psychology was in fact a distinct discipline, writing in his 1892 survey of the field, Psychology: Briefer Course, … Continue reading William James, an Original Thinker

Happy Birthday SciFi Lover, Jimi Hendrix

Happy Birthday, Sci-Fi Lover, Jimi Hendrix. Born #OTD in 1943, Jimi always lived in a bit of a #fantasy world – as a kid, he carried around a broomstick he’d pretend to play for over a year, till he saved up enough for a guitar. Growing up in Seattle, Jimi had a hectic family life … Continue reading Happy Birthday SciFi Lover, Jimi Hendrix

Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Think you can write over 1,400 works of #drama in your lifetime? This guy Lope De Vega managed to during the 1,500's. Born #OTD in 1562 he was an outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age, author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 … Continue reading Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Tonight’s Poetry Friday

I made a #reading friend at work and she has supplied me with a few reads from local #southernillinois authors. Here, local writer and fellow #iraqwar Veteran shares poetry from 2012-2016. Thanks patti for fueling my thoughts. I think I'll return the favor🤗📖 #poetry #poetrycommunity #amreading #FridayReads #book #booklovers #BookWorm #POEMS #poetweet #poetryofinstagram #poemsporn #poemsofinstagram … Continue reading Tonight’s Poetry Friday

Book Sale This Weekend for #BooksGiving

We love our Library, do you? Marion Carnegie Library. Book Sale this weekend, beginning on Friday, and Saturday is #BooksGiving Day! They are located at 206 S Market St, Marion, Illinois.  Sale begins Friday November 22 at 9am and goes until Saturday at 4pm.  Check out their event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2642772699106959/

Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale

This young man sits on the side of Empire Road in Johannesburg and instead of begging, he provides book reviews. He collects books, reads them, and provides reviews for people passing by. If you like the review, he will try to sell you the book. This is how he makes a living. Have you seen … Continue reading Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale