Sandra visits the Central Library for serendipitous browsing: scouting new authors and reigniting intellectual passions.
Sandra enjoys wandering the stacks at the Central Library on Sundays when her neighborhood branch library is closed and parking is free at the downtown meters. "If anyone ever asks me the most valuable item in my purse," says Sandra, "It's my library card."
Cycling. The sport of professional cycling is one of the most unique, bizarre and passionate sports viewed and participated in worldwide.
Two days ago, pro-cyclist Wouter Weylandt from Belgium, age 26, died on a descent just 12.4 miles from the finish line during the Giro D'Italia pro-cycling tour of Italy.
The sport of professional cycling yields danger each day as cyclists bike up to 244 kilometers (+) or 155 miles per day for up to three weeks straight, with perhaps a two or three day break the entire time.
This time around our travels take us to the darker side of the city.
Are you ready for the seamier side of your favorite city? The Akashic Books city noir series combines two of my favorite things: noir mysteries and great cities. Each anthology features original stories (by authors such as Lawrence Block, Stewart O'Nan, Pete Hamill and Michael Connelly) set in a "distinct neighborhood or location within the city."
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
I love my child dearly. It has been the hardest, most frustrating, most joyous, and most rewarding thing I've ever done. Some days it is nice to know you aren't crazy and your experiences aren't unique. The following books have brought me some comfort and laughs:
I've always been taken on an interesting journey exploring the terrain of Japanese novels.
Japanese authors offer an array of characters reaching from the subtle layers mist to an ocean of depth and current in character development, so much so the characters become imprinted into our imagination.
The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters, on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.
Eleanor Brown's debut novel, The Weird Sisters, is the story of the Andreas family, whose motto might as well be "There's no problem a library card can't solve." When Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia (named after Shakespeare heroines by their professor father) return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, they love each other. They just don't happen to like each other very much.
Parks are wonderful places to play, hike, skateboard, play with a dog, take a walk, spend time with a significant other or do a variety of other activities. With many trees just beginning to flower, it is a great time to plan a visit so you can dream of summer. DPL has books and DVDs about state and national parks here in Colorado.
The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Cort McMeel, author of Short, at Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Short is Mr. McMeel's debut novel, and it's a thrilling voyeuristic tour through the subculture of high-stakes energy trading and the larger than life men who run our markets. These men inhabit a world of intense stress, gluttony, and deception. Mr. McMeel received his MFA from Columbia University, and has worked both as a commodity broker and energy trader throughout his 13-year career in the power markets. He lives in Stapleton.