Monday Nov 18
15 gift-worthy coffee table books for the holidays
The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give.
History of Hearst Ranch is focus of new book
The 240-page hardcover book by Victoria Kastner with 250 color and black-and-white photographs and a foreword by Stephen T. Hearst is due for publication by Abrams Books on Nov. 26. It’s available for $50 from online vendors, but also directly from the ranch by calling 927-4611 or going to www.hearstranch.com/book/ .
Laudator Temporis Acti
Books We Think We Have Read
"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites , a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae , loosely tied" by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" .
'Life After Life' on public TV
Next week's "North Carolina Bookwatch" on UNC Public Television will feature a rerun of host D.G. Martin's interview with Jill McCorkle about her latest novel, "Life After Life."
There are Complications
Eric Jong selects for The Huffington Post '6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read': Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontA« The story: A younger woman comes to serve as governess in an English country manor -- and falls for the mysterious owner of the house.