A New York Times article in October claimed that "incongruously and with regularity, this is a generation that yells." The ensuing controversy has mixed up a slurry of affirmations, denials and rationales on child rearing practices. As a mom whose adult daughter still squirms when I whisper at her, I ask you, "What's a mother, or father, to do?"
The Jane Austen Book Club for November meets on Monday, the 9th at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room at the Jackson District Library Carnegie building, 244 W.
Bouchercon 2009 is the world's largest conference of mystery writers and fans. This year, its fortieth, was held in Indianapolis, a brisk 3.5 hour drive from Jackson. 1500 authors and fans gathered for four days of discussions, hilarity and networking. I have been wanting to go for several years, and this year I finally made it. I met many of my favorite authors, met lots of other fans, and was exposed to many, many new authors, I've seldom met so many nice people. The writers were so kind and approachable. Not surprisingly, they are delighted to he
Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled, again So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances. We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave. on October 12th.