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Furry Logic’s 10th Anniversary Edition: A Little Bit of Snark and a Lot of Cute

Furry Logic’s 10th Anniversary Edition has a lot to recommend it. It is a small, colorful book with a large cat face on the cover - what’s not to like? The book can be read and enjoyed in as little as 10 minutes if you have a squirming toddler on your lap or can be lingered over at your leisure. Best of all, the book has Jane Seabrook’s detailed paintings of animals that render them lifelike with expressions nad body positions that complement the text.

“The Other Language” is a Warm Delight

To me, winter’s cabin fever and shorter days call for travel to warm climes and books of lighter subject matter than in the larger tomes I promise myself I will read before spring’s active months. Francesca Marciano’s The Other Language, a collection of 9 stories about change set in various places in present-day Europe, Africa and the USA, was a balm to my fleece-covered, travel-starved soul.

An Enlightened Road Trip

I wish Tantric Coconuts had been published 20 years earlier. If so, I would have been saved from a stupendously dull class on Comparative Major Religions taught by a professor who demonstrably hated all humans. What she failed to impart in 3 months was easily and entertainingly encapsulated in the 304 pages of Greg Kincaid’s Tantric Coconuts.

East Meets West on Sesame Street

On July 18th, 88.9 WCVE Public Radio’s Vice-President Bill Miller, News Director Wayne Farrar and I hosted visitors from Pakistan and the US State Department. Freelance writer and Islamabad radio host Murtaza Solangi, radio executive Zulfiqar Ali Shah and State Department producer Peter Spatharis were here as part of the State Department’s Co-op program which brings international media personnel to the USA to visit media outlets and report on a variety of topics.

Murder Most Virginia

I am generally not a fan of short stories. They are almost universally too spare in even rudimentary character description, too thematically simple and often resolved with a slap-dash finality that is unsatisfying. However, as a reader of intelligent mysteries, I was willing to give short stories in a favorite genre a try.

Celebrate World Book Night with a Free Paperback

April 23 is World Book Night, an annual event committed to encouraging reading, particularly among light and non-readers. Each April 23--the UNESCO International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday--thousands of volunteers give away 500,000 new paperback books to people in their communities. The idea started in the United Kingdom in 2011 and the first U. S. World Book Night was celebrated in 2012.

They Had Me At Pie

Back Roads: People, Places and Pie around Virginia is the collaborative effort of Bob Brown, the award-winning photographer at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and first photojournalist inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame and Bill Lohmann, a Richmond native who has written for the Richmond Times-Dispatch since 1992. Back Roads’ text is genial, concise and astute, while the photos tell their story in the same succinct, observant manner.

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