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merrill-markoe's picture
Apr.12.2009
I found this ad for Camel cigarettes yesterday in a Christmas issue of Women's Home Companion from 1936. In case you can't read it, the copy says...
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matthew-biberman's picture
Apr.12.2009
The Louisville Courier newspaper ran a feature on my memoir Big Sid's Vincati today.  To read the article follow this link: http://www.courier-...
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kathryn-stripling-byer's picture
Apr.12.2009
Ivy, Sing Ivory 1 Like women, the dogwoods go nowhere and wait for their season, the sun coming back like a sea-roving laddie. By May Day the...
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evelyn-sharenov's picture
Apr.12.2009
I have a shelf of books I will probably never read - The Art of Racing in the Rain, Merle's Door, The Dogs Who Found Me, From Baghdad with Love, A...
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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Apr.12.2009
You are unloading the dishwasher.  We ran the dishwasher last night. There were three or four days of dirty dishes in the dishwasher.  It was time to...
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kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Apr.12.2009
...(but I don't think I'd have watched it, anyway - ANOTHER over-the-top mall cop movie? I had no interest in the first one.) From the NYT review of...
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terry-spear's picture
Apr.12.2009
What makes books rare? Not very many of them to go around, right??? Okay, so I've decided that the books I have with publishers that aren't in wide...
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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Apr.12.2009
Even though it is spring break, I am still busy teaching, as I have a new online novel class that just started at UCLA and a short, one month online...
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rosy-cole's picture
Apr.12.2009
    After a while, I emerged from that winter solstice of the spirit, entombed by dark days, as out of a long, long dream. It was far worse...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.12.2009
I wish my readers who celebrate Easter or Passover a joyful time with family and friends. My California granddaughter, CC, is in town for the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Aug.03.2009
I was browsing through one of my mother's cookery books tonight, it is dated 1985, a gift from her sister, both deceased now. Some pages are stained...
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quenntis-ashby's picture
Aug.03.2009
The baby slid out of its mother in one final push of unseen muscles. It cried. It laughed. It spoke. It sang. And its mother? Silent. Blind. Dead....
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susan-brown's picture
Aug.03.2009
I read a book recently that I want to recommend to everyone:  "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese.  In a nutshell, the novel is a...
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rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.03.2009
There is a slight fog cover this morning in Sunny California. The sky is slowly opening, a hand taking the gray lid, unrolling it to expose a...
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susan-brown's picture
Aug.03.2009
This is the text of a letter of recommendation written for KidTwo by her supervisor down in Bogota after she (KidTwo) finished her six-week summer...
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sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.03.2009
August 3   SHARING    Please take a bite of my PB&J.  I made it myself.  It is fine as it is. I slathered the bread and cut it so neatly; still I...
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john-braun's picture
Aug.03.2009
I want to start out that I am not one for conspiracy theories. Do I think it's possible that, at times, there is more to a situation than appears on...
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nina-milton's picture
Aug.03.2009
As a children’s writer, I am bound to be influenced by the books I read as a child, but when I look back, the strangest, most obscure books have left...
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john-baker's picture
Aug.03.2009
Pending – preposition   while awaiting; until. in the period before the decision or conclusion of. remaining...
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daniel-yaryan's picture
Aug.02.2009
Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts Round III – This third installment, “Round III” of this spellbinding poetry series takes place at Bird & Beckett (...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.