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My Year of the Horse celebration has been faltering, so . . .

November 10, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Here’s an odd article from the Manchester Evening News. You may find this annoying, rather than moving, but four months have passed since my last horse post–I’ve been having poetic permission troubles–and if you didn’t already see this on Twitter, click the picture.

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And click here for the rest of this year’s celebration.

 

 

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Readings and Some Thoughts from Indiana Authors Award Winners

November 8, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Michael Shelden, Norbert Krapf and Kelsey Timmerman

The winners of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the National Author and Regional Author categories, and the finalists in the Emerging Author category, were introduced at the Indy Author Fair on October 25th.

Click on the picture to see the introductions, and then to watch the three winners, Michael Shelden (National Author), Norbert Krapf (Regional Author), and Kelsey Timmerman (Emerging Author), read from their works and share some thoughts.

In addition to the monetary award that each author received, each of them selected a public library in Indiana to receive a $2,500 grant:

• Michael Shelden, Monroe County Public Library
• Norbert Krapf, Jasper Public Library
• Kelsey Timmerman, Muncie Public Library

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T.V. Shows Based on Books

November 6, 2014 by Reader's Connection

From Selector Jessica Lawrence:

This year has seen some major big-screen book adaptations, and the small-screen isn’t far behind in its love for the literary world. Now that the fall T.V. lineup is here it has bestowed some tried-and-true as well as some brand new small-screen literary adaptations. The trend is steadily increasing in popularity and pilots have recently been requested for adaptations of Jean M. Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear , Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

With the plethora of small-screen adaptations out there, now is a great time to read the book and then explore the show. Check out this list of books that have been adapted to the small-screen over the last few years.

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

 

A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK
Based on A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov

 

 

About a Boy

 

ABOUT A BOY
Based on About a Boy – Nick Hornby

 

 

 

The Astronaut Wives Club

 

ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
Based on The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel

 

 

Boardwalk Empire

 

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Based on Boardwalk Empire – Nelson Johnson

 

 

Déjà Dead, in the Temperance Brennan series

 

BONES
Based on the Temperance Brennan series – Kathy Reichs

 

 

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Based on Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times – Jennifer Worth

 

 

Red Dragon

 

HANNIBAL
Based on Red Dragon – Thomas Harris

 

 

The Colorado Kid

 

HAVEN
Based on The Colorado Kid – Stephen King (ebook)

 

 

Hemlock Grove

 

HEMLOCK GROVE
Based on Hemlock Grove – Brian McGreevy

 

 

House of Cards

 

HOUSE OF CARDS
Based on House of Cards – Michael Dobbs

 

 

Pronto

JUSTIFIED
The credits say that the series is based on the story “Fire in the Hole,” which appears in the collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, but the character Raylan Givens first appeared in Pronto and Riding the Rap. – Elmore Leonard

 

 

Orange is the New Black

 

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Based on Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

 

 

Outlander

 

OUTLANDER
Based on the Outlander series – Diana Gabaldon

 

 

Ice Cold, in the Rizzoli & Isles series

 

RIZZOLI & ISLES
Based on the Rizzoli & Isles series – Tess Gerritsen

 

 

The Leftovers

 

THE LEFTOVERS
Based on The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta

 

 

The Three Musketeers

 

THE MUSKETEERS
Based on The Three Musketeers – Alexander Dumas

 

 

The Strain

 

THE STRAIN
Based on The Strain – Chuck Hogan, Guillermo Del Toro

 

 

The Terror

 

THE TERROR
Based on The Terror – Dan Simmons

 

 

You can check out all of these titles and more at the Indianapolis Public Library!

 

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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

November 3, 2014 by Reader's Connection

From Selector Emily Chandler:

November is here!  And so begins my favorite time of the year, starting with Veteran’s Day and leading up to Christmas.  It is a time for giving thanks to the world we live in and the people in our world, a time for spending time with family, and a time for food. Lots and lots of food, often in the form of baked goods and warm beverages.

Therefore, I find it only fitting to dedicate this entry to the many current fiction series devoted to that very topic.  As you see, a little mystery here and a little romance there make up the perfect recipe for a good read.  So remember, as you are wading through the rush of the season, try to take some time out of your busy schedule and make life a little sweeter and spicier by taking a bite out of these delicious book treats!

A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery

 

Adams, Ellery – A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery

 

 

Donut Shop Mystery series

 

Beck, Jessica – Donut Shop Mystery series

 

 

 

Magical Bakery Mystery

 

Cates, Bailey – A Magical Bakery Mystery

 

 

 

Tea Shop Mysteries

 

Childs, Laura – Tea Shop Mysteries

 

 

 

Coffeehouse Mystery Books

 

Coyle, Cleo – Coffeehouse Mystery Books

 

 

 

Domestic Diva Mystery

 

Davis, Krista – A Domestic Diva Mystery

 

 

 

Recipe for Love mystery

 

Edwards, Louisa – A Recipe for Love mystery

 

 

 

Hannah Swensen series

 

Fluke, Joanne – Hannah Swensen series

 

 

 

Cupcake Club

 

Kauffman, Donna – A Cupcake Club Mystery

 

 

 

Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries

 

Lowell, Virginia – Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries

 

 

 

Cupcake Bakery Mystery

 

McKinlay, Jenn – A Cupcake Bakery Mystery

 

 

 

Fresh Baked series

 

Washburn, Livia J. – Fresh Baked series

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Spirit & Place: All Kinds of Journeys

October 30, 2014 by Reader's Connection

A Year with Rumi: Daily ReadingsI’m starting to write this post on October 22nd, and today’s entry in A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings begins this way:

When you die into the soul,
you lift the lid on the cooking pot.

You see the truth
of what you have been doing.

I was inspired to check out the book because Coleman Barks, celebrated re-interpreter of Rumi, will be taking part in one of the first of this year’s Spirit & Place events.

Coleman Barks and other poets.
A Poetic Journey Through Urban America
Saturday, November 8th,  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
DePauw University, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
2961 West County Road 225 S., Greencastle, IN

 

 

The festival runs from November 7th through the 16th. Poets, dancers, veterans of the military, journalists, doctors, former prison inmates, a former pastor and a host of others take part. If you click on this One Million Journeys , One Destination image, you’ll be taken to a list of all the events.

The image pertains to one of the events scheduled at Central Library.
One Million Journeys, One Destination is a photo exhibit that will run until January 7th, 2015. The exhibit will have its opening reception on Wednesday, November 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At 7:00, M. Teresa Baer, author of Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants, will give a presentation in the Clowes Auditorium.

 

Ten days of performances and treasure hunts and conversations–dealing with immigration, love, marriage, recovery from addiction, and other journeys–will close with a public conversation about end-of-life issues.

19th Annual Public Conversation: Journey’s End
Sunday, November 16, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
at Christian Theological Seminary
Shelton Auditorium
1000 W. 42nd St.

The conversationalists will also take part in a two-day symposium, November 17-18, on the IUPUI campus, the first day of which is open to researchers, clinicians, educators, patients/family members, and practice organizations in the community. If you wish to register, click on the symposium link.

 

Gail Sheehy

Daring: My Passages (2014)

Daring: My Passages

A journalist recounts her risks, fears and triumphs. Author of 16 books, Sheehy has made a career out of examining life stages . . . now, she reflects on her own transitions . . . The author reprises her own reality in three parts: the Pygmalion Years, when she was a young, ambitious journalist trying to establish her reputation and overcome editors’ prejudices about women writers, whom they commonly assigned to stories about food and style; the Passages Years, when she was a star writer for, among many other venues, [husband Clay] Felker’s New York magazine, Helen Gurley Brown’s Cosmopolitan and Tina Brown’s Vanity Fair; and the Bonus Years, focused on Felker’s cancer and Sheehy’s gradual recovery from alcohol abuse and depression following his death . . . Raising a daughter on her own, adopting a Cambodian girl after visiting a refugee camp and helping to found the Women’s Refugee Commission to advocate for survivors of genocide are among many reasons—aside from her career choices—why Sheehy, too, is one of those audacious pathfinders. Daring, the author amply shows in this spirited life story, defines her. — Kirkus Reviews

 

Mark Nepo

The Endless Practice : Becoming Who You Were Born to Be (2014)

The Endless Practice : Becoming Who You Were Born to BeNepo writes reflectively and poetically about the lifelong spiritual journey. His tone is ruminative and intimate, as he draws from his own experience–he is a cancer survivor, which has powerfully shaped his life–but also adds poetry, bits and pieces of facts and musings, all strung together by his searching mind. The effect is like reading a journal, though a finely honed one. His perspective is a mature one, allowing him to sift through his years of life and a variety of spiritual readings to find meaning in life events . . . Older readers at the stock-taking stage of life will find this exploration of life’s big questions especially congenial. Mystics will delight. — Publishers Weekly

 

 

Timothy E. Quill

Physician-assisted Dying: The Case For Palliative Care And Patient Choice (2004, co-edited by Quill)

Physician-assisted Dying: The Case For Palliative Care And Patient Choice

This excellent book presents arguments supporting acceptance of physician-assisted death as an option for terminally ill patients who are suffering from extreme pain unrelieved by narcotics and whose only wish is to die. Contributors consider all sides, however, and readers will benefit from perspectives from health professionals, families, patients, clergy, and lawyers on assisted death. Oregon is the only state that has enacted a Death with Dignity Act, which allows patients experiencing intractable pain, who are within days or weeks of dying, to elect assisted death. In this, as in any similar proposed legislation, appropriate safeguards are included: repeated written/oral requests by patients to end their lives, confirmation of diagnosis and probable time until natural death, protection from abuse, and psychiatric evaluation to rule out depression as the reason for wanting to die. Many non-Catholic clergymen are beginning to agree that physician-assisted death is warranted in particular cases. Health care professionals, lawyers, legislators, and clergy generally consider physician-assisted death to be an action of last resort. Most Catholics do not accept that physician-assisted death is warranted under any circumstances. As this book makes clear, beliefs about assisted death are a very personal matter. — Choice

 

Spirit & Place is a project of The Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Best wishes to you on all your journeys.

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