Home | Books | Reports | Log in

Book Courses


Ring of Carp



Archive for April, 2007

This Week In Books, April 22 – 28

This was a somewhat depressing week in Carp 500 history – people dying, authors in poverty.  Seems a bit fitting for a cool week in spring. April 23rd was, according to most historians, both the day of birth (1564) and the day of death (1616) for William Shakespeare. April 24, 1947: Willa Cather (O Pioneers!) died in New […]

April Kid’s Books

I’m a little late getting these book suggestions out, but here we go anyway! I selected two books to share this month. The first one is for the older crowd. “At Jerusalem’s Gate/Poems Of Easter” by Nikki Grimes is a retelling of the Easter story through poems. Many of the poems are from the viewpoint […]

This Week In Books, April 15 – 21

All the events that happened this week in Carp 500 history involve some of the most legendary events and characters in history, and everyone’s favorite beagle even makes an appearance. On April 17, 1790, Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography and Poor Richard’s Almanack) died. April 18, 1775: While it may not have happened as described in Henry Wadsworth […]


A new book has been released of Tolkein's work, be sure to get your copy! Reviews, according to this Reuters article, are mixed and some are accusing his son, Christopher Tolkein of trying to cash in on the popularity of Tolkein after the movies were released. Think you'll read it?

Book o’ the Month Questions

For added enjoyment, here are a couple questions on April's Book O' the Month, The Edge of the World. Even if you're not yet reading the book, you can still answer these questions! Describe something about your hometown that only you might remember. Can you think of something quaint? Something sad? Something funny? Terry’s mother […]

These Weeks In Books, April 1 – 14

Next week I might possibly get back to my weekly feature, but we’ll see how that works out.  Not much went on the first week of April in Carp 500 history, so it’s probably good that I doubled up with the second week, which was very busy. On April 6, 1895, Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest) was arrested […]

Poem of the Week: Leisure

Leisure by W. H. Davies WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare? — No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to […]

Must-See Movie #8 — Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Steven Spielberg … Director   Harrison Ford …  Indiana Jones Karen Allen …  Marion Ravenwood Paul Freeman …  Dr. Rene Belloq Ronald Lacey …  Major Arnold Toht John Rhys-Davies …  Sallah Denholm Elliott …  Dr. Marcus Brody   Plot in a Nutshell A salute to the old cliffhanger movies —  archeologist and adventurer, Dr. Indiana […]

Be a Carp

Wanna be a Carpe Libra member? Members get *access to our forums *privilege to add books (under certain guidelines), *rate books and *the ability to laugh knowingly at obscure literary references at parties with people such as: To join, email Kelli at: skcwick at yahoo.com To find out more about Carp, read the page in […]

Book o’ the Month Update

This month’s author, Phil Callaway, writes to say you can order an autographed copy of his book at www.laughagain.org There is also a study guide available at the site for the book.