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Archive for May, 2007

These Weeks In Books, May 20 – 26

I know all three of you can’t wait to read this every week, so don’t be distressed if next week’s version is a few days late.  I’ll be away for a week and might not be able to post according to my normal schedule.  But have no fear, This Week In Books will return soon.  […]

Must-See Movie #10 — It Happened One Night (1934)

Director …. Frank Capra Clark Gable … Peter Warne Claudette Colbert … Ellie Andrews Walter Connolly … Alexander Andrews Roscoe Karns … Oscar Shapeley Jameson Thomas … King Westley Alan Hale … Danker Plot in a Nutshell A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking […]

A Carp Never

A Carp Member never travels without a book! And we're asking you to post photos of you reading on your summer travels (even if your travels are close to home, we still want to see). In order to get the photo on this main page, you may have to email your photo to Kelli at […]

This Week In Books, May 13 – 19

This week in Carp 500 history marked the beginning of a couple famous journies, without which our list would be the Carp 497.  Also, two of our authors had some issues with the law this week. On May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition through the Louisiana Territory.  Eventually, with Stepen A. […]

This Week In Books, May 6 – 12

There was an interesting variety of events this week in Carp 500 history.  I’ve been having a hard time finding any clever ways to introduce the post the last few weeks, and this week is no different.  So, just pretend there is some brilliantly insightful or funny comment here to lead us into this week’s historical […]


For years Harry Bernstein wanted to be a writer – and he finally has his book. The Invisible Wall is a memoir about growing up Jewish in England during the war. Harry has received critical praise for his book which has taken him five years to write. But the road to being an author was […]

This Week In Books, April 29 – May 5

This week in Carp 500 history was not very busy, so this will be quick.  On May 2, 1594, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew was entered in the Stationer’s Register, a company established by the English government to ensure new literary works were not “naughty.” May 5, 1816: The Examiner of London, edited by Leigh Hunt […]

Dicken’s World

Dickens World is scheduled to open this month in Chatham, Kent (that's in England, by the way). This is the town where Dickens spent most of his childhood – his father was a clerk at the Naval Dockyard. The town and surrounding area had great inflence on his other writing. Dickens World is a replica […]

Must-See Movie #9 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Director …. Peter Jackson Noel Appleby …  Everard Proudfoot Sean Astin …  Sam Gamgee Sala Baker …  Sauron Sean Bean …  Boromir Cate Blanchett …  Galadriel Orlando Bloom …  Legolas Greenleaf Billy Boyd …  Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took Marton Csokas …  Celeborn Megan Edwards …  Mrs. Proudfoot Michael Elsworth …  Gondorian Archivist Mark Ferguson …  Gil-Galad […]