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Archive for August, 2007


                                                                                                                                                                       Congratulations to Carp member, Tanya Reddin and her husband, Greg, on the birth of their 4th child.  Jacinth Paul Reddin(Jace) was born July 25th, weighing 8lbs. 15 ounces and 22 1/2 inches long. What a beautiful baby!!

On Not Buying Books

Stuart McLean, the host of the ever-popular CBC Radio show Vinyl CafĂ©, goes public with his new policy on book purchases… I would like to take a moment this morning, if you would indulge me, to say I am not going to buy another book ever again ever in my life. I am not going […]

Despite an explosion of media choices, the time consumers spend reading books each year increased by one hour in 2006, to 108 hours, according to the 21st edition of the Veronis Suhler Stevenson Communications Industry Forecast. The yearly report on media usage, spending and trends found that the increased use of the Internet and other […]

Major Milestone

August 21, 2007 was a major milestone for one of our Carp members. Here is Mallory, 5 years old, after reading her very first word all by herself:  Congratulations, Mallory! And may this be the first of many words you read in your lifetime.  

Conservative v. Liberal Readers

Here is an interesting article about how a recent poll shows that Liberals read more than Conservatives do. The poll includes the following "insights":  The AP-Ipsos poll found 22 percent of liberals and moderates said they had not read a book within the past year, compared with 34 percent of conservatives. Among those who had […]

Hemingway’s cats

Just in case you haven't seen this news story: click here to read about the trouble with Hemingway's cats vs the ASPCA.  And, of course I had to add our very own picture taken of Hemingway's house. It was taken from the top of the Key West Lighthouse:

The Pink Panther

Every five years or so, I watch the five Peter Seller's Pink Panther movies. It's time again. If you haven't seen them, I recommend you give them a try. If you have, I've added them to the data base so you can rate and review them. They are: The Pink Panther (1963) A Shot in […]

August Kids’ Book of the Month

“Inch By Inch” is a very cute story of an inchworm who outwits a hungry nightingale. When the inchworm is first threatened by a robin, he tells the robin how useful he is because he can measure things. All the other birds want him to measure their legs, beaks, etc. But when the nightingale asks […]