Month: December 2010

Thalia Kids Book Club Encourage Your Aspiring Writer with Audio Books

Young people between the ages of 9 and 15 living in New York have an exciting opportunity to meet and greet their favorite authors. By attending sessions of the Thalia Kids Book Club at Symphony Space, they can hear presentations by the people who create the books they love to read. Authors discuss how they get their ideas, why their characters act the way they do and what will happen next in their series. Kids those who live in other places can also join in the fun. Meetings have been turned into one-hour recordings that feature an author interview as well as interaction with an audience full of young fans. If you know a youngster that loves to read and/or write, he or she may very well be fascinated with this library of audio books. For example, author Ann M. Martin, of Baby Sitter’s Club fame, is featured on one of the live recordings. She talks about her new series called Main Street, which is set in a small Massachusetts town. Listeners can hear Martin describe the process of creating an entire fictional town and listen to an excerpt read by stage actress Ivy Austin. The recording also has interaction with young fans of the series. Fantasy lovers will want to hear author Susan Cooper’s presentation, she won the Newberry Medal in 1976 for her book The Grey King. Interest...

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Christmas Shopping the CLICK CLICK Easy Way

Christmas is a favorite time for most families, a time to hopefully relax, celebrate and reflect. Some of us enjoy shopping but few relish running around, across, up and down shopping elbow to elbow with a big chunk of the world’s population all at the same time. How do you cater for those family and friends that live apart from us? Answer; do as the millions of others who shop online do. Choose pay for and enter a name and shipping address and you’re done. Ok, I have oversimplified a little, but it really is very easy……quick…..and comfortable. Advantages:...

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Relive the Golden Age of Radio!

Many members of “The Greatest Generation” have fond memories of gathering around the family radio to enjoy a comedy or drama. The talented voice actors, sound effects and music all worked together to allow listeners to be transported to another place or time. Fortunately, for those of us who are younger, many excellent radio shows of bygone years are still available. A great variety of nostalgic presentations can be downloaded instantly as audio books. Let’s examine some of the excellent broadcasts that you can enjoy while gardening, driving, doing chores or exercising. • Crime and Mystery: Getting involved in...

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