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FOLP: The Professor & The Madman, by Simon Winchester

The first completed book from my Friends of the Library Project is The Professor and The Madman, by Simon Winchester. Originally published in 1998, this title (known as The Surgeon of Crowthorne in Britain) was the first of Winchester’s books to hit the NYT bestsellers list and sell millions of copies. His experiences as a […]

Primal Leadership by Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, copyright 2013

Everyone knows smiles and yawns are contagious, but the authors of Primal Leadership contend emotions are, too; therefore, effective leaders are those who manage their own emotions — and the emotions of those they lead — in positive ways. Reflect on your personal experiences in the work place. Could your boss’s bad mood bring down […]

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of “The Princess Bride” by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden

My sister knows me well. Though “The Princess Bride” has never been her favorite film, she surprised me with a copy of Cary Elwes’ behind-the-scenes look at the making of this fun movie. If you like the movie, this is a must read. Elwes shares not only his personal experiences, feelings, and thoughts about the […]

We have a winner! Footprints on the Ceiling goes to …

At long last, a winner of the book giveaway! The Random Number Generator selected comment #10. (Sorry, iPhone photo alert.)   Congratulations go to Jackie, who commented: Jackie says: November 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm My health is something I often take for granted-until I am not feeling well. When I go to the doctor […]

Footprints on the Ceiling, by Dorcas Smucker + author interview + GIVEAWAY!!

From lessons learned while riding on the back of a motorbike in Thailand to the importance of small, daily steps taken in pursuit of a goal, Dorcas Smucker shares vignettes of her daily life as a wife and mother, Mennonite woman, and writer in her latest book, Footprints on the Ceiling. Dorcas writes a column […]