Archive for February 2015

If You Could Be Anyone From History, Who Would You Be?

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, the guy at the front desk of my gym asks a question of the day. I always look forward to him asking because he comes up with some pretty interesting inquiries.  They’ve ranged from “What state were you born in?” to “What’s your favorite Christmas song?”  I’m usually quick with... Read more »

Book Sequels That Should Have Been Written

<strong> A Tree Grows in Brooklyn </strong>
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My copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is still dog-eared and highlighted to hell.  It's one of my all-time favorite books, but it left so many unanswered questions: How did Francie do at the University of Michigan?  Did she and Ben end up together?  Did Johnny's music live on through Neely?
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<strong> Working Title:  Brooklyn Wasn't Always Hipster
The internet is losing its collective mind over the news that Harper Lee’s manuscript for a sequel to her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been found, and justifiably so.  People would have a hard time making a case for a book that is gutsier or more endearing than TKAM, and I’m sure there are Atticus and Scout fans out... Read more »