Monday, April 20, 2009

Book Reading At Houston's S.H.A.P.E Center

Man in Jail

It will be "More Than Just a Book Party" at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, Live Oak building in Houston's Third Ward.

It honors the some of today's most unheralded writers, Texas writ writers Prince Imari Obadele, Bobby Mudd and Salvador Gonzales. People who write to keep men free.

Other participants include activists Ester King, Sister Ayanna, and Ray Hill, whose KPFT-FM talk-radio program, "The Prison Show" was voted Best Radio Talk Show IN 2006 by Houston Press.

After all isn't that why most of us write, to create works that can make a difference in someones life. Sphere: Related Content

Friday, April 17, 2009

Houston Genealogy Records and Books Now Online

stack of books

While doing some research on my family history, I discovered that some of the records I previously could only view on microfiche at the Clayton library are now online.

It's the result of a joint project to digitally preserve and publish Houston's genealogy library’s extensive collection of county records, local histories and registers of individuals. The partnership with FamilySearch and the Houston Public Library provides free access to the storehouse of online books and records.

Being able to access this vital information on the internet is a welcome treat for genealogy pros and for those of us who are simply trying to reconnect with our roots.

Before I forget let me give a plug to the blog Houston on the Cheap for "cluing me in" on the upcoming Friends of the Houston Public Library Annual Book Sale. This super sale takes place this weekend at George R. Brown Convention Center. Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brazoz Books Host Mary Roach

Wednesday April 15th is your chance to meet author Mary Roach, who'll sign and talk about her book "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex".

Unlike other science writers, she ventures out to the fringes of science, where the oddballs ponder how cadavers decay (in her debut, Stiff) and whether you can weigh a person's soul (in Spook).

Brazos Bookstore will host this meet and greet at 7 P M. Sphere: Related Content

Friday, April 10, 2009

Books: Local Travel Ideas For Houston

Day Trips from Houston
By Carol Barrington, Sydney Kearney

You could never do most of the stuff in one day covered in "Day Trips from Houston", but it would be fun to try to.

You'll enjoy experiencing any of these unique and exciting adventures listed in this action packed local travel guide. Its full of great sights to see and palces to visit, in and around the Houston area.

The guide book presents you with a choice of regions to start your journey. Many of the getaway ideas are kid friendly and affordable enough for any budget conscious travelers.

Once you preview this local travel book on Google Book Search like I did, you'll find it's a valuable tool and resource, to have in your personal library, to find cool trips near the Houston metroplex, for friends, family or a group.

You may want to try the "Online Guide to Houston" to get more information about tkaing trips in and around H-town. Sphere: Related Content

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