Books & Media

Happy Birthday, Houston

birthday cake

On August 30, 1836, our city of Houston was founded by the Allen brothers, Augustus and John.  That makes Houston 178 years old tomorrow.

Here are some audiobooks - both factual and fictional - that feature Houston as a character:

Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Graphic novel school essentials

School is back in session and it is time to get into study mode. This post is dedicated to classic titles in graphic novel form. Whether you are going back to school or a lover of classic literature, there is something for everyone! Please note these titles are NOT meant to replace reading classics for school reading requirements, but perhaps can be read in addition for improved comprehension and/or comparison.

66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy StatueLast night, the winners of the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in a live telecast. Usually held on a Sunday night, this was the first time the Emmys had been moved to a Monday since 1976. This year’s ceremony, like any awards show, had its ups and downs.

Old Family Photos

Talking PicturesYou think your old family photos are crazy?  Take a look at Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs.  You'll never look at your family the same way again.