Tammy Marshall

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

With 35 of the Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction remaining for me to read, I’m getting closer to completing my goal of reading them all. I just finished reading the 1962 winner, “The Edge of Sadness,” by Edwin O’Connor. It was a pleasant read but also a bit of an undertaking for a few reasons.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Here we are at the very beginning of the year 2020 with 366 reading days (it’s a leap year) stretched out before us. The only new year’s resolution I make centers around books, both the quantity and the quality of those I plan to read over the span of a year.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières was published in 1994. In 2001, a poorly-cast movie adaptation called “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” appeared which, unfortunately, lowered the public’s estimation of this phenomenal story. I’m thankful that I never saw the movie because I was able to a…

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Like many people, I’ve long known of Henry David Thoreau and his famous stay at Walden Pond, but until recently, I only knew the most famous quotes from Walden – the ones that have made appearances in movies or been used in other pieces of writing.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles is a book that a person should read and savor, preferably more than once.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

During October, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing two Nebraska writers speak at my local library. I was reminded – once again – of the great literary treasure trove that exists in this state and that writing is alive and well here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

As a birthday reading gift to myself this month, I decided to reread one of my favorite novels — “A Woman of Substance” by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

As I’ve done for the past few years, I attended the Rescue Mission’s book sale at the Sunset Plaza. I always buy books there, naturally, but this year I left with a little, old book that made me especially happy. It was “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” by Ian Fleming.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I’m not much of a nonfiction reader, but with books like “The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester, I just might become a huge fan.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Jimmy Johns

A Norfolk man arrested last summer by the Nebraska State Patrol, Norfolk Police Division and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force is missing from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln.

A plane slid off an icy taxiway in Kansas City and blizzard-like conditions made driving treacherous in parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and Mi…

TAMMY MARSHALL

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

With 35 of the Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction remaining for me to read, I’m getting closer to completing my goal of reading them all. I just finished reading the 1962 winner, “The Edge of Sadness,” by Edwin O’Connor. It was a pleasant read but also a bit of an undertaking for a few reasons.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Here we are at the very beginning of the year 2020 with 366 reading days (it’s a leap year) stretched out before us. The only new year’s resolution I make centers around books, both the quantity and the quality of those I plan to read over the span of a year.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières was published in 1994. In 2001, a poorly-cast movie adaptation called “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” appeared which, unfortunately, lowered the public’s estimation of this phenomenal story. I’m thankful that I never saw the movie because I was able to a…

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Like many people, I’ve long known of Henry David Thoreau and his famous stay at Walden Pond, but until recently, I only knew the most famous quotes from Walden – the ones that have made appearances in movies or been used in other pieces of writing.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles is a book that a person should read and savor, preferably more than once.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

During October, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing two Nebraska writers speak at my local library. I was reminded – once again – of the great literary treasure trove that exists in this state and that writing is alive and well here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

As a birthday reading gift to myself this month, I decided to reread one of my favorite novels — “A Woman of Substance” by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

As I’ve done for the past few years, I attended the Rescue Mission’s book sale at the Sunset Plaza. I always buy books there, naturally, but this year I left with a little, old book that made me especially happy. It was “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” by Ian Fleming.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I’m not much of a nonfiction reader, but with books like “The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester, I just might become a huge fan.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 03, 2019

I’ve just returned from a road trip to Boston with my daughter. The few days we were there were packed with a lot of cultural and literary adventures. Here are highlights from the main literary ones.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Recently, two different people recommended Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” to me as a book worthy both of my reading time and of my focus for a column. I took their advice and thoroughly enjoyed the book. Its subtitle is “Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.”

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