Sep 26

Fall Reads: Books for Discussion

by Barbara Theroux It’s time to think about books to discuss with friends or groups: “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill” by Candice Millard At the age of 24, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England. He […]

Jan 13

What Are You Reading?

by Barbara Theroux People read books to learn, to prepare, to celebrate and to escape. Will Schwalbe’s new book talks about specific books that added meaning to his life. The title is recommended here to have you reflect on what books and reading mean to you. What books have been important to you? Books for […]

Oct 14

Books Worth Reading and Giving

by Barbara Theroux In the fall as the temperatures change, life tends to seek routines. Visitors are gone, lake houses are closed, classes begin and hopefully your favorite reading chair awaits. This fall there are several fascinating books that could also make great gifts. Many books celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. […]

Oct 9

Autumn Reads

by Barbara Theroux There is an abundance of things to celebrate this time of year – wonderful fall colors, variety of community festivals, so many new books. Those of you who came to see Ira Glass last month will want to check out this book about radio storytellers: “Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets […]

Jul 17

Flathead Lake on My Mind

by Steve Smith Somebody recently asked me if I think the publication of acclaimed author Jon Krakauer’s book “Missoula” dealing with cops, courts, jocks, rape and rapists would diminish interest in my newly published and less controversial book, “Flathead Lake on My Mind.”

Jul 17

Summer Reads

by Barbara Theroux Summer is a time for reading, or perhaps this is the year that you decide to build a Little Free Library. Several such libraries, places to exchange books, are appearing across Montana. Read more about the movement in this new book:

May 4

Spring Books: Poetry

by Barbara Theroux Poetry has come a long way in the past decades. Gone are the school “punishments” of memorizing poems, or the insistence of rhyme. Poetry slams and readings draw large audiences and thanks to programs like Poets in the Schools, young people are learning to appreciate and write their own poetry. New volumes to consider adding […]