Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:38 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:38 EDT Songs<p>I am straying from the book blog today and joining my coworkers on a quest to list our 100 essential songs we feel music lovers should know. One song per artist. Seemingly simple until I began breaking down what the word "essential" me.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:46:12 EDTTop 10 Bookish Gifts for Book Lovers<c> 2014 Bookish Gifts for the readers in your life </c> <P> <p> As an avid reader my friends and family have always asked me to make wish lists of books for fear of purchasing something that I quite possibly already have or have read. </p> <.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:15:49 EDTThe Biggest Fright of All. . .<p> This week the newest children's book by Neil Gaiman, "Hansel and Gretel" arrived at the local bookstore. Of course this meant I had to purchase a copy.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:51:48 EDTNobel Prize 2014<p>I am torn in my feelings on this year's Nobel prize in literature. On one side, I could not be happier about who was selected as it was a very pleasant surprise to m.Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:31:17 EDTBanned Books Week Top Ten List<c> Sept. 21 through 27 is Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. </c> <p> My parents never censored my reading during my childhood and for this, I am glad.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:55 EDT