Blogs

The Sports Section - Dog Days of Summer

book cover imagebook cover imagebook cover image

The warm weather of the summer months is naturally one of the busiest times on the sports front.  Even though summer sports get most of the attention this time of year, there is still plenty of talk on the sports radio shows about the Browns and Cavs and the off-season moves they're making.  And the Indians are still making it interesting in the AL Central.

UFO Activity-Unexplained Encounters...July 31 Program...Save the Date

flying saucer.jpg

Greetings EDGE Readers!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS--Wednesday evening July 31, Thomas Wertman of  MUFON Ohio and the Cleveland Ufology Project returns to present part two of our series on UFO activity. 

Last year, Tom gave us an introduction to UFO activity in Ohio—this year, he'll concentrate on UNEXPLAINED SITINGS and ENCOUNTERS—the meaty stuff.   I know this is what you guys are really interested in.  And he's promised to allot ample time at the end of the program for questions and answers and for you to SHARE YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.

It promises to be an EXCITING evening.

Econtent update: Free Audiobooks, and Deals on Nooks

audiobooksync logo As part of audiobook month (June, that is), Sync is providing free audiobooks to teens for the summer. Click on the image on the right. On Sync's website, free selections are available on the left-hand column.

Titles are available mp3 format, so they will play on anything, and have a checkout term of 7 days.

Titles are provided via Overdrive: you will need Overdrive Media Console for your Windows/Mac computer, and a wide range of mobile devices.

Two new titles -- one young adult and one classic -- will be available each week.

 

Out this week in CD

I was just looking at what's coming out in CD tomorrow, and I have to say, can't wait!

Here's what's out:

Natural Treasures

Summer is finally here and I’m so happy to be able to tell my kids “go outside and play!”  Some of this month’s activity ideas come from I Love Dirt!  52 Activities to help you and your kids discover the wo

Is it 1984 in 2013?

Is it any wonder that Amazon Sales of George Orwell's 1984 Shot Up 7,000% this week?

America's Worst Charities

You get a flyer in the mail for a charitable organization seeking donations for a cause that speaks to you. Maybe it's cancer, disabled police officers and firefighters, veterans, or diseases affecting children. The flyer features bold images and effective stories that move you to contribute. You take out your checkbook and pause before putting the pen to paper, thinking, how do I know if this charity is legit? How much of my money actually will go to help the cause itself?

Sadly, not all charities are as charitable as others, and some seem to be most charitable with their own solicitors, hence the list of America's Worst Charities. This list, a partnership between the Tampa Bay Times, Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN, showcases charities based on the amount of donations used to pay the professional solicitors charged with raising it. The result, as you see in the list, very small percentages of total donations ever reach those in need.

Apocalypse Cow.

It's Zombie Cows, what more do you need to know?

It's a Mystery 6/8/2013

book cover     book cover     book cover     book cover

Cozies Revisited

Several years ago I posted a blog about the subgenre of Mysteries known as Cozies.  Today these continue to be one of the most popular types of mystery.  As previously written, there are a number of characteristics that make a mystery a cozy.  They include:

June is Audiobook Month!

Celebrate by listening to one of these 2013 Audie nominated titles! Enjoying audiobooks from your library has never been easier with CD, Playaway, and downloadable formats. Check one out today!