For me there are two main kinds of books with queer characters: those where queerness plays an integral role in the story and those where no one in the book bats an eye at a character’s queerness. Both are tremendously important. The first so that we can tell stories about our culture, how we got to where we are now, and the problems that we have and continue to face. The second kind of book is more like a look into the future that we are currently building - one where being queer is normal and without stigma.
Like many of you, I love to explore the river and foothills, usually with my dog, Frida. Idaho’s great outdoors does not disappoint… and neither do those who write our guides for exploring it. Three well known Idaho authors have recently released new books for exploring close to home.
Ray Vizgirdas- Boise Foothills and Forest Plants: including Boise Peak, Bogus Basin, and Mores Mountain
Moms of toddlers, moms of teens, stepmothers, grandmothers, mothers-to-be and children of mothers. These are a few of our favorite books for or about mothers.
Rebecca, Bruce, Jane Alice:
Five Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors to Discover
Bruce reads a lot of science fiction, and these are the authors that he is currently reccommending at the store. Some of these are old favorites and others are new discoveries. How many of these authors have you read?
We had a great time on Saturday evening with everyone who came out for book and wine night.
If you couldn't make it, here are the books that we featured on Saturday night:
So your child is a reader and ready for chapter books. Where do you begin? The range just within the beginner chapter books section is huge, ranging from Kindergarten level to 3rd grade level books, how do you know where to start for your child?
We are working with Thinking Boise Real Estate, Idaho Central Credit Union and Alliance Title and Escrow to bring great nonfiction books into elementaries in the Boise School District.
Use Coupon Code: Thinking Boise to get 20% off and to mark that these books are for Boise Schools. Here's our list of great books that we would like to add into the schools:
Silver Linings: Upcoming Movie Adaptations of some Favored Books
By Ben Kemper