Monday, July 7, 2014

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Lens of the Day and Book Club Winner: Eye Witnesses to History: 10 Books by Women Journalists (with some runners up)

Posted: 07 Jul 2014 05:13 AM PDT

Today’s spectacular Lens of the Day, Eye Witnesses to History: 10 Books by Women Journalists by lensmaster tonyplaysthemambo, is also the winning lens from our most recent Squidoo Book Club vote.

Our topic was history or historical fiction and I have to say that all of the reviews we received were terrific.  It was a tough vote but vote the club members did.  Keep reading to see the winner and 3 of the runners up.

Here’s the winning lens:

Eye Witnesses to History: 10 Books by Women Journalists

 Eye Witnesses to History: 10 Books by Women Journalists

Newspapers provide one of the best examples of eye witness history for the modern era. Not only do the stories tell both the major and minor events of the local area and world for a specific date, but the advertisements, columns, comics and sports sections…

 

 

Here’s three more lenses that received a good portion of the votes.  You can find all of the lenses submitted to this quest (and information about how you can join this fun club) by visiting our Squidoo Book Club Quest lens.

50 Children, by Steven Pressman:     The Story of their Rescue from the Heart of Nazi Germany

1. 50 Children, by Steven Pressman: The Story of their Rescue from the Heart of Nazi Germany

50 children is a remarkable book that will stay in my mind a long time. At the beginning of the book fifty seemed a big number. To hope to rescue so many children at once and arrange passage to America sounded like quite an undertaking. But not long into t…

The Devil's Queen: The Story of Catherine de Medici

2. The Devil’s Queen: The Story of Catherine de Medici

Imagine being a pawn in political agendas and having no control over your own life. Imagine losing everything you hold dear and being married off to a complete stranger. For royals and nobles in the 1500s, all of this was common and Catherine de Medici was…

The Day Before 9/11: A Review

3. The Day Before 9/11: A Review

September 11, 2001 changed Americans. Though each of us who was alive on that fateful day in American history feels its indelible mark on our lives, as a civilian I never thought about how it might affect the children of military personnel. During the scho…

Get Inspired by these celebrity authors!

Posted: 06 Jul 2014 12:52 PM PDT

We’ve been busy interviewing celebrity authors with niche interests. From tiny homes to cheese to 80′s music to gluten free baking to gardening we’ve got it covered! So take a gander at our Q & A’s with these wonderful people and get inspired to create your own magic.

An Interview with  Tom Doyle - Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

1. An Interview with Tom Doyle – Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

This past week I had the great pleasure of interviewing Tom Doyle who authored Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970′s. This new book (released June 17th, 2014) digs deeply into an almost forgotten decade of Paul McCartney’s life that was fi…

An Interview with  Dee Williams - The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

2. An Interview with Dee Williams – The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Whoever coined the term ‘bigger is better’ obviously hasn’t met Dee Williams, author of The Big Tiny: A Built- It- Myself Memoir. This book is as much about self discovery as it is about building a tiny home. It’s a journey towards bein…

Get the Led Out! Interview With Author Denny Somach

3. Get the Led Out! Interview With Author Denny Somach

Led Zeppelin. For many rock fans, they’re THE rock band. The radio show Get the Led Out feeds fans’ love of the music made by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham in a too- short career, which lasted from the group’s 196…

Haute Dogs: Interview with Cookbook Author Russell van Kraayenburg

4. Haute Dogs: Interview with Cookbook Author Russell van Kraayenburg

Summer is here, and what is summer without a good hot dog or two? Or three? Or more? How about a hot dog topped with shrimp salad? Say what? Yep. Those exist. So do loads of other amazingly dressed dogs, and they’re all found in Russell van Kraayenbur…

An Interview with Lori Majewski - Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

5. An Interview with Lori Majewski – Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

I have to admit that when I first opened my copy of Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s my hands shook a little. This book is no ordinary tale of the New Wave era, Mad World is an in depth journey that takes you…

Interview with Mike Adamick: Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments

6. Interview with Mike Adamick: Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments

Mike Adamick is quite the dad. He writes about being a dad at his site, www. mikeadamick. com, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle’s Parenting blog and for Parade. com. But he’s not just any old kind of dad, muddling through as all parents do….

An Interview with Jolie Kerr: My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha

7. An Interview with Jolie Kerr: My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha

I knew I liked Jolie Kerr before I even read her book My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. After I read it I was even more enamored. This is hands down the best book on cleaning I’ve ever read. It serious…

An Interview with Niki Jabbour: Groundbreaking Food Gardens

8. An Interview with Niki Jabbour: Groundbreaking Food Gardens

I am very excited to introduce you to Niki Jabbour today. A native of Nova Scotia she’s overcome the challenges of gardening in cold weather and snow. Her first book is The Year- Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No…

An Interview with Kelli Ellis: Author of Do I Look Skinny In This House?

9. An Interview with Kelli Ellis: Author of Do I Look Skinny In This House?

I’m so excited to share a new design book called Do I Look Skinny In This House? : How to Feel Great In Your Home Using Design Psychology by Kelli Ellis today. Kelli was the featured designer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, and did two seasons of HGTVs Tak…

An Interview with Amanda Thomsen: Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

10. An Interview with Amanda Thomsen: Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

Amanda Thomsen is my new gardening hero. I just interviewed her about her book Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You. By the time you finish this book you’ll be donning your gardening galoshes and heading…

Interview with Claudia Lucero: One-Hour Cheese

11. Interview with Claudia Lucero: One-Hour Cheese

Claudia Lucero is a cheese- loving woman out to demystify cheese making. She markets her cheese making kits through Etsy at her wonderful site, Urban Cheesecraft, and is all about helping people create affordable, easy, and delicious cheese. Her new book,…

An Interview with Frank Fontana: Dirty Little Secrets of Design

12. An Interview with Frank Fontana: Dirty Little Secrets of Design

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Fontana author of Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design which is one of America’s best selling DIY books and a completely awesome read. Based in Chicago he is one busy and popular guy as an…

An Interview with Mark Montano: The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor

13. An Interview with Mark Montano: The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor

If you’re into DIY decor, Mark Montano might as well be your king. He’s a creative, larger- than life personality and an interior designer who has authored 11 books (most about crafting and DIY style) and appeared on TLC’s While You Were Out…

Interview with Cara Reed: Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking

14. Interview with Cara Reed: Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking

Cara Reed is a food star in the making. Her food, found at her blog Fork and Beans, is not only creatively and thoughtfully made, but also beautifully photographed and described. She delights in the food she makes, which is doubly wonderful, because she st…

Interview with Lindsay Clendaniel: Scoop Adventures

15. Interview with Lindsay Clendaniel: Scoop Adventures

If you’re a lover of ice cream, like so very many of us, then Lindsay Clendaniel’s upcoming book, Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States: Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country, will be a treat to…

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