Happy Book Launch Day Vikram East!

Congrats to Vikram East today as he launches his debut novel, Fun in Ancient Greece. The book manages to do for homework what homework never did for books: make learning fun! The assignment? Convince the elementary school principal to take the third grade class to one of four civilizations: Rome, Greece, Egypt, or China. Fascinated by gods and warriors, Vikram … Continue reading Happy Book Launch Day Vikram East!

this is what i do when… #4

Summer fantasy surf quest  In Episode 4 of this is what i do when i should be... we recap skateboard and bike camp, move operations up to the beach, and take a stab at that notorious dragon, Smaug. True to form the conversation allows escape from what we really should be doing, which is reviewing Brian Booker's … Continue reading this is what i do when… #4

this is what i do when… #3

Papa, Pirates, & Pork Booty In Episode 3 of "this is what i do when i should be..." we explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula, not far from Hemingway's boyhood haunt of Walloon Lake near Petoskey. Other side of Mackinac Bridge in Lake Huron lie Les Chenaux Islands, where we were graciously hosted by Nina Abnee, daughters Louise … Continue reading this is what i do when… #3

This is what i do when i should be… 2

Welcome to the second installment of "This is what i do when i should be..." This week the author's family gathers in the kitchen to answer fan mail from Mysuru (Mysore) in India and from both coasts here in the U.S. Mohan describes our podcasting layout while Vikram talks about his diorama of The Indian in the Cupboard. At minute … Continue reading This is what i do when i should be… 2

This is what i do when i should be…

Books & News launches its maiden podcast "This is what i do when i should be...", 15 minutes of banter about books, writing, and other stuff. This week Ben, Vikram, and Mohan discuss Roald Dahl's Matilda in anticipation of a trip to the cinema to see The BFG and a future discussion of that book's … Continue reading This is what i do when i should be…