New cookbook for those who “can’t cook

By Glenn Dromgoole Abilene author Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd has written a cookbook that’s not your usual cookbook. A Cookbook for Non-Cooks ($13.99 spiral-bound) is, Johnnie Lou says, “about my journey to learning to cook after age 70.” The book’s subtitle is “80 simple recipes with tips for success!” The ...
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Good reading for Texas History Month

Feb. 24, 2021 By Glenn Dromgoole March is Texas History Month. Here are some books to consider (available at Texas Star Trading):
  1. Big Wonderful Thing by Stephen Harrigan is the new quintessential book on Texas history. A much thinner paperback history is titled, simply, History of Texas.
  2. Sam Houston ...
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New books for young readers

January 2021  By Glenn Dromgoole              New titles for young readers now available at Texas Star Trading Company:               The Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to be Kind, Bold, and Brave ($14.99 hardcover)             Authors Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague offer some creative “dares” for ...
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Book Notes: 2 Abilene authors have new books

12.8.20 By Glenn Dromgoole              Two more local authors have published new books just in time for the holiday season. Christmas Story: Retired teacher Sue Gill Harris has written a Christmas book for children – Nana’s Christmas Snowflakes – dealing with the true meaning of Christmas. She crochets six-sided snowflakes ...
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Book notes: McConaughey’s memoir, a mystical tour

 By Glenn Dromgoole I’ve just finished reading actor Matthew McConaughey’s memoir, Greenlights, and I’m not sure what exactly I’ve read. It’s a whirlwind mix of stories and mystical reflections on life, taken from personal journals he has kept for 35 years. He tells stories from his childhood that sometime seem ...
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Book notes: Charlie Russell’s new novel will make you smile

By Glenn Dromgoole Retired school superintendent Charlie Russell, who now lives in Potosi, has published his seventh novel, My Country, God’s Country, featuring characters from his previous novel, When the Cactus Blooms.             Charlie has developed quite a following in Abilene and elsewhere because he creates characters that readers like ...
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