reading http://kcur.org en The Book Doctors: Best Reads Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-best-reads-2013 <p></p><p>With winter weather stinging the metro area, now is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and read a good book.</p><p>Tuesday on <em>Up to Date</em>, the&nbsp;<strong>Book Doctors</strong> return with their picks for the best books of 2013. We dive into tales about extreme weather - and we don’t mean what is outside your house right now.</p><p><strong>Jeffrey Ann Goudie:</strong></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:04:43 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 48095 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors: Best Reads Of 2013 Book Doctors: Daniel Woodrell, 'The Maid's Version' http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-daniel-woodrell-maids-version <p>A dance hall explosion in 1929: is it murder, or an accident? One woman's journey to find the answers and a family's struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up To Date</em></a>, <strong>Daniel Woodrell</strong>, known for his best seller, <em>Winter's Bone</em>, joins us to discuss his latest book, <em>A Maid's Version</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Then, Book Doctors Mark Luce, Steve Paul, and Grace Suh give us their reviews of the latest on book store shelves.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 42866 at http://kcur.org Book Doctors: Daniel Woodrell, 'The Maid's Version' Best Children & Youth Books Of 2012 http://kcur.org/post/best-children-youth-books-2012 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">It’s hard enough to keep your kids away from the Xbox on a normal weekday… it must be even tougher when they’re home for winter vacation.&nbsp; But technology might just help this time around: perhaps you can even convince your child to turn off the video game and pick up a Kindle...or a Nook… an iPad or even (yes!)&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">paper</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">…and&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">dig deep into a great story</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">If you're looking for a really good present for your son, daughter, or other kid in your life, consider <strong>the gift of reading</strong>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 29296 at http://kcur.org Best Children & Youth Books Of 2012 The Book Doctors: Reading For The Waning Days Of Summer http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-reading-waning-days-summer <p>For those of you who still have some summer vacation remaining, or for those of you who have a bit more free time now that the kids are <em>finally</em> returning to school this week, look no further than the <strong>Book Doctors </strong>for a few new reading recommendations.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 02:58:36 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22698 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors: Reading For The Waning Days Of Summer The Book Doctors http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-2 <p>It&rsquo;s summertime, and with high gas prices, a vacation may be out of reach for your budget.&nbsp; But no matter <em>what</em> your finances look like, you can definitely afford a trip to your local library. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:36:20 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske & Greta Wendelin 19278 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors The Book Doctors http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-0 <p>Looking for something to liven up your bookshelf? Friday on <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><em><strong>Up to Date</strong></em></a>, the <strong>Book Doctors</strong> tell us about some worthwhile reads. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15518 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors KC Mayor James Emphasizes Reading http://kcur.org/post/kc-mayor-james-emphasizes-reading <p>Kansas City Mayor Sly James delivered his state-of-the-city message yesterday to a crowd at Bartle Hall that included the mayors of five other local communities.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:29:26 +0000 Steve Bell 14514 at http://kcur.org KC Mayor James Emphasizes Reading The Reading Promise http://kcur.org/post/reading-promise <p>They called it "The Streak."</p> <p>Father and daughter, together, with a book, Dad reading the words. At first, the idea was to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. When they reached that goal, they celebrated over pancakes. Then they decided to keep it going, and they did -- for 3,218 consecutive nights.</p> <p>That's 8.8 years, a streak broken only when Alice Ozma went off to college.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:41:25 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13622 at http://kcur.org The Reading Promise The Book Doctors: Spring Break Reads http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-spring-break-reads <p>With March creeping up on us, it’s time to start stocking up on those spring break reads. Should you go for a bestseller or a lesser known work? Fiction or non-? Mystery or biography? The Book Doctors are here to help you find some titles worthy of your bookshelf.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:38:23 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 12608 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors: Spring Break Reads