Monthly Archives: November 2007

Whatcha reading? What do you think of it?

After repeated invitations from friends, I have finally joined the GoodReads community. It’s so cool. Here’s how it works: You create a profile (free) and make a list of books you have read or are reading. You rate them according … Continue reading

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‘Titanic’ adventure for grade-schoolers

This review of “Tonight on the Titanic “ (Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osbourne, is from Nevin Kara, a student at York Township Elementary School. This book is about a brother and sister who travel in their magic tree … Continue reading

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Young reader loves Junie B.

Necla Kara, a student at York Township Elementary School, reviews “Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy” by Barbara Parks. In this book Junie B.’s teacher tells the class that it will soon be pet day. Junie B. does not have … Continue reading

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Little Tree’s questionable heritage

When I read “The Education of Little Tree” recently, I needed a box of tissues by my side, because the story had me in tears. But recently I was surprised to find the author is not who he says he … Continue reading

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Local author Joe Reilly

The book: “Magic, Luck, or Guardian Angels” (iUniverse, $8.95) The author: Joe Reilly, 53, lives in New Oxford. He has been a sailor, truck driver, bounty hunter and repo man. “I figure I’ve been doing research (for his books) up … Continue reading

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Teens reading less

What many have suspected is now confirmed by a new analysis of 40 studies of reading habits of children, teenagers and adults in “To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence,” released by the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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Museum store sells “Amish Grace”

The York County Heritage Trust Museum Book Store is selling the new book, “Amish Grace, How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy,” by Amish culture expert Professor Donald B. Kraybill. The YCHT Museum Book Store is located at the Historical Society Museum & … Continue reading

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“Tree of Smoke” wins National Book Award

Denis Johnson, author of the Vietnam novel, “Tree of Smoke,” won the National Book Award for fiction Wednesday night. According to the Associated Press: New York Times reporter Tim Weiner won the nonfiction award for “Legacy of Ashes: The History … Continue reading

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Oprah picks Follett

Oprah Winfrey has selected Ken Follett’s 973-page “The Pillars of the Earth” as her latest book club pick.

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Author’s mom a Red Lion grad

Jonah Lehrer’s new book, “Proust Was a Neuroscientist,” was recently reviewed in the New York Times. Just 25, Lehrer has been a Rhodes scholar, worked in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and was a line chef at Le … Continue reading

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