Monthly Archives: March 2008

Recommended authors

Since this is my first blogging attempt, I thought I’d make a list of authors I’d recommend. Most of them are mystery or suspense writers whose books I’ve read for the mystery discussion group I attend at Borders.

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And the oddest book title is …

“If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs.” Yikes! That’s right. That’s the title that won London’s Diagram Prize for the oddest title of the year.

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Book deal for Mass. governor

Massachusetts’ first black governor, Deval Patrick, is writing a memoir that will be published by Broadway Books in 2010.

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“Gossip Girl” and “The Clique”

Not much to choose from between these two series for teen girls. Both are filled with shallow, one-dimensional characters intent on keeping their place in their group of “so-called” friends.

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“Bulls Island” in stores April 8

Fans of Dorothea Benton Frank will be happy to hear that her latest book, “Bulls Island,” goes on sale April 8. Her other books include “Sullivan’s Island” and “The Land of Mango Sunsets.”

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Kids can vote for favorite books

Kids can vote for their favorites among the 25 finalists in The Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choice Book Awards program. The program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written … Continue reading

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Send us your reviews

Have you just finished reading a book you couldn’t put down, or one that kept putting you to sleep? We want to hear about it, good or bad. Send your book review to gfogal@ydr.com and we will post it here.

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More ‘Goosebumps’ on the way

‘Goosebumps,’ the children’s horror series by R.L. Stine will be reborn this spring with a new series of 12 stories called ‘Goosebumps HorrorLand.’ To read about the new books and their author, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/books/25stin.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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Voices with a back story

Urban lit tells gritty stories about street life By JOSEPH MALDONADO For the Daily Record/Sunday News Authors have their own ideas of what makes a good story, but a common goal is to write what they know. Shannon Holmes has … Continue reading

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Book Madness

While my husband watches basketball on television, my nose is in a book. But now I’ve discovered that we literary types can get hyped with a March Madness of our own.

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