Monthly Archives: June 2008

For the beach

It was the perfect week for a beach book, even though I wasn’t anywhere near the ocean. I was in my living room, in fact, when I would much rather have been biking on the rail trail. But when the … Continue reading

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My summer project

Some kids get reading lists from their schools for the summer — I make my own. This summer I have decided to read all the Harry Potter books in order, from 1 to 7. I thought of this last summer … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble pumps up Web site

Barnes& has added three new features to its Barnes & Noble Studio multimedia site that are well worth a look. In Guest Books, found out what writers read as authors talk about their top three favorite books. David Sedaris is … Continue reading

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My first time

I couldn’t take the peer pressure any more. I succumbed. I gave in to desire.

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Being an ardent reader can become costly when buying books at retail bookstores. Some of us have favorite older books, series, or authors not easily found in bookstores where the shelves are stocked with more current authors and titles. The … Continue reading

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McCall Smith’s entry in the myths series

While I’m entrenched in Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!”, I figured I’d add a review of yet another book in Canongate’s myths series. In his contribution to the series, Alexander McCall Smith tells the tale of Angus (or Aengus), the Celtic god … Continue reading

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FREE download audio books

Got your attention, right? I heard about this on the Today show last week. Go here.

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Author, interrupted

Mike Dellosso gets a book deal — and cancer By JOSEPH MALDONADO For the Daily Record/Sunday News In Mike Dellosso’s new book, “The Hunted,” a small town with dark secrets is being stalked by a monster with even darker intentions. … Continue reading

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Local history titles touted for summer reading

Daisy Myers’ “Sticks ‘N Stones,” Mary Hamilton’s “Rising from the Wilderness,” and Carol McCleary Innerst’s “York College of Pennsylvania” are three books that merit reading this summer – or any time of year. For more details, see: Central Pennsylvania histories … Continue reading

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Book Clubs

Are you in one? I’ve been in one for 10 years — pretty remarkable, right? My group is all local — in fact most of us live in the same neighborhood, so it’s very convenient, especially during the winter.

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