Monthly Archives: August 2008

Laura Bush is the “American Wife”

Laura Bush is the inspiration for Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel. To read about “American Wife,” click here.

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Garden-variety hilarity

I expanded my garden this year. I planted six tomato plants instead of two. And after doing battle with a relentless groundhog and a legion of green hornworms, I managed a very nice harvest. (OK, I’m not ready to open … Continue reading

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One Book: “The Grace That Keeps This World”

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News Area libraries are challenging readers to trade the muggy, late-summer days of central Pennsylvania for the bitter cold of winter in the Adirondacks as part of the annual One Book, One Community … Continue reading

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Ghosts in York

Learn about the myths, legends and ghost stories of York in “Spooky York, Pennsylvania,” by Scott D. Butcher and former York resident Dinah P. Roseberry. The book includes a walking ghost tour of York and more than 50 haunted locations … Continue reading

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‘Twilight’ opens Nov. 21

Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight’ series won’t have to wait much longer to see their favorite novel on the big screen. “Twilight,” the film adaptation of Meyer’s best-seller, will now open Nov. 21. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (“Lords of Dogtown”), … Continue reading

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‘Icy Sparks’

I am not a picky reader. Most of the books I find come from second-hand stores and thrift shops. Half the time, I don’t know when they were even written, until I look at the copyright date. I picked up … Continue reading

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Biden book a best-seller

A memoir by Sen. Joe Biden is now a best-seller. According to the Associated Press: A day after Sen. Barack Obama chose Biden as his running mate for the Democratic ticket, Biden’s “Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics” was … Continue reading

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I Am Adapted

I’ve now completed the triumvirate of films adapted from Richard Matheson’s masterpiece “I Am Legend.” I read the book, which I highly recommend to anyone (it’s much more than a sci-fi vampire book), before I saw any of the three … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps to write book

This just in from Associated Press: Olympic superstar Michael Phelps will write a book telling the story behind his historic eight gold medal swims just in time for the holiday season, Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced … Continue reading

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Election guide from Michael Moore

He’s baacck! Yes, Michael Moore is in the news again with a new book, “Mike’s Election Guide 2008” (Grand Central, 260 pp., $13.99, paperback original), in stores Tuesday. To read more about it, click here.

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