Monthly Archives: November 2008

Beer fan on your shopping list?

You might want to check out this book by Philadelphia Daily News beer columnist Don Russell. Perfect gift? Check.

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Best-sellers at Borders

The following were best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Nov. 16: 1. “Too Fat to Fish” by Artie Lange. 2. “You Being Beautiful” by Mehmet Oz. 3. “The Christmas Sweater” by Glenn … Continue reading

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Rev Up Reading

York Revolution Baseball has launched a “Rev Up Reading” program to entice students to read four books. Books completed will be marked on special bookmarks that also have vouchers for half-price tickets for their school’s scheduled game night.

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Inspired by a friend

Debbie Macomber wrote ‘8 Sandpiper Way’ with inspiration from her York friend, Minda Butler. By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News Best-selling author Debbie Macomber’s fans might be too excited to get to the latest gossip in her recent … Continue reading

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Book crossing

One of my former college roommates is obsessed with something called Book Crossing. You might have heard of it. Maybe from the stamp inside a paperback in your dentist’s waiting room, the stickers on stacks of free books in a … Continue reading

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Cats vs Dogs

For the first part of my life I was a cat person. I enjoyed their independence and their superior attitude to all. Then, five years ago my daughter brought home a puppy. It was the classic “isn’t he cute, can … Continue reading

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Kids’ books adults will want to read

Gloria Fogal, books page editor, and Nancy Duncan, children’s librarian, discuss Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book.” Gloria: After watching a video of author Neil Gaiman reading the first chapter of his new children’s novel, “The Graveyard Book,” I knew I … Continue reading

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National Book Award winners

Book award winners, announced Nov. 19, from left: Mark Doty, poetry; Annette Gordon-Reed, nonfiction; Judy Blundell, young people’s literature and Peter Matthiessen, fiction. Judges for the National Book Award honored a comeback, giving the fiction award to Peter Matthiessen’s “Shadow … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson never made it to the top of K2, one of the Himalayas’ most formidable peaks. But his mountain-climbing defeat turned into a victory over ignorance and illiteracy. Because of him, thousands of Pakistani and Afghan children, including girls, … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama a “Female Force”

This just in from McClatchy Newspapers: BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Michelle Obama’s fashion savvy may earn her a spot on a future cover of Vogue magazine. But her political influence has already won over Bellingham, Wash.-based publishing company Bluewater Productions, which … Continue reading

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