Monthly Archives: December 2008

A successor to Dewey

Page, the new kitten found in the snow and adopted by Vicki Myron. Vicki Myron, who wrote the best-selling “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World,” was going to wait before getting another cat. But then she “fell … Continue reading

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Children’s book is pulled

NEW YORK — A children’s book inspired by a since-discredited Holocaust story has been pulled by the publisher, the Associated Press reports. Laurie Friedman’s “Angel Girl,” based on Herman Rosenblat’s tale of meeting his future wife at a concentration camp, … Continue reading

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Sometimes the book is secondary

It’s wonderful to receive books, but sometimes a gift is all about the presentation. Christmas morning our oldest son, Mike, gave my husband and me a slim volume of poetry by Billy Collins. Then he proceeded to read one of … Continue reading

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‘The Hunger Games’ worth reading — twice

A review from reader Beth Vrabel: Take Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and mix with the Olympics. Blend in all that’s evil about reality televison, add a dash of “Romeo & Juliet,” and you’ll end up with something not nearly as … Continue reading

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York’s first poet laureate dies

By JEFF FRANTZ Daily Record/Sunday News As he lay in bed at York Hospital on Tuesday battling leukemia, Gerry Meisenhelder turned to a grandson and began dictating verse. One more connection with the world to be recorded. Since he began … Continue reading

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‘Dewey’ delivers

A co-worker suggested I read “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by librarian Vicki Myron. I asked for it for Christmas. I opened it Dec. 25 (Thursday) and was finished with it two days later despite working … Continue reading

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“23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese

A review from one of our readers, Loretta Martin: Walking past the book section of Wal-Mart the other day, I noticed a book with a title that caught my eye: “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese. Being a big … Continue reading

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Year’s best-sellers at Borders

Here are the most popular books of 2008 at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township, as compiled by the store’s management staff. 1. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J. K. Rowling. 2. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. … Continue reading

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Local author: Craig Trebilcock

The book: “No Time for Ribbons” (iUniverse, $17.95) The author: Craig Trebilcock of Glen Rock is an attorney/partner with Shumaker Williams PC and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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It’s a generational thing

I’m talking about the Internet. People who have grown up with the Internet, as opposed to people like me who had to “learn” it, are much more likely to turn to the web in all things. This was illustrated to … Continue reading

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