Monthly Archives: December 2009

My stack of books

How grows that stack of books by your bed? Mine is suddenly higher, thanks to Christmas gifts. Here’s what I’ll be reading: “In His Own Write” by John Lennon. My son found me a first edition. “A Snowflake in My … Continue reading

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What was your favorite book of the past decade?

Go to and vote for your favorite book published from 2000 to 2009. Then send an e-mail to and let us know how you voted. My favorite? “The Book Thief”

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The vagaries of retail

Two stories of modern retail that left me shaking my head: Dec. 18, the day before a major snowstorm was forecast and three days BEFORE the start of winter: Customer in a Target store: Where would I find children’s hats … Continue reading

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In search of large print

Have you ever shopped for large-print books? Good luck. The selection in the stores is slim, running mostly to romances, bibles and dictionaries, with the occasional best-seller thrown in. And the prices are, on average, 25 percent higher than regular … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Dec. 20. 1. “Under the Dome” by Stephen King. 2. “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis. 3. “Guinness Book of World Records 2010” by Guinness Book. … Continue reading

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Local artist illustrates new children’s book

“Freddie the Fish,” written by Francis Wolcott and illustrated by York resident Melissa Warner Bailey, has recently been published. The book is sold through for $13.95. It will also be available on, and

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Re-printed York, Pa., cookbook filled with recipes from 1910s

A circa-1916 cookbook York County cookbook that is ready to make a comeback. This cookbook has been reprinted and distributed to the York County Heritage Trust (717-848-1587, to sale to the public. The cookbook is packed with recipes of … Continue reading

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Looking for cheap books?

Here is a great place to find nearby sales of used books:

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Got a gadget? Library can help you use it

By DEBORAH SULLIVAN Community relations director for the York County Library System Electronic gadgets are the hot commodity this time of year. They are popular gifts, and it is nearly impossible to miss the massive amount of advertisements for cell … Continue reading

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‘Secrets to Happiness’ by Sarah Dunn

I find it hard to believe that even fictional characters would be so casual about sex as the people in this book. Holly, our protagonist, is still recovering from her divorce, which hit her hard when her husband walked out. … Continue reading

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