Monthly Archives: January 2010

Priest tale outrageous … but fun

The title is the first thing to grab my attention. “The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival.” What exactly is a grand prairie rabbit? (Turns out Grand Prairie is the name of the town.) Then there’s the cover. You’d expect … Continue reading

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“Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger dies

Just in from the Associated Press: NEW YORK — J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose “The Catcher in the Rye” shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.

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Scare kids into reading

Award-winning children’s author Carole Marsh has proclaimed 2010 the Year of the Children’s Mystery Book and is inviting kids to take The Mystery Challenge by reading six mystery books this year. Children completing the challenge will receive a certificate of … Continue reading

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York Revolution launch reading program for kids

More than 15,000 students have signed up for the York Revolution’s “Rev-Up-Reading” program. Designed to entice students to embrace reading as a fun activity, this year’s program comes with a whole new set of perks for students, including a free … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Jan. 17. 1. “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. 2. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. 3. “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis. 4. “Dear John” … Continue reading

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Wellsville boy wins contest

Henry Imgrund, 12, from Wellsville won $100 in “The 39 Clues” multimedia series adventure. The series combines books, collective cards and an online game that lets kids become part of the story as they join the hunt to win prizes. … Continue reading

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‘Love Story’ author Erich Segal dies

From the Associated Press Erich Segal, the author of the hugely popular novel “Love Story,” has died of a heart attack, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 72. Francesca Segal said her father died Jan. 17 at his home in … Continue reading

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‘Spenser’ novelist Robert Parker dies

From the Associated Press Robert B. Parker, the blunt and beloved crime novelist who helped revive the hard-boiled genre and branded a tough guy of his own through his “Spenser” series, has died. He was 77. An ambulance was sent … Continue reading

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Stead, Pinkney win top children’s book awards

Just in from the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Rebecca Stead’s “When You Reach Me” and Jerry Pinkney’s “The Lion and the Mouse,” two highly praised books for young people, have received the top prizes in children’s literature. Stead’s intricate, … Continue reading

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“I’d Kill for That” — edited by Marcia Talley

“I’d Kill for That” is a tale of murder and intrigue in a wealthy neighborhood in suburban Maryland with enough colorful characters to make your head spin. The plot twists and turns from stately homes to the country club and … Continue reading

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