Monthly Archives: February 2010

Book exchange at Central Market

Central Market posted the following on its Facebook page: “Have a good book that you’d like to share? Check out the Central Market ‘Book Exchange!’ Central Market offers a ‘Book Exchange’ shelf, located at the seating area near the piano. … Continue reading

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‘Hatbox Baby’ characters unforgettable

Carrie Brown’s “The Hatbox Baby” reminds me of a lot of the early novels of Anne Tyler, filled with quirky characters so full of human frailty that you can’t help but root for them. The setting is the 1933 Chicago … Continue reading

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“Winter’s Awakening” nothing special

A review, short and to the point, from reader Mary Joe Vukmanic: “Winter’s Awakening” by Shelley Shepard Gray is the first of three “Seasons of Sugarcreek” books set in an Amish community in Sugarcreek, Ohio. There’s nothing special about it. … Continue reading

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Local author now on Kindle

“Makeshift Christmas,” a novel by Shrewsbury author Jessica Mary Buck, is now available as a Kindle edition and e-book, as well as a paperback, on The book was published in 2007 by Outskirts Press and is also for sale … Continue reading

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Jolie to play Cornwell’s Scarpetta

From the Los Angeles Times: Depending on how one counts, it was a meeting either six months or almost 20 years in the making. The major participants? Two pop-culture luminaries. One was Angelina Jolie, the Oscar winner who launched 1,000 … Continue reading

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Anna Wintour heads to magazine hall of fame

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — Already considered one of the most powerful people in fashion, Vogue’s Anna Wintour is headed to the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.

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Board book helps kids learn Chinese

“Mandy and Pandy Play ‘What Colors Do You See?’” by Chris Lin arrived at my desk today. It is a board book designed to help young children learn Chinese. It was written by a Chinese-American father to help his adopted … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended Feb. 14. 1. “Worst Case” by James Patterson. 2. “Lost City of Z” by David Grann. 3. “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan. 4. “A Reliable … Continue reading

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Governors part of lecture series

Former Pennsylvania Governors Dick Thornburgh, Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, the son of late Gov. Robert P. Casey, will be featured as part of the State Bookstore’s 2010 lecture stories at the State Museum in Harrisburg. … Continue reading

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Knitting it together at the library

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves Besides reading great books in the winter, knitting is a popular pastime for many. Several York County libraries have active knitting groups that meet regularly. In Hellam, Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center Branch Librarian Susan … Continue reading

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