Monthly Archives: February 2010

Top 10 children’s books

The National Education Association asked educators to name their favorite children’s books.┬áHere are the Top 10: 1. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White and Garth Williams 2. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak 3. “The Giving Tree” by Shel … Continue reading

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Review of “Homecoming” (Mercy Thompson Graphic Novel Series #1) by Patricia Briggs, Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo

I’m not the biggest graphic novel fan out there. I’ve read the “Watchmen”, and yes, the “Crow” but I’ve never been more impressed with a graphic novel than I was with the prequel to Patricia Briggs’ New York Times best … 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. 7. 1. “Worst Case” by James Patterson. 2. “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. 3. “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann. 4. “The … Continue reading

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Moms on sidelines: humor ensues

By TERESA COOK Daily Record/Sunday News Every mother who has sat on the sidelines watching her child knows what Sherry Bosley means when she writes, “I have been told I am a bit ‘intense.’” But she isn’t really, she just … Continue reading

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Biography of Lincoln wins 2010 Lincoln Prize

A two-volume biography that was 30 years in the making, by one of the foremost living authorities on Abraham Lincoln, has won the 2010 Lincoln Prize. Michael Burlingame will receive the $50,000 Lincoln Prize for his book, “Abraham Lincoln: A … Continue reading

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“Mockingjay” completes “Hunger Games” trilogy

Fans of Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy can mark Aug. 24 on their calendars. It’s the day “Mockingjay,” the final book in the trilogy, will be released. Read more about it here. For a review of “Hunger Games,” click here.

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Author Junot Diaz honored for helping peers

From the Associated Press: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz is among this year’s winners of the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. The award was announced Wednesday by the nonprofit literary organization Poets & Writers Inc. It is given … 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. 31. 1. “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. 2. “I am Ozzy” by Ozzy Osbourne. 3. “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann. 4. … Continue reading

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“Stones Into Schools” by Greg Mortenson

If you liked “Three Cups of Tea,” you’ll like “Stones into Schools,” the followup about Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute’s efforts to build schools in the remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This second book focuses much more on Afghanistan … Continue reading

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What should every woman read?

If you were to choose the Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read, what would be on your list? Go to the More magazine Web site at http://www.more.com/2053/10840-the-top-100-books-every#1 to find out what books made their cut. Let us know if … Continue reading

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