Monthly Archives: May 2010

If you like “Twilight,” you might like “Siren”

Are you a fan of teen mysteries with a surprise ending? Pick up “Siren” by Tricia Rayburn as a quick summer book. Vanessa Sands is a teenage girl on vacation with her family to Winter Harbor in Maine. She and … Continue reading

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Book teaches how to cut costs at home

Have you ever gone into sticker shock at a store? Have you ever wondered if you can do an expensive job yourself? Grab the ultimate DIY manual: “Be Thrifty, Not Cheap: How To Live Better With Less.” “Be Thrifty” is … Continue reading

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Romance novel looks for trouble

If you are a serial romance novel reader, and you’re looking for a new read, pick up “Nothing But Trouble” by Rachel Gibson. Chelsea Ross is an out-of-work actress who takes on the job of being a personal assistant to … Continue reading

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“The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian

When Ella Robinas decides that she and her husband, John, should take one more road trip in their RV, the Leisure Seeker, her adult children and her doctor object. After all, the Robinas are in their 80s and John has … Continue reading

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‘Zookbreak’ author to coach young writers

Gordon Korman, author of “Pop” and “Zoobreak,” will present workshops during the Young Writers Academy for aspiring writers in fourth through 12th grade, June 21-25, at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown. “Serious and curious” writers must register before June 15 … Continue reading

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Teen’s story has sci-fi adventure

By JESS KROUT Daily Record/Sunday News In 2007, 15-year-old Alex Martin set forth on a sci-fi adventure. Armed with his infinite imagination, Alex started writing what he hoped would evolve into a series of four books. He’s halfway there. “Shadows: … Continue reading

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“The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman

A newspaper staff is made up of many different kinds of people – scheming climbers, chair warmers, language sticklers and storytellers. But they are also just like everyone else in that they have varied and sometimes messy personal lives. So … Continue reading

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Southeastern York County historical society looking for a few good photos

This picture of a Dempwolf-designed rural southeastern York County house will appear in an soon-to-be-released photo book published by the Stewartstown Historical Society. The Stewartstown Historical Society is seaching for old photos of southeastern York County to put in a … Continue reading

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Building a library at Leg Up Farm

Comcast Spotlight will deliver more than 200 books to Leg Up Farm for its new library at 10 a.m. May 22. Volunteers will also read to the children. Leg Up Farm, a non-profit therapy center for children with disabilities and … Continue reading

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Read 10 books, get one free

Borders Books & Music is double-dog daring kids 12 and younger to read 10 books this summer. The payoff? A free book. Just download the form at and list the 10 books you’ve read. Take the completed form to … Continue reading

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