Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘Matched’ by Ally Condie

This weekend during my transition into a new apartment, my mom told me I wasn’t allowed to move again until I was married and my husband could do all the heavy lifting. I took this as a subtle sign she … Continue reading

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“Going in Circles” by Pamela Ribon

Charlotte Goodman has trouble waking up, trouble getting through the day, trouble dealing with her mom and, especially, trouble getting over her broken marriage. Charlotte has a good job that she likes, a best friend named Andy and a talent … Continue reading

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Plenty of parodies

The New York Times has an article up today about “Books to Bury Yourself In” at the beach this summer. On the day before a long weekend, I can’t think of anything better than daydreaming about a book and the … Continue reading

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Betty White pens book

NEW YORK — A few Betty White turn-ons:
She likes a cocktail before dinner and a weekly poker night.

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Oprah’s effect on book clubs

With “The Oprah Winfrey Show” signing off today after 25 years, many are stepping back to see what kind of effect Oprah has had on American culture over the years — more specifically, on books and book clubs. Oprah began … Continue reading

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“The Great Typo Hunt” by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson

Grammarians and people who love the English language are haunted by typos. We see them everywhere. So it is with Jeff Deck, who, deciding his life needs purpose, sets out across the country to correct typos. Besides, he’s always wanted … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended May 15: 1. “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo. 2. “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson. 3. “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris. 4. “Does The Noise … Continue reading

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Go outside and read!

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves When I was a kid, the best part of school was summer. OK, I am only semi-kidding, because I truly love to learn, but the freedom experienced during summer vacations is certainly memorable. Summer was … Continue reading

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More food, please

Gabrielle Hamilton begins her memoir, “Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef,” with the annual lamb roast at her family’s Pennsylvania home. We meet her mother, who is French, a former ballet dancer and a whiz … Continue reading

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The end of books?

No need to worry about the end of world on Saturday, folks. We have a much more pressing issue at hand — the end of the physical book. Amazon announced this morning that it’s now selling more Kindle e-books than … Continue reading

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