Monthly Archives: June 2011

My shelves runneth over

Another Book Nook Bonanza is over and I figure I have enough new books for a few months. My husband found three collections of classical music CDs and I bought 27 books, all for just $50. A great deal and … Continue reading

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Not just for kids: Adult Summer Reading Club starts

After I checked into Guthrie Memorial Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club, I checked out two books based on the club’s theme, Novel Destinations. It’s not the first time I’ve participated in the club, and I hope it won’t be the … Continue reading

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“State of Wonder” by Anne Patchett

This review is from reader Ron Haskell of York: Anne Patchett is a critically acclaimed and best-selling author of three works of fiction (“The Patron Saint of Liars,” “Run” and “Bel Canto”). With each book she refines her descriptive abilities … Continue reading

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“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

I cannot believe that children can live the way Jeannette Walls did and still turn out all right. Walls’ memoir, “The Glass Castle,” is riveting. Her father is a delusional alcoholic, her mother a goofy artist who would rather not … Continue reading

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Book about ghosts

Steve McNaughton will sign copies of his new book, “Ghostly Connections: Pennsylvania’s Lower Susquehanna Valley,” from 1 to 3 p.m. July 16 at 17 On The Square in Gettysburg. McNaughton lives in New Oxford and owns Chestnut Hall Bed and … Continue reading

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Harry Potter series to be sold as e-books

From the Associated Press: LONDON — Harry Potter’s adventures are going digital. Author J.K. Rowling announced Thursday that her seven Potter novels will be sold as e-books starting in October — ending the boy wizard’s status as one of the … Continue reading

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Stories about teens

Dawnlyn Holman of Manchester Township has written “Teenage Memoirs.” The book is a collection of short stories about three teenage friends, what happens in their lives and what goes through their minds. She is an English major at Millersville University … Continue reading

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East Berlin resident writes children’s book

East Berlin resident Kay Gingrich has turned her love of the snow and all the delights that come with winter into her first children’s book, “The Giggle of the Snow.” The organist and choir director at Carpenter’s Workshop in Seven … Continue reading

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Best-sellers at Borders

Best-sellers at Borders Books & Music in Springettsbury Township for the week that ended June 12: 1. “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo. 2. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. 3. “Hit List” by Laurel K. Hamilton. 4. “Water for … Continue reading

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Men like books with action, sports

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the Shelves What do men really like to read? That’s what I wanted to know. So, I turned to our staff, volunteers and cardholders at York County libraries for a sampling of what men are reading. Christopher … Continue reading

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