Monthly Archives: January 2012

Do you agree with the critics on ‘great’ books?

It seems logical that the best authors of the 21st century should have no problem picking the great books of the past few hundred years. They are considered experts solely from their professional experience. In a the book “The Top … Continue reading

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York County book news

Fantasy spring training at Martin Library Spend an afternoon talking baseball with Paul White and Ron Shandler at Fantasy Spring Training, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. White is the editor of … Continue reading

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Pursuit becomes passion in ‘Loaves’

As I type this, I have a batch of dough rising in the oven. In another hour or so, it will get rolled out and cut into 3-inch rounds and become English muffins. Or I hope so, in any case. … Continue reading

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‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’
unbelievable at times, though true

Don’t let the title fool you, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” isn’t a comedy. It follows the highs and lows of clinically depressed New York City teenager Craig Gilner. Craig is an ambitious 15 year old who spends an … Continue reading

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Comic Book Wednesday: New 52 Wonder Woman

“You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman.” Ever have a fictional role model, maybe from a book or television show? How about a comic series? Wonder Woman is mine. It was “given” to me by my boyfriend, but he made a good … Continue reading

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Caldecott, Newbery winners announced

By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press This year’s winners of the top prizes in children’s literature were honored for stories of resilience over the most everyday troubles: a boy grounded by his parents, a dog that loses its favorite toy. Jack … Continue reading

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York County book news

Ma & Pa Railroad remembered “The Ma & Pa Remembered: A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad” by Henry C. Peden Jr. and Jack L. Shagena Jr. was published recently, the first book about the railroad in nearly 50 … Continue reading

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‘The Book of Lies’ by Brad Meltzer

This review was sent in by Mike Bolllinger: Brad Meltzer is a busy man. Between churning out seven best-selling thrillers, award-winning comic book stories and hosting the History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, he has to be. His schedule must be … Continue reading

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‘Make the Bread, Buy the Butter’ by Jennifer Reese

As I blogged back in August 2011, I was extremely excited for this book’s October release. I’d read an excerpt in USAirways magazine and was immediately intrigued. Jennifer Reese does not disappoint. Chapters in “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter” … Continue reading

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‘Snow Falling on Cedars’ by David Guterson

I picked up “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson because I’d heard of the film by the same name, released in 1999 and nominated for an Academy Award. The novel tells the story of a Kabuo, a Japanese man … Continue reading

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