Monthly Archives: February 2012

Comic Book Wednesday: ‘Baltimore: The Plague Ships’

When I first saw this hardcover comic book — “Baltimore: The Plague Ships” — in my boyfriend’s collection, my mind immediately went to the harbor city south of York. And though this comic has nothing to do with the actual … Continue reading

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Check out an interactive map of Panem from Hunger Games

If you’re a fan of “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, you’ve got to check out this interactive created by the San Jose Mercury News, another newspaper within our company. They’re created an interactive map that is their interpretation of … Continue reading

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Messiah College professor a finalist
for George Washington Book Prize

Think you’ve learned all there is to know about George Washington? Think again — authors explore different facets of the first president and the States’ beginnings each year. And Messiah College history professor John Fea is at the forefront of … Continue reading

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‘Berenstain Bears’ co-creator dies

When I saw this news come across the wire at work, I got a little teary-eyed at my desk. I grew up on the Berenstain Bears — big time. Finding an adventure I hadn’t read or didn’t already own was … Continue reading

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Series Sunday: ‘Eldest’

Many books in my book queue are waiting to be read, and a common theme among them is they’re all part of a series, trilogy or saga. Each Sunday, I’ll share a book from a series. You can read along … Continue reading

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‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
by Jonathan Safran Foer

By now, you’ve likely seen commercials for the film adaptation of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” (It’s up for a Best Picture Academy Award on Sunday.) Tom Hanks is the dad; Sandra Bullock is the mom. But I’m a firm … Continue reading

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Read Across America encourages a love for reading

Head over to the Smart blog today to get the details on the National Education Association’s Read Across American campaign. It happens each year in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2, but you can jump-start the reading on … Continue reading

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Move over, Harry: J.K. Rowling has deal for new novel

From the Associated Press: Adult fans of J.K. Rowling can rejoice: She has a new novel coming, for grownups. The kids will have to wait and see. The author of the mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has an agreement with Little, … Continue reading

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Comic Book Wednesday: ‘Army of Darkness’

If you are a fan of the cult classic “Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness,” the latest in the comic franchise is just for you. Thinking it was a brand new No. 1, I picked up Dynamite Entertainment’s “Army of … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert to release ‘ordinary’ children’s book

From the Associated Press: NEW YORK — With the blessing of Maurice Sendak, Stephen Colbert is releasing a children’s book. Grand Central Publishing said Tuesday that it will publish “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)” on May 8. … Continue reading

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