Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lawsuit against ‘Three Cups’ author rejected 

From the Associated Press: HELENA, Mont. — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones … Continue reading

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York County stores get ready for Free Comic Book Day

Hey, comic fans! On Saturday, May 5, the day is all about you — the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day will come to participating stores. York County stores are gearing up for the special day, stock-piling the freebies and … Continue reading

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Series Sunday: ‘Burned’

Many books in my book queue are waiting to be read, and a common theme among is that 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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Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers to meet

Calling all current romance writers and interested new members: The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg. Each month, the group … Continue reading

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Snag a free copy of Mike Argento’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’

If you haven’t read author Mike Argento’s novel, “Don’t Be Cruel,” here’s a chance to get it for free: Argento is hosting a giveaway through goodreads.com. Two copies are available, but you have to enter by April 30 for a … Continue reading

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Breakfast with the York County Literacy Council

This morning I headed east to Books-A-Million in Springettsbury Township, host to a York County Literacy Council breakfast for community members. A handful of board members, YCLC tutors and former students gathered to talk about YCLC success stories, the importance … Continue reading

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Recently released: ‘Darth Vader and Son’

Read a quick preview of a recently released book by entertainment reporter Erin McCracken: Darth Vader as dad Artist and author Jeffrey Brown turned one of the most famous (and flubbed) movie lines, “Luke, I am your father,” into the … Continue reading

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‘Amelia Bedelia’ comes to life for Devers students

Inspiration for the “Amelia Bedelia” books came from real life. It was fitting, then, that on Monday, Amelia herself came to life for students at Devers Elementary School in York. First-grade teacher Julie Hershey donned Amelia’s famous apron and hat … Continue reading

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Comic Book Wednesday: ‘The Secret Service’

It might have the word “secret” in its title, but Mark Millar‘s and Dave Gibbons‘ “The Secret Service” is definitely different than last week’s “Secret.” Both have a governmental/spy angle to them and a lot of violence, but “The Secret … Continue reading

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Dover fisherman Lee Snyder pens guide

Lee Snyder began fishing when he was an 11-year-old Boy Scout — and he’s never looked back. A York County native, Snyder lived in Red Lion for 40 years before moving to his Dover home. Now 75, he knows the … Continue reading

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