Monthly Archives: May 2012

Recently released: ‘Father’s Day’ by Buzz Bissinger

Entertainment reporter Erin McCracken previews a recently released book. Dive in! Brothers at heart of memoir Buzz Bissinger won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative work at The Philadelphia Inquirer. His book about high school football in Texas, “Friday Night … Continue reading

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Hanover author Kelley Latta releases Bible study

Kelley Latta is one busy woman. In addition to caring for her two sons and husband, the Hanover resident is a Bible teacher, event speaker and writer. She also serves as a member of the Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry … Continue reading

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Lynn Eib to sign copies of gift book ‘50 Days of Hope’

Lynn Eib has a message for cancer patients and caregivers: There is hope. The 58-year-old Jackson Township resident knows the trials of a cancer diagnosis firsthand — she is a 22-year survivor of colon cancer. Her most recent book, “50 … Continue reading

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York County Poet Laureate Carla Christopher talks to me about York’s literary scene, young writers and how to get Jawstruck! this Friday

It is a great comfort to me that there are still local, state and national poet laureates–poets who are looking out for other poets. And it’s an even greater comfort that Carla Christopher is representing us here in York County. … Continue reading

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Comic Book Wednesday: ‘The Guild: Fawkes’

Have you ever seen “The Guild”? It is a now wildly popular web series that began in 2007 and follows a fictional group that is obsessed with MMOs (massively multi-player online role-playing game.) While ‘The Guild’ is mainly about gaming … Continue reading

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York a ‘hotbed’ for ‘Fifty Shades’ readers

Buzz over “Fifty Shades of Grey” is getting out of control. The yoga instructor in my class this morning instructed us to raise our arms over our heads — as if we were handcuffed to the bed post. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Poem by Julia Hvalacik, Teen Takeover blogger-poet, and some sonnet love

It should be immediately noted that I am a huge fan of the sonnet. Big-time. Traditional or experimental, I have nothing but love for the form that my favorite poet and former teacher Molly Peacock says has “a primitive appeal … Continue reading

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Central Pa. Romance Writers announce June meeting

Do you like reading romance novels? Have you tried your hand at writing one? The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers will meet 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., … Continue reading

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Series Sunday: ‘A Clash of Kings’

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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Wrong turns to a great European trip

By TERESA COOK York Daily Record / Sunday News Doug Mack thought the book would make a good joke. “Europe on $5 a Day” — how ridiculous. He picked it up at the book sale for a coffee table conversation … Continue reading

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