Author Archives: Rebecca Hanlon

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.

Mitch Albom’s ‘The Time Keeper’ doesn’t make my favorites list

The last time I read a Mitch Albom book was during a six-hour drive to Erie. I needed something to keep my mind off of the long, lonely drive. I’ve been a pretty big fan of Mitch Albom since college. … Continue reading

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Quick summer read in Laura Moriarty’s ‘The Chaperone’

I’m generally a slow reader. The two-week check out period at the library is never long enough for me to read a book. And there have been times, I confess, despite living across the street from Martin Library, that I … Continue reading

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My boss Kate and I have similar tastes in books. We each have experience as cops reporters, and that kind of┬ácamaraderie has shown through in many of our interests — including, literature. We swap book suggestions and she cringes when … Continue reading

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The books to pack for beachy reading

Along with the sunscreen, cold beer and girly magazines you’ll be throwing into your beach bag this summer, the New York Times released its summer reading list in the June 2 Sunday edition. I’ve got my own list of books … Continue reading

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‘For One More Day’ by Mitch Albom

I’ve never been a big fan of audio books. I remember being in middle school and getting ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ on cassette because it was on my required reading list for that year. I listened to it in … Continue reading

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ by Jonathan Tropper

Judd Foxman gets a call from his sister. His father is dead. He needs to go home. But for Foxman, home is a place he lost long ago. The radio producer had gone to the last home he knew several … Continue reading

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“The Murder Room” uses real life mystery, but lacks organization

I’ve got a bookshelf full of classics I’ve collected over the years. I managed to plow through most of them during college, but as an English graduate, the appeal of a slow, hard-to-read classic novel has diminished. I live across … Continue reading

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Secrets, family ties carry reader through ‘Kite Runner’

Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner, is laced with chilling details of hardship and war in Afghanistan.

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‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ keeps reader’s interest with essays

My book shelf is stocked with anthologies and short stories. Whether it’s Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” or my collection of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales, a short story has carried me through my late night reading sessions … Continue reading

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Uncovering literary treasures at the York Emporium

I’m a big fan of used book stores – mostly because they’re affordable – but also because I’ve found used book stores to carry a lot of classics that began to appeal to me after college. The York Emporium features the literature I love, with a price that my wallet favors.

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