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Las Vegas sports books benefitting from volatile college basketball season
Ask 10 different patrons sitting in a sports book which college basketball team they'd bet on to win this year's NCAA Tournament and expect at least seven or eight different answers. In a season where the top-ranked team has gotten knocked off on seven ...

Algonquin schools seek gently used books
The Westfield Community School PTO, together with the Jacobs High School Rotary Interact Club, is collecting gently used books to distribute to District 300 classrooms in need. Teachers will make donated books available for in-school silent reading or ...

Books That Make Great Dates
But then I rediscovered what I'd seemed to have forgotten: books are such amazing companions. When Nicholas (my boyfriend) lived in the same city, I was definitely not reading as much as I used to. But when I got to thinking about it, I realized that I ...

'Murder Below Montparnasse': art, politics and mayhem
Cara Black's latest Aimée Leduc mystery has the fashionable detective investigating high-stakes art theft in Paris' Montparnasse neighborhood. Black appears Tuesday at Seattle Mystery Bookshop and Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. By Adam Woog ...

Pope's first hours as retiree: Prayer, TV, books
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican says Benedict XVI has spent his first few hours as a retiree praying, watching TV and taking walks. The Vatican on Friday released details of Benedict's life inside Castel Gandolfo, the vacation retreat where at 8 p.m ...

10 best books of March, according to Amazon's editors
While March offers some excellent fiction and other good reads as well (see the list that follows), Nelson says that the memoir-biography category is particularly rich this month. In a recent Monitor interview, she explained why Amazon is touting these ...

Paper Books in a Digital World
In the 1400s, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, instantly revolutionizing the world of books, words, and literature. Since then, paper books have dominated for almost 600 years, enduring everything from economic hardship and world wars to ...

Building an atlas for books with Small Demons
The hyperlinked book, however, has given rise to its own set of tools for interaction. There's Google's own NGram Viewer, which lets you track the rise and fall of written phrases over time. There are ubiquitous book recommendation tools, sites for ...

Sandy Hook: Love in the form of 10000 books
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, students and faculty at Slippery Rock University wondered what they could do. Then Alice Del Vecchio, assistant professor of professional studies at the Pennsylvania ...

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Batman Battles the Owls
New on the graphic books hardcover best-seller list this week, at No. 1, is “Batman: Night of Owls,” written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo. This adventure pits Batman and his allies (Batgirl, Nightwing and current and former Robins ...

Marg Helgenberger books CBS pilot
The former star of CSI has been cast in the drama pilot Intelligence as the director of Cybercom, the U.S. government's cyber security breach. The pilot that also stars Josh Holloway, Michael Rady and James Martinez focuses on a unit that has been ...

National Book Critics Circle honors Caro, Fountain
Caro's fourth Lyndon Baines Johnson book, The Passage of Power, won the National Book Critics Circle biography prize on Thursday night. The 77-year-old historian has won virtually every literary honor for his Johnson series, from the Pulitzer Prize to ...

Recommended books, March 3
We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Golden Shore. California's Love Affair With the Sea. By David Helvarg. (Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's; 342 pages; $27.99). In a dozen chapters covering everything from the major ports to kelp forests to ...

Bad Books Q&A: Andy Hull and Kevin Share Bowery Ballroom Stories (PHOTOS)
Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra and singer-songwriter Kevin Devine are setting up for their show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The burly looking Hull is wearing extra layers on this frigid February afternoon, battling a persistent cold ...

The Tournament of Books: Literature's March Madness
On the other hand, it was pointed out, we also kind of love book awards. We love the conversation, the attempt to focus the world's attention on great literature. It is so easy for books to get crowded out of the pop culture conversation. Perhaps it is ...

Grimes Library acquires $1100 in new books
The library was able to purchase the books with a $750 grant from the Libri Foundation and a $350 donation from the Colusa County Friends of the Library. Librarian Rose Ann Ellis created a display of the books and held an event on Thursday afternoon ...

Between Books, Claymont fixture, to shut doors after 34 years
Greg Schauer, 51, owner of Between Books in the Town and Country Shopping Plaza, helps customer Jennifer Marang, of Newark, with a purchase on Friday. Schauer will be closing the doors mid April. / JENNIFER CORBETT/THE NEWS JOURNAL ...

Bible moves to TV, inspires new books
The show's cast includes Roma Downey, who co-authored all three books with Mark Burnett, producer of the series that is narrated by Keith David and has a musical score by Hans Zimmer. The first episode, "In the Beginning/Exodus," will feature stories ...

Millions of books tracked in reading program
Nationally, last year more than 3.5 million books were accounted for when students took the quizzes and this year, Adele Knott, media specialist at the middle school, expects that number will be surpassed. "Last year our students read about 1,200 books ...

Books collected in drive could help kids across Paterson
A bigger-than-expected outpouring of donations in the Big Book Drive could help Paterson kids not only in the Northside ward, whose library branch was destroyed by Hurricane Irene, but throughout the city. Paterson Reads, a coalition of non-profit city ...

Best of BC | Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of BC
British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas - Derek Hayes (Douglas & McIntyre). 4. The Book of Kale - Sharon Hanna (Harbour Publishing). 5. Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub - Aaron Chapman (Arsenal Pulp ...

Books roundup
A few years ago Rabbi John Friedman, of Judea Reform Congregation in Durham, took a sabbatical to study at Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies. Friedman did research into the 13th-century trial of the Talmud in France. Friedman is the co-author of a ...

Ann Arbor book club celebrates 18 years of meeting at Nicola's Books
The venue has always been Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson Ave., at the Westgate Shopping Center in Ann Arbor, and Saturday afternoon, In Good Company members are thanking and recognizing owner Nicola Rooney with a brief ceremony before their ...

Highlight-reel KO in books, Bellator 91's Ed West sets sights on champ Dantas
West (17-8 MMA, 3-3 BFC) on Thursday delivered a head-kick knockout against Josh Montoya (10-7 MMA, 0-0 BFC) at Bellator 91 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. And after he landed the head kick, he still managed to hit Montoya with a ...

'Mary Poppins' stage show borrows from movie, books with additions of its own
This “Mary Poppins” is a hybrid — a mix of the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and the original books that Poppins creator Pamela Travers began in 1934. The stage musical includes some of the film's favorite moments, including Poppins flying in with ...

Book chronicles development of artist Joel Babb
The “Nature” in the book's title refers largely to scenes in Maine, where Babb now lives full time, but it's his vision of Boston that grabbed me. Ironically, his first show at Newbury Street's Vose Galleries in 2006 was so successful that he was able ...

Local author readings
Ruta Sepetys (“Out of the Easy”) reads at 1:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library and 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy (“Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”) ...

'Engineers of Victory' by Paul Kennedy
For Kennedy, best known for his 1987 book, “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers,'' and his theories about imperial overstretch, it is not good enough to say that the combined industrial and military might of the United States, the British Empire, and ...

What are you reading now?
“John Searles has a new book coming out called Help for the Haunted, which is fantastic. It's about a pair of sisters whose parents help people who believe they're haunted by some kind of spirit. It is just great and unique. The characters are not ...

Beginning readers are books that help children read on their own
SALISBURY — Each year thousands of children's books are published due to the various stages of development and reading abilities of children, such as chapter books, picture books and informational books, but there are also books that help children ...

Briefing Books: 'Last Ape Standing,' Steelers everything, 'Zen Bytes' and more
Honestly, there are more regional authors than we ever imagined. Books by local writers come in by the bin every day. Trying to catch them before they fall between the cracks is full-time work. Please, send only books published in the past year to ...

Lines: So many books make their way to the big screen
"Murder Below Montparnasse" by Cara Black (Soho, $25.95, 336 page): This is the 13th title in the Aimee Leduc series by the San Francisco author, who appeared for the Bee Book Club in 2008. Leduc, the spiky-haired French PI, must deal with murder and ...

Little libraries to make books more accessible
The small libraries, big enough to hold 20 to 30 books, encourage an exchange of literature within the community. Individuals are invited to take any book they find interesting and replace it with one from their own collection. Saturday marked the ...

Valley Voice: Books for local children to treasure
If you would like to help provide funds for new books for the children, donations can be sent to First Book East Coachella Valley, 54480 Avenida Rubio, La Quinta, CA 92253. Volunteers are welcomed to participate in First Book East Coachella Valley ...

In books, preachers send lessons beyond congregations - Las Vegas Review
The Rev. Jud Wilhite preaches at Central Christian Church in Henderson. His latest book, "Pursued: God's Divine Obsession with You," recently ranked No. 3 in the Hardcover Advice and Misc. category on The New York Times best-seller list. » Buy this ...

Books: New and noteworthy
We scope out the hottest books on sale the week of March 3. 1. The Striker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Putnam, fiction, on sale March 5). What it's about: This origin story for Cussler's hero Isaac Bell traces his roots back to 1902, as he's ...

Hardly Heroic: 3 Flagrantly Flawed Main Characters
... selfish thoughts we're certain Mother Teresa never had. Those failings are what make the morally flawed heroes of these books ring uncomfortably true. And if we, the reader, refuse to empathize with these very human characters, does that make us ...

Locals share why they prefer books or e-readers
Every Christmas, electronic tablets and e-readers are at the top of popular gift lists, which causes book lovers to turn away from their once-favorite print editions. In December 2012, Forrester Research analyst Sarah Rotman Epps forecasted that ...

Spring Reading: Books from and about the Cowboy State
This is the seventh edition of the book, published by the League of women Voters of Wyoming. Originally written in 2006, it includes updates in legislative districting, governing of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes, the creation of ...

Books in Brief: 'Runaway King,' 'Thriller'
This second book in Nielsen's Ascendance Trilogy returns to the adventures of young King Jaron (who masqueraded as the orphan Sage in the first book) and continues the same page-turning suspense and nifty plot twists that made the first book so much ...

A flood of support for Longfellow Books
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Longfellow Books has been feeling the love from the community since it flooded during the Blizzard of 2013. The store lost about half of its supply of books, and different groups around the city have rallied to help ...

Chapter closed: Dymocks exits e-book publishing after 15 months
The retailer started D Publishing in December 2011 in the hope it could use the Dymocks brand to gain a foothold in the growing e-book market. The business offered authors the opportunity to self-publish both printed books and e-books and sell their ...

Saddle Brook Girl Scouts aim for 10000 books for Paterson kids
The Saddle Brook troop and its leaders, Jennifer Miller and Cindy Terwilliger, originally sought to gather 500 books for the drive. But during the Township Hall meeting, the scouts — boosted by a generous donation of 4,000 books — upped their goal ...

'Contagious: Why Things Catch On' by Jonah Berger
Published in 2000, “The Tipping Point” rapidly reached a tipping point. In the blink of an eye, it seems, Malcolm Gladwell's argument that social epidemics are spread by a small number of special people, whom he calls mavens, connectors, and salesmen, ...

How e-books circulate at Franklin County libraries
FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Franklin County Library System has developed a collection of about 1,200 e-books. According to Bernice Crouse, executive director of the system, there are two platforms on which it offers e-books. The larger of the two is the ...

Georgia library sale turns up valuable rare books
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A used-book sale to benefit a coastal Georgia library turned up a couple of rare and valuable editions. The Jacksonville Times-Union reports the big catch at the Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library sale was a collection of ...

Ga. library sale turns up valuable rare books
The auditorium is loaded with boxes of used books at bargain prices, but Troup Nightingale painstakingly put some in a premium room where the prices go from $2 to $1,500. The publication that brings the premium price is “a reissue of Harper's Weekly ...

Books come first for Siegel lineman
MURFREESBORO — Siegel offensive lineman Jacob Schultz has less than two months to decide what college he attends in the fall. There is a good chance he could be considered a sophomore because of the courses he's tested out of this year. Schultz will ...

Weird, outdated rules remain on the books
Some municipalities within the county have a number of ordinances — some outdated — on their books that go unenforced. Those spending a night out in the village of Fowlerville or Tyrone Township should think twice before they start singing. Customers ...

Beyond Angry Birds: great cellphone reads
We know the old complaint: So Many Books, So Little Time! Those of us who don't read (much) cite busy lives as the culprit, and yet somehow we still manage to steal a few precious moments for Fruit Ninja, Temple Run or the latest iteration of the ...


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