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AuthorsReading.com Will Offer Expedited Book Reviews Starting on January 1st ...
AuthorsReading.com Will Offer Expedited Book Reviews Starting on January 1st ...

8 books I bailed on in 2013
As with many aspects of human nature, the Internet only makes this disconcerting fact more visible, in, for example, the flagrantly categorical opinions people express about books, both the ones they hate and the one they (inexplicably) like. Critics ...

How I love that first new book of 2014!
For book lovers, the arrival of a new year expresses itself not only in the fresh calendars we place on our walls, or the champagne we pop on Jan. 1, or the resolutions we make with everyone else, but in something subtler – a little thing we notice ...

Greensboro student's love of books spurs giveaway
GREENSBORO — Foust Elementary students recently walked into the school library to find tables covered with books, and each student could take one home for free. They chattered as they thumbed through pages, flipping the covers over to the read the ...

A Year in Books
"A Reader's Book of Days" is essential reference material for anyone obsessed with literature and the people who create it. Author Tom Nissley -- who ran Amazon's book blog before he became a "Jeopardy!" champion -- includes incidents fictional and ...

A year's reading: 101 books
I'm happy to report that I surpassed my goal of reading at least 100 books in 2013, completing 101. While I've been a heavy reader most of my life, this is the first year I've kept an actual list of everything I've read, and the first time I've given ...

Is New England Baking The Books On Oil-Fired Carbon Emissions?
Is New England Baking The Books On Oil-Fired Carbon Emissions? comments, called-out. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments. The rise of ...

'Rover' books fetch big bucks canines
He travels the western United States shooting portraits of dogs, creating big, beautiful coffee-table books and giving every dime he raises to local animal-rescue shelters. Grant says he's having a great time, but it's a serious cause. It'll cost you ...

Kate DiCamillo to Be Ambassador of Young People's Literature
But librarians and reading advocates say children's books are constantly under pressure from other forms of entertainment like video games and television, a collective feeling that prompted the Library of Congress and other groups to form a new post in ...

1 Nobel Prize To Celebrate, 9 Books To Read
Another award that went to the right person was the National Book Award. James McBride's “The Good Lord Bird” is a rollicking reimagining of abolitionist revolutionary John Brown. I don't think it comes across as quite the tribute to Brown that McBride ...

Books for a new year
For you, MJ, If you're looking for one book that speaks to both your children's developmental stages, I'd be silly not to start with my very own book, "Put Yourself in Their Shoes, Understanding How Your Children See the World." With each topic, it ...

Daily Report: Two Views on the E-Book Reading Experience
As e-books gain in popularity — and as many of us download new e-books on our shiny, new tablets – two authors consider whether reading through technology affects the experience of reading. Mohsin Hamid, the author of three novels, most recently, “How ...

Shebooks, New Women's E-Book Publisher, Launches
NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shebooks (shebooks.net) entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment – women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering ...

Devotional exercise leads to book publication for local pastor
“They called my cellphone from New York which was pretty surreal.” The publishing company he went with is called 5 Fold Media, which now has released the book under the title: King's Commentaries – I Samuel. King said he tries to write the way he talks ...

Shebooks, New Women's E-Book Publisher, Launches
Currently available for Kindle and Nook devices, the growing library of e-books—up to 15 a month, each between a long magazine article and a book in length—will be available on all devices and by subscription from the Shebooks.net site beginning in ...

No books for you: US starves public domain for another year
Unless you happen to live in the United States, that is. As Duke University notes in its mournful annual report, no books will enter the public domain this year, or next year, or the year after that. This situation is the result of Congress's decision ...

Puppy Bowl books Keyboard Cat for halftime show (plus Lil Bub, penguin ...
Puppy Bowl books Keyboard Cat for halftime show (plus Lil Bub, penguin ...

10 Must-Read Books for January
2014 kicks off with the promise of cold and snow for many of us, making it the perfect time to just stay indoors and read books. Some of you might want to get caught up on the books you saw featured on the best-of lists that popped up at the end of ...

New Women's E-Book Publisher, Shebooks, Launches Today
Shebooks (shebooks.net) entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering for accessing the publisher's growing ...

New Women's E-Book Publisher, Shebooks, Launches Today
Shebooks (shebooks.net) entered the booming e-singles market today with a collection of nine titles aimed at the largest reader segment women. Shebooks also announced plans for a unique subscription offering for accessing the publisher's growing ...

Russell Banks: By the Book
So many books, so little time. When I was young and thought I had plenty of time, I often reread old favorites from start to finish. But these days I reread only bits and pieces, looking for a vaguely remembered tone or mood, a voice, a way of ...

10 best books of January: the Monitor's picks
10 best books of January: the Monitor's picks. Nothing starts the new year better than a fresh crop of books. Here are the 10 books that the Monitor's book critics liked best among the January 2014 releases. - Monitor staff. Enlarge ...

No Books for Troops collection in January
Books for Troops is suspending the collection of books during January. The containers will be removed and director Ellen Keegan asked that donors not leave any books. Books for Troops is not disbanding, Keegan said, and continues to send books from its ...

Photojournalist Publishing Book: 'Great to be a Gamecock'
Columbia, SC (WLTX)- A former University of South Carolina student said he has been captivated by the Gamecock culture and wants to share his excitement for the team. Photojournalist Sean Rayford is behind the lens for every home game and he hopes ...

Books: The can't-miss reads from 2013
Reading. Pfft. Who has time? Who can take hours and hours to actually read a book, especially if it's not all that good? Why waste that kind of time? You wonder that often, which is where I come in. It's my job to find the good stuff for you, and for ...

The hottest book publishing trend today: less is the new more.
The hottest book publishing trend today: less is the new more. “The first time I saw a 73-page 'book' offered on Amazon, I was outraged,” says New York Times best selling author Michael Levin. “But I thought about how shredded the American attention ...

Book News: 'Cazalet' Author Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies
And in weird news, actor Shia LaBeouf hired a pilot to write "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" in the skies over Los Angeles, in an attempt to apologize for lifting material from the comic book writer. LaBeouf has admitted that his short film "HowardCantour ...

Linda Harvey's 'Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality' Book ...
Linda Harvey's 'Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality' Book ...

Five books of American political history that you must read
Over the past few days, I've been thinking about John Judis's list of his 10 favorite works of American history. They're excellent choices—books any serious student of American history ought to wade through at some point—and he includes some ...

New Books Party: books received this week
When I get new books, I like to share them with people. Unfortunately, you are all so far away, so I cannot host a book party in my crib where you can look then over, so I'll do the next best thing. I'll host a book party on my blog each Friday of the ...

Books, Just Like You Wanted
Kiera Knightley in the 2005 film “Pride and Prejudice.” The book by Jane Focus Features Kiera Knightley in the 2005 film “Pride and Prejudice.” The book by Jane Austen is among the most opened books on Oyster but is finished less than 1 percent of the ...

The Bestselling Books of 2013
Hard Luck, the eighth book in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series, was the bestselling book across all print formats in 2013, selling over 1.8 million hardcover copies, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks roughly 80% of print sales. It was also the ...

Collecting Vintage Design Books
I didn't achieve this vision alone: It was partially inspired by my first interior-design bible, 1979's "The Apartment Book," by the editors of Apartment Life magazine. I lived inside that book's pages, plotting my escape from small-town life in New ...

18 books to watch for in 2014
18 books to watch for in 2014. By Breeanna Hare, CNN. updated 9:22 AM EST, Fri January 3, 2014. Sue Monk Kidd, the author of runaway best-seller "The Secret Life of Bees," is already well on her way to notching another hit. Oprah Winfrey has selected ...

Pediatrician: Giving books to babies makes them smarter
Abigail Snyder, a teacher at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, reads a book to a group of children gathered Friday morning for a kick-off event for the organization Raising Readers, which urged parents to resolve in ...

Teen writers find publishing success
Jake Marcionette was never much of a reader. “My mom always screamed at me to read, but I never really enjoyed it,” says the 13-year-old, lacrosse-playing Maryland resident — whose debut novel just got picked up by Penguin. "A lot of middle school ...

"Star Wars" Comics Move to Marvel in 2015 [UPDATED]
"We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels," Marvel publisher and president Dan Buckley said in a statement. "The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in ...

The NFL Playoffs Are Here. These Six Football Books Will Get You Properly ...
The NFL Playoffs Are Here. These Six Football Books Will Get You Properly ...

Film and Book Contract Provisions Cause Conflicts for Authors
The agreements authors make with companies that publish their books, and with the production companies that make films based on those books, have changed significantly over the past several years. Due in part to the kind of films currently being ...

Is Apple's E-Book Fight Worth the Trouble?
In early September, after Denise Cote, a federal judge in New York, found Apple liable for conspiring to fix the prices of digital books, she appointed a watchman to make sure the company complied with antitrust laws. Cote had found earlier that Apple ...

New Tribune book club rooted in Western history
My friend Marcelyn Ritchie has been leading a book group since 1977, beginning when she managed Waking Owl Books and continuing now as she works as a literacy aide and tutor at Edison Elementary School. Ritchie leads with a strong hand, drawing up ...

Flint book 'Teardown' named as one of 2014 Michigan Notable Books
FLINT, MI — After making waves in Genesee County around the state throughout the year, Flint author Gordon Young's "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City" has been named as one of the 2014 Michigan Notable Books. The book is one of 20 nonfiction ...

Thousands of books, manuscripts torched in fire at historic Lebanese library ...
Thousands of books, manuscripts torched in fire at historic Lebanese library ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, fiction, on sale Jan. 7). What it's about: Historical novel, set in Charleston, about a young girl given a 10-year-old slave ...

Muhlenberg students worried about inventory of books
The online protests, started at the beginning of winter break by middle and high school students, came in response to a memo administrators sent to teachers telling them to take inventory of their classroom libraries and review the content of books. In ...

Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond
Something similar is at work today: Digital publishing is now a mature, thriving industry, and yet many still insist that publishing is in its death throes. Book publishers know better: While hardcover sales declined slightly between 2008 and 2012 ...

Love of books inspires gift
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capital Day School librarian Mary Payne Coblin hasn't been able to keep a field guide on her bookshelf for more than two years — and she blames a group of eight boys. The sixth-graders — Conner Jackson, Luke Bowers, Wyatt ...

'Why I Read' by Wendy Lesser
The title “Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books” declares a purpose that Wendy Lesser with her first sentence immediately subverts : “It's not a question I can completely answer.” But why the internal debate? “There are abundant reasons ...

The most intriguing religion books of 2013
Jesus, Paul, food, charity and prayer were just some of the areas examined in the 2013 crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Some of these titles rank at the top of the year's best books, period. Others barely registered in the mainstream ...

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Reader
Start with the publishing companies: Overall book sales have been anemic in recent years, declining 6 percent in the first half of 2013 alone. But the profits of publishers have remained largely intact; in the same period only one of what were then ...


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