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Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale May 3). What it's about: A biography of the former Beatle, still going strong as a solo ...

Game of Thrones' Ciarán Hinds' 6 favorite books
This book sat on my shelf for 20 years before I recently plucked up the courage to make inroads into its 1,400 pages. A few weeks later I was trying to ration my reading, as I never wanted it to end. Set a few years after India won independence from ...

Embracing books
In a recent interview with The National, Minister of State Noura Al Kaabi gave her perspective on the joys of reading. “I believe reading defines a society and its progress," she said. Judging by the amount of book-related events taking place this week ...

Books saved my life. They really did
As writer Louis L'Amour said, “A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever.” When I was a child, books were not only my window on the world, they were where I could live other lives, emotions, and psychological states ...

Food Network founder signs books in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Food Network founder and Grand Rapids native Jack Clifford is sharing his story of success with his home town. Clifford will be signing his book "The Least Likely To Succeed" at Schuler Books & Music on Sunday May 1 at 3 P.M. ...

Report: Tiger Woods books lodging for Memorial, Players Championship
It feels like there's too much smoke here for something to not go down (though I'm not totally sure what yet). Reuters reported this week that Tiger Woods has booked hotels or rental homes for both the Memorial Invitational in June and Players ...

Books|Little Sugarcoating in Cao Wenxuan's Children's Books
“Cao Wenxuan's books don't lie about the human condition,” the International Board on Books for Young People said in announcing the award. “They acknowledge that life can often be tragic and that children can suffer.” At the core of Mr. Cao's stories ...

Chandigarh: With hard copies and e-books, libraries opt for hybrid avatar
Although ebooks are gaining popularity, no significant drop in the readers of hard copies of books has been observed. The library incharge at the T S Central State Library, Anju Gupta, Sector 17, says, “There is no denial that the clientele for ...

Books on bikes adds to Big Payback's story in Nashville
It started with hundreds of books stored in the basement of Mathew Portell's tiny house in East Nashville. The piles of pre-loved children's stories — collected from the local biking community in support of a local teacher's big idea — then turned ...

13 Emotions Every 'Game Of Thrones' Book Fan Feels While Watching Season 6
Loving the books and the series is exhausting under the best of conditions, but now the show has outpaced the books and I am a ball of emotions. Book fans are now as adrift as Dany is as she wanders the Dothraki Sea. Should you be excited about the new ...

Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy: What We Know From The Books
Luckily, while we have mostly caught up to the books in HBO's Game of Thrones, there are a few A Song Of Ice And Fire plotlines the show has not touched on, yet. This includes a lot of plots revolving around the Greyjoy family. (At least the Greyjoys ...

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 14 – Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
Pop, the cultural revolution of the late 20th century, has touched art, poetry, fiction, and everything musical, with its hot white wand. In the beginning, in the 1960s, pop was sex and drugs and rock'n'roll: a way of life. A lot of young journalists ...

5 Books You Must Read to Truly Get This Season of Penny Dreadful
It's an introduction that Logan had been planning for more than two seasons, and one that comes from one of Penny Dreadful's main source texts. What are the others? Below are the books you should read if you really want to get Showtime's Victorian ...

Adult coloring books are not just a fad. For some, they are a lifesaver.
Dee Ledger can remember exactly when she found solace, if not salvation, after the death of her 10-week-old son. It is where she found it, and how, that surprised her: in a coloring book. Ledger, a former English teacher and hospice chaplain, had ...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Spoilers: What George R.R. Martin's Books Reveal About Euron Greyjoy And The Iron ...
'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Spoilers: What George R.R. Martin's Books Reveal About Euron Greyjoy And The Iron ...

Mother's Day covered: Books that capture what it means to be a mom
Which is why books make an ideal Mother's Day gift. "Books convey that you really care, and everyone wants to show their mothers that they really care," said Alli Mengarelli, owner of the Book Bin in Northbrook. The profound mother-child relationship ...

Here's Why Jon Snow's Fate on Game of Thrones Could Be Different in the Books
In the Song of Ice and Fire books upon which the HBO show is based, Jon Snow remains dead. And while last night's episode of Game of Thrones suggests that Jon Snow will return to George R.R. Martin's books, Martin still reserves the right to change how ...

Great books to share with your mom this Mother's Day
Brent Jensen, founder of the Sir Owen, The Little Free Library shared his Mother's Day book picks. The library is located in a restored British phone booth situated in a South Jordan neighborhood. Anyone is welcome to come and check out a book. To find ...

El Dorado Hills book publisher to speak at Placerville library
Come to the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. when special guest Ted Savas from Savas Beatie LLC will give a glimpse into the secret world of book publishing. Savas has been in the publishing business ...

Geek-Friendly Books to Read This Spring
By Ruby McConnell. Elevator pitch: Who says women can't camp? Geologist and Girl Gone Wild blogger Ruby McConnell gathers all kinds of useful outdoor advice—how to pack efficiently, tie knots, position tarps, build and light a fire—into a handy ...

11 excellent new books to read in May
Adam Haslett's third book Imagine Me Gone examines the struggles a family of five endure in the face of mental illness. Told from alternating perspectives from each of the five, Imagine Me Gone spans several years to create an intimate story of a ...

Books and readers will arrive by bus in poor neighborhoods
TAMPA — The latest reading project in Hillsborough County goes beyond handing a kid a book. In its launch Saturday, at Sulphur Springs' Springhill Community Center, a psychedelically colored, air-conditioned school bus will bring free children's books ...

Apple CEO 'pretty confident' of resuming books, movies sales in China
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is “pretty confident” that it will soon be able to again offer electronic books and movies to customers inside China. ADVERTISEMENT. "We did offer books and movies. currently we're offline,” said Cook during a Monday ...

The Iremonger books are new kid lit classics about the evils of capitalism
So we have the Narnia books, in which love is sacrificial and Christ-like, as opposed to Edmund's greedy and egotistic longing for superficial rewards. We have the Little House on the Prairie books, in which love is best expressed as libertarianism ...

Sign the Surfboard? Wedding Guest Books Now Take Many Forms
As weddings have become highly personalized, the guest book, too, has come a long way. What was once a traditional white bound book has become elaborate and creative, often taking the shape of something that reflects the couple's personalities or ...

Recent Physics Books: Gravitational Waves and Brief Lessons
I was on vacation last week, but brought along a bit of work in the form of a book I had agreed to review for another publication. Having gotten into pop-science reading mode for that, I also polished off a couple of other short pop-physics books that ...

White Noise by Don DeLillo is May's Reading group book
On 19 May, Don DeLillo's 17th novel, Zero K, arrives in UK shops. It is the writer's first novel in more than five years. I've read an early copy, and it may not surprise you to learn that it's a stonker. Funny, strange, often achingly moving , it's ...

Sign the surfboard? Wedding guest books now take many forms
As weddings have become highly personalized, the guest book, too, has come a long way. What was once a traditional white bound book has become elaborate and creative, often taking the shape of something that reflects the couple's personalities or ...

Best books for children and young adults this month
Young readers will be thrilled to see where it leads. Whether he is returning home or coming to it for the first time, it's clear the boy belongs to this “tribe of kids.” This is a profoundly welcoming book — fresh and full of adventure and sweetness ...

GOT's Ramsay Bolton Is Way Worse in the Books
And ever since Roose Bolton announced that his wife was pregnant, we have feared for that baby — partly because of Ramsay's nature, but also because we know he's killed a brother before: In the books, Ramsay also killed Roose's previous child. And his ...

30yr T-Bond2.65
Leading self-publishing provider makes it easier for authors to reach a wider range of e-book readers with an Apple iPad/iPhone e-book edition with iTunes distribution, one of the many reasonably priced options Outskirts Press offers to help boost ...

More than 40000 books donated to the Heartland
(KFVS) -. A semi-truck of more than 40,000 books made its way into a Cape Girardeau, Missouri warehouse. The 26 pallets of books came from an organization called First Book. The books are coming in right towards the end of the school year so low-income ...

Museum CEO owns 30000 books and reads in six languages
Jack Lohman has worked in museums on every continent, save for Antarctica, and even teaches museum design, but in the home of this Commander of the British Empire, the walls are bare. Instead, substantial tables, laden with books, and fully-stocked ...

8 Books You Need to Read This May
His third book, Imagine Me Gone, finds in one family's tragedies an even smarter and more polyphonic treatment of the subject. Gifted and unstable Michael is the novel's focus, but each of five family members gets to tell a different version of the ...

Rockford Book Store Donates 9000 Books
Half Price Books giving away about 9,000 books, all from donations last month. It's part of their 18th Annual Half Pint Library Book Drive for teacher appreciation week. The store says they're happy to do its part in helping children learn to read. "We ...

Ask a bibliotherapist: how books can help soothe troubled minds
The Sydney writers' festival's 2016 theme is bibliotherapy, the idea that literature has meditative and restorative effects. “Books are places we can lose ourselves and at the same time find the answers to whatever we might be searching for, even if we ...

The looming threat to our book industry is bad for authors, publishers ... but mostly for you
People tend to tune out when they hear the words “productivity commission”, “parallel importation restrictions”, and “book publishing industry” in the same sentence. It's a complicated issue, but trust me, it's one you need to care about because the ...

Julian Baggini: 'Free will is a notoriously thorny issue'
Does the world need my book? It might sound conceited even to ask the question, since strictly speaking the answer is almost always no. But for those of us writing about philosophical ideas, where there is rarely anything genuinely new under the sun ...

The Guyliner: why am I addicted to buying books I'll never read?
Where do I think the time to read all these books is going to come from? I'm the ultimate spoiled brat with eyes bigger than my belly, reaching out for the biggest ice cream, my tongue lolling out the side of my mouth. I'm the lonely insurance salesman ...

Book Publishing
Publishing is the process of distribution of information to the public in the form of books, literature, newspaper, periodicals, magazines and other areas. The profession is associated with printing and retailing of printed matters. Publishing industry ...

KARE's Belinda Jensen pens children's books to take the worry out of weather
You know her as KARE 11's chief meteorologist, but Belinda Jensen has recently taken on a new role: writing children's books. She's created a book series called "Bel the Weather Girl" to help kids understand the science behind weather — especially ...

Adult coloring books face threat from app rivals Colorfy, Recolor and more
Since she got in on the adult coloring book craze two years ago, Cheri Brown has spent more than $400 on 50 books holding intricate sketches that she embellishes with Sharpies, colored pencils and gel pens. But in November, Brown shifted spending to ...

When authors' prejudices ruin their books
I burned through Margery Allingham's Albert Campion books, and Agatha Christies by the score and I adored GK Chesterton's Father Brown. But recently, rereading the stories of the round-faced, stumpy cleric, with his flapping black cassock and his ...

Red Empress Publishing Offers Authors a New Alternative
Red Empress Publishing announced yesterday that it is calling for book submissions ahead of its May 17 launch. According to a press release, the American-owned but China-headquartered publisher “aims to offer writers an alternative to both traditional ...

10 Best Beatles Books
In fact, the most compelling Beatles books tend to be the ones that you can have a mental punch-up over, disagreeing with a given taken, but enjoying it all the same because it makes you think, or sends you back to reevaluate something. Norman puts his ...

The Star Trek: New Frontier Series Proves How Great Tie-In Books Can Be
If I were to rank Star Trek series—which I could spend the rest of my natural life debating myself on—I would have to include Peter David's Star Trek: New Frontier in the list. Because these books are not only more consistently great than some Trek ...

'Better Book Titles''s Dan Wilbur Hates Books, Argues with MRAs Online
No one hates books more than Dan Wilbur. The New York City based comedian can't stop writing about his hatred, or podcasting his hatred, or generally talking to you about it until you hate him — and by extension, books too. Wilbur publicizes his ...

Booksellers once called this category 'dead' but the internet saved it
Whenever I pop into my local Barnes & Noble or New York City's renowned Strand bookstore, I go to the section that has all the books on the English language, usage, and related subjects. It's a nerdtastic hobby. While there's never anyone in this ...

Books give vocabulary not in conversation
The words used in conversation and the written word are often completely different. Think about what you casually say to your child every day and then what you read to your child. Books, even children's books, contain a richness of vocabulary that we ...

Four for the Fourth: A quartet of Legends books to read this Star Wars Day
The book itself fills in a lot of blanks between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, including Leia's search for frozen Han and Luke's growth into Jedi Knight-dom. The main storyline, about a challenger to Darth Vader's status as the Emperor's ...


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