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Best beach classics: the books you should be reading this summer
It was raining and the cast all had umbrellas, and I enjoyed it so much that I got the book out of the library the next day. Uncanny likenesses, adventures, and one of the most memorable endings to a book I've read.” – Kirsty Gibson, Marketeer for ...

Books: Cock, Paper, Scissors
Books: Cock, Paper, Scissors. " data-pos="0"> ">. "Cock, Paper, Scissors". For more information and a purchasing link, click the 'More' button at right >. By Advocate.com Editors. This recent exhibit mounted by ONE Archives in Los Angeles showed the ...

Review: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Explores the Power of Time
As in the books, the suspense here is electric and nonstop, and it has been cleverly constructed around developments recalling events in the original Potter novels — scenes from the Triwizard Tournament in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the ...

Success Kid: Teenage Best Selling Author pens two new books
Number one of three books in his 'Just Jake' series, earning him a spot on the New York Times Best Seller's list. "When I heard 'Just Jake' made the New York Times Best Sellers list I was just floored,” said Marcionette. “It was a surreal experience ...

Introducing Slate's Children's Book Blog, Nightlight!
We'll explore the unlikely series of books that helped a whole generation of girls through puberty, and survey the worst of the burgeoning picture-books-by-celebrities genre. We'll discuss the midcentury editor who changed children's book publishing ...

New Adventures: all the best science fiction and fantasy books coming out in August
It's a new month, which means that it's a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels coming out in the next couple of weeks. Get ready, because there are some amazing books coming to a bookstore ...

Three books critical of Hillary Clinton now dominate New York Times best-seller lists
Public interest in the anti-Clinton book genre appears intense. A trio of books critical of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are among the top five positions on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. “Crisis of Character: White ...

17 Nonfiction Books Out In August 2016 That You Need To Read This Summer
August is bringing the 2016 Olympics to the world stage, but you should still carve out time to continue working on your “to read” list. Excepts plenty of excellent nonfiction book releases in August 2016 — ones interesting enough to rival even the ...

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August
The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there's no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, ...

What Does 'Game of Thrones' Ending Mean for George RR Martin's Books?
While Game of Thrones is hurtling toward its finish line—presumably concluding in 2018—Martin's own voluminous A Song of Ice and Fire book series is nowhere near concluding. In fact, it seems to have stalled considerably since the last book, A Dance ...

Half Price Books closing Northridge store
Half Price Books is closing its store near the former Northridge Mall on Milwaukee's far northwest side, the latest in a long series of neighborhood shop and restaurant closings since the mall shut down. The store, which has operated for several years ...

Cambridge-based startup helps readers browse books in the digital world
Then, a writer friend approached him looking for ways to get people to discover the books she was publishing. Although Greater Boston still has many independent bookstores – Brookline Booksmith, Trident Books, and the Harvard Book Store, for example ...

New books for DIY decorators
For example: If you've gone shopping for a sofa, only to leave with your head spinning from all of the choices, the book offers a primer on the most common sofa silhouettes, their names, as well as simple terms such as rolled arm, skirt, tight back and ...

Comic dealer says suspects on surveillance stole prize books
She takes another one," he said while watching the surveillance video. While Matthew was on vacation last week, a surveillance camera filmed the suspected thieves. He pointed to two people he thinks hauled away rare comic books, including a first ...

High On Books
Taking literature to a new level! That's the goal behind a big bash hitting Luzerne County later this week. It all ties into the eighth annual "Brewsterhout Rooftop Party" which Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey got a preview of on Tuesday. Please enable ...

'Suicide Squad' could be huge. Can the comic books capitalize by attracting new fans?
The Suicide Squad is ready for their comic-book close-up. With the blockbuster movie of the same name about to hit theaters, DC Comics will be giving fans a brand new series featuring a team of its most ruthless villains, who are occasionally tasked ...

Which books inspire this preacher who sees thousands come to faith each summer?
He made time in his intense preparation for the events to talk to me about his passion for books and about the three that changed his life. Here's what he said: Why do you make time to read as a Christian leader? Reading has always had a massive role ...

Oprah Winfrey selects Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad for book club
Oprah Winfrey has tapped Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad as her latest book club pick, it was announced Tuesday. The book, out September 13, chronicles the harrowing journey of a slave escaping the antebellum South on the famous ...

3 of 4 NYT bestsellers are anti-Clinton books
For the first time, three of the top four New York Times nonfiction best sellers are anti-Clinton books. Two new books jumped to the front of the all-important hardcover nonfiction list just this week: Armageddon, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, and ...

Books About Books
The End of Your Life Book Club is not funny. It is bittersweet but truly informative. It ask you: what books have meaning? That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

Books | A road trip in pursuit of Utopia
The release of Erik Reece's new book is perfectly timed. It's about a road trip, the American dream for summer travels. It also provides perspective about our nation as we head into the heated election season. In "Utopia Drive: A Road Trip through ...

Happy National Coloring Book Day: 10 Amazing New Books Plus Free Downloadable Coloring Pages
Whether wandering the aisles of your favorite bookstore or standing in line at the grocery store, you'll likely see a wide variety of coloring books—for adults. Coloring has become one of America's most popular hobbies—complete with its own holiday ...

Sharon Creech's 'Moo' tops our list of best children's and YA books of the month
The main character of Adam Rex's delightful School's First Day of School (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, ages 3-7) is the school itself, Frederick Douglass Elementary. The school's only friend, the janitor, prepares the building the way a parent would ...

Publishers' Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor's Gut?
Starting as an editor in 1962 he worked with some greats, including Toni Morrison, and ushered in some of that era's classics: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Manchild in the Promised Land. Now a freelance editor, Rinzler says publishing a book is ...

'The Accountant' Trailer Cooks the Books for a No. 1 Spot on Twitter
The second trailer released for “The Accountant,” which stars the Oscar winner as a math genius CPA who moonlights as a book-cooker for a criminal clientele, was a hit on Twitter, according to data analytics firm ListenFirst Media. As Christian Wolff ...

Detroit Bookseller Picks 3 Nonfiction Books For Your Summer
Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit, shares her top nonfiction reads: Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and A History Of Food In 100 Recipes by William Sitwell. KELLY MCEVERS ...

In defense of Rudyard Kipling and 'The Jungle Books'
Not entirely surprised by this reaction, but nonetheless flabbergasted by its vehemence, I made a flustered attempt to champion the author of “Plain Tales From the Hills,” “The Jungle Books ” and “Kim.” I declared what many believe, that he is the ...

Overview (part 2) of fall 2016 books from university presses (essay)
Last month, while looking over thousands of listings for forthcoming books in dozens of university-press catalogs for this fall, I flagged 300 titles for further consideration as possible topics for future columns. Within that selection, a few clusters ...

Expand Your Reading List With These Seven Books: 2016 Hot List
One of the most heralded novelists not just in Indian country, but in all of Western literature, Louise Erdrich has again stunned and delighted her faithful readers with her new book, LaRose: A Novel, a gut-wrenching story of an Ojibwe couple who give ...

Trump Offers Signed 'Art Of Deal' Books For Campaign Contributions
Borrowing a technique familiar to PBS and other non-profits offering perks for donations, Donald Trump has moved his art of the campaign a bit further. It may not quell the clamor for his tax returns, nor stem the calls for an apology to Mr. Khan over ...

Anti-Hillary Economy Exploding in Merch, Movies and Books
And the scores of independent vendors who flocked to the convention in Ohio are just the tip of the iceberg; there is, it turns out, a vast right wing Hillary-hating industry — including an entire genre of documentary filmmaking and book publishing ...

10 New Books to Read This August — Plus One Surprise Release
Oprah gave August reading a jolt this week when she chose Colson Whitehead's much-anticipated The Underground Railroad as her latest book club pick. Why? Because the announcement coincided with the book's surprise release, a month earlier than ...

Three of the top five New York Times bestsellers this week are about the awfulness of Hillary Clinton
In bookstores across the United States, people are reaching for books that heap criticism on Hillary Clinton. At the top of this week's New York Times bestsellers list for nonfiction are three books that appear very critical of the US Democratic ...

Well | Read Books, Live Longer?
Compared with those who did not read books, those who read for up to three and a half hours a week were 17 percent less likely to die over 12 years of follow-up, and those who read more than that were 23 percent less likely to die. Book readers lived ...

Update On Books About Books
The End of Your Life Book Club is not funny. It is bittersweet but truly informative. It ask you: what books have meaning? That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

Despite technology, phone books still a thing
If you live in Fort Collins, a phone book or two probably turned up on your doorstep last month. Ever wonder why phone books are hanging on in an increasingly paperless world? The answer is pretty simple: Their producers don't make as much money from ...

Bam! With heroes old and villains new, comic books are more popular than ever
Kenny Jacobs, owner of Nuclear Comics, mixes Kashi and yogurt for a midmorning snack and explains the comic books of today push the '60s comic themes of civil rights even further. He adds modern comics also push the envelope when it comes to sex, ...

Siemens: 'Order books have never been so full'
German industrial equipment maker Siemens has reported rising revenue and profit for its core business segments. Third-quarter results prompted the company to raise its earnings forecast yet another time. Siemens train. Siemens announced Thursday it ...

Bill Bryson hails 'thrilling' Royal Society science book prize shortlist
Bill Bryson has warned that readers are “short-changing themselves” if they aren't reading science books, as he revealed the shortlist for a literary award he called “the Nobel prize of science writing”. Bryson, who is chairing the judging panel for ...

Jeffrey Toobin: By the Book
After my dad died, in 1984, I found among his possessions a little leather notebook where he wrote down all the books that he read, as he read them. Starting in 1987, I have used the same book as my “book of books.” It holds the place of honor in the ...

Amber Tozer pens one of the funniest books on alcoholism you'll ever read
A recovering alcoholic, Tozer walked away from drinking eight years ago, and now she has written a book about it. I picked up “Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir ”(Running Press, $24) because alcoholism has run in my family, and because of recent news about ...

Rumaan Alam: We need more books like Keats' revolutionary masterpiece, The Snowy Day
Wishing there were more children's books like The Snowy Day is a bit like wishing there were more grownup books like Anna Karenina. There are only so many masterpieces out there. But when I look at the library we've built for our kids, I do wish for ...

Soothe back-to-school jitters with these new books
Your kiddos, however, might be even more worried; they'll be leaving the security of their home — and being near you — to spend a few hours in a new-to-them environment. Read these books together to help prepare your child and turn an uncertain ...

100 years of national parks in books and apps for kids
Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, was a politician, an explorer, a soldier and an author — a busy guy. But throughout a life that took him from New York City to the remote Amazon basin, his love of two things — the outdoors and his family ...

The 5 Must-Read Books for the Last Five Weeks of Summer
This is the book everyone–from your in-the-know publishing friend to Sarah Jessica Parker to your own mother– is raving about this summer. Debut author Stephanie Danler tells a story of a young woman, Tess, who gets a job at a top Manhattan restaurant ...

Books: The way she was
Despite his good intentions, Neal Gabler manages only a reductive look at the complex icon Barbra Streisand. Barbra Streisand performs in 1969. (photo credit:WIKIMEDIA). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Growing up, I never understood the thought ...

Those Who Read Books Live Longer Than Those Who Don't, Study Finds
Finally a study we can bury our nose in. Researchers at Yale University School of Public Health have found that book readers have a “significant survival advantage” over those who don't read books. While the study didn't address whether reading books ...

The 7 Best Books of August
August is traditionally the month when the publishing industry takes a four-week nap — high-profile books are usually rolled out in July or delayed until September. That's not the case this year. Some of the biggest names in literature, and some ...

These Are Our Top Reads Coming Out In August
Sadly enough, the end of summer is fast approaching. One of the things on our bucket list? Spend as much time as possible by a body of water with a good book in hand. Fortunately, August is ushering in plenty of amazing new titles. Bibliophiles out ...

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next
Books were a major influence for the show's creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who have spoken at length about what has influenced their show. Authors like Stephen King were a formative influence on each brother, who worked to weave the style of ...


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