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Gene Wilder's all-time favorite books
Comic film icon Gene Wilder, best known for starring roles in modern classics such as Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, died this week at the age of 83. In the summer of 2005, Wilder, who had just published a memoir, Kiss Me ...

Daniel Silva: By the Book
The author of the Gabriel Allon thrillers, including the latest, “The Black Widow,” loves F. Scott Fitzgerald and named his son Nicholas after Nick Carraway from “The Great Gatsby.” But his daughter is Lily — “not Daisy or Jordan or Myrtle.” What ...

New Adventures: 24 of the most exciting science fiction and fantasy books coming out in September
Stranger Things might have just gotten a second season, but this book looks as though it'll be the perfect thing to hold you over (along with 11 others). In this story, a Tornado leaves Todd Willis in a coma. When he wakes up four years later in 1983 ...

10 Of September 2016's Best Fiction Books To Fall Into
And this September, the book world is back in action with some fantastic new releases. Many of our favorite authors are representing this month, so we've got tons of new stories from familiar voices. You'll delight as some of these authors try ...

Book Reading 2016
But while print remains at the center of the book-reading landscape as a whole, there has been a distinct shift in the e-book landscape over the last five years. Americans increasingly turn to multipurpose devices such as smartphones and tablet ...

Get free e-books from local libraries
Except for voting in elections, community events and shopping used book sales, my visits to the library have dwindled over the years. Two months ago, I learned about a benefit all of our local public libraries offer — free electronic books or e-books ...

20 New Books You'll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016
If you're not an n+1 subscriber, maybe you've missed cofounder Mark Greif's years of essayistic genius for the magazine. This book is a one-stop shop to fix that. In thoughtful, deeply informed, nuanced works of criticism, Greif makes the case “Against ...

10 Books to Read this Fall
In this harsh environment—the end of the Sri Lankan civil war—the book's ruminative protagonist Dinesh accepts a proposal of marriage. The story follows the union of Dinesh, who works in an under-resourced clinic, and his new wife Ganga. In lengthy ...

Most-Anticipated Books of Fall 2016
Fall Book Preview Most-Anticipated Books of Fall 2016. Bob Eckstein. Fall Book Preview Most-Anticipated Books of Fall 2016. 32 new books to add to your reading list. Published August 26, 2016. All Fiction Nonfiction. Advertisement. Fiction. Here I Am ...

6 books to read before the end of 2016
It's not a secret that a library is one of my favorite places in the world. Sure, a beach vacation is lovely, but instead of cute dresses, my suitcase is packed with books. I can't say I love every genre: Stephen King is waaayyy too scary for me, sci ...

9 Books for Back-to-School That Times Editors Think You Should Read
For something more lighthearted, check out the latest in back-to-school books for the kids. We've got one brilliant picture book, one new graphic novel from a best-selling author and two smart novels for middle-grade readers to highly recommend. It may ...

The best books for theater lovers (other than Riedel's)
Modesty forbids me from mentioning that the paperback edition of my book — “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway” — comes out in October (oops, I slipped), so let me put in a word for Jack Viertel's superb “The Secret Life of the American Musical ...

Paper vs. e-books
NEW YORK (AP) — Adult readers in the U.S. still strongly favor paper over e-books, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Around 65 percent of those surveyed had read a paperback or hardcover over the past year, compared to 28 percent ...

MACC releases trio in RM15mil book publishing probe
PUTRAJAYA: Three people, who were remanded on Wednesday to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe into money-laundering activities involving a RM15 million book publishing contract, have been released by the magistrate's ...

My 10 Favorite Books: John Berendt
For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is John Berendt, the author of “Midnight in the Garden of ...

Rachel Cusk Reviews Two Books About Assisted Reproduction
For several years I was a professor of creative writing at an English university, and a native habit of finding metaphors and similes in unlikely places occasionally led me to glimpse a strange half-analogy between the writing student and the woman ...

Books You Should Read: Engineer to Win By Carroll Smith
This is why Carroll Smith's book “Engineer to Win” is so good. He spent a lifetime as a practicing engineer in a field where a small failure could mean the death of a friend. So when he set out to write a book, he wrote a book that related everything ...

Luddites rejoice! Americans still prefer printed books
The study also found the amount of adults who read a book in any format — traditional or electronic — rose to 73 percent in 2016 from 72 percent in 2015. The rate of Americans who read a book in a year's time has remained consistent in the past few ...

2 TV Shows, 4 Books and 7 Viral Videos for Your Long Weekend
Ask a comedian: Happiness isn't funny, romantic happiness least of all. “Take My Wife,” which debuted in August on the relatively new Seeso comedy streaming service, breaks that rule delightfully. Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito, comedians and ...

Nope, printed books aren't going out of style
As Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble launched their respective eBook readers in 2007 and 2010, there were many who rushed to predict that the printed book would soon be meeting an untimely end. New data from the Pew Research Center now suggests ...

Library Could Start Jailing People for Overdue Books
(Newser) – One Alabama library isn't messing around when it comes to overdue books. The News Courier reports the Athens-Limestone Public Library is going to start taking advantage of an old city ordinance that could lead to jail time for people who don ...

A Rough Six Months for Big Book Publishers
The trade publishing segment has been operating in a low-growth environment for several years, and that trend appears to have continued into 2016. Financial reports for the first half of 2016 from five major publishers showed that none of the companies ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include the much-talked about debut novel, The Nix, and a non-fiction account of "rock's darkest day," Altamont. The Nix by Nathan Hill; Knopf, 620 pp.; fiction. A Nix is a creature ...

People, Please Don't Store Private Data in Your Address Book
There's been some controversy over the data that Donald Trump's campaign app collects. Though the America First app asks before accessing anything on both Android and iOS, it gathers and stores the data from smartphone address books as soon as it is ...

Opal Book Publishing is Proud to Announce Its First Poet, By Way Of Brooklyn, NY
Mary'Sun The Poet, married and father of two, has been writing poetry for over 20 years before deciding to have his works heard, noticed, and now published. His writing was his way of dealing with years of pain and the need to heal. The inspiration to ...

Alabama library threatens jail time for overdue books. - Slate
A library in Athens, Alabama has had enough. People who simply don't understand the importance of returning things on time have about $200000 worth of ...

Library Threatens Jail Time for Overdue Books
In Alabama, The Athens-Limestone Public Library is threatening to send people to jail. They're not using a new law, either. Athens City ordnance 93-1157 makes it illegal to keep books after the due date. It's going to be more than day behind bars ...

Star Trek: Discovery launching series of companion books and comics
As announced at Star Trek's 50th anniversary convention, Mission New York, the new Star Trek: Discovery TV series will launch fans into uncharted territory with a series of companion books and comics. Kirsten Beyer, a writer and producer on Discovery, ...

September's Best Books, Albums, Film, and TV
"We know the new selfishness when we see it," writes Kristin Dombek in her first book, The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism, where she seeks to understand whether—as countless psychologists, journalists, bloggers, and others ...

Public permitted to peruse state library's rare books
HARRISBURG — Most books in the State Library of Pennsylvania sit available on the shelves, when they have not been borrowed by a reader. But other volumes — a book from 1493, prints from the shop of Benjamin Franklin, the debut issue of Spider-Man ...

How Mac Barnett decided to make a children's book about making books
Books saved my life when I was 6 years old. I was ill, and because of the illness, I was confined to bed for most of the school year. Fortunately, the Alpine School District sent a "homebound" teacher who taught me to read, and after that, I was rarely ...

WV Book Team: Books about bookshops made for bibliophiles
Many readers have a profound love for the physical book. The gentle cracking open of the spine, the smooth pages against fingertips, that sweet, bookish smell — these things trigger wonderful memories for book lovers. Visiting a library or bookstore ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry (Putnam, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 6). What it's about: Humorist Barry does his level best to refute ...

Graham Moore's 6 favorite books about technology
Published in three volumes, The Baroque Cycle follows dozens of characters from 1660 to 1714 in stories as sprawling as the science they depict. A central concern is the late-in-life appointment of Isaac Newton to run the Royal Mint. Stephenson shows ...

Fall books preview: Rowling, Springsteen, Wally Lamb and more
Book lovers have a lot to be happy about this fall. Big names abound, from J.K. Rowling to Bruce Springsteen to Ann Patchett to Bill O'Reilly. USA TODAY's ...

The books Goldman Sachs bankers think you should read this fall
This year's books, the second annual list from the firm that's now jumping into consumer banking, includes 14 titles that were recommended by a handful of the firm's executives. The eclectic list -- some recently published, others not -- is mostly void ...

Kelly Strom: Business books for Labor Day
In order to be the best, it usually takes a little research and experimentation. This can apply to personal issues and creative undertakings, as well as business practices. In honor of Labor Day this weekend, here are some business books that may help ...

Surprise: Readers Still Love Printed Books
I can lose myself more readily in a well-written book when it's spread open in front of me, as opposed to when it's on either one of my tablets and I'm scrolling rather than turning physical pages. I love the weight and feel of a book, and especially ...

How do I publish my own book?'
The step between total self-publishing and more traditional book publishing is what Bowersock calls service publishing, in which the author is still self-publishing a book but can pay the self-publishing company for certain services such as editing ...

This Herndon publisher's business plan doesn't go by the book
The company gets its name from its original role publishing children's books around the mascots of college and professional sports teams. It has published about 250 for teams including the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs as well as ...

Lucrative Book Deals Might Finance the Obamas' Post-White House Life
President Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in July. He could earn as much as $30 million with a two- or three-book contract once his second term ends, said Raphael Sagalyn of the ICM/Sagalyn Literary Agency. Credit Al Drago/The New York ...

10 Weird 2016 Adult Coloring Books Trending In The News
National Coloring Book Day took place last month, and at the end of August, there were a profound number of funny adult coloring books that started trending in the news. In fact, over the past year, adult coloring books have topped the charts on Amazon ...

MACC releases bank chairman in RM15mil book publishing probe
The chairman had been held in remand over an MACC probe into misuse of funds totalling RM15 million involving the publication of a book. He was detained at the MACC headquarters on Aug 29. The MACC also detained eight other people, three of them ...

Mark Thompson's New Book on the Use and Misuse of Rhetoric
In the “Afterthoughts” to his book about the decline of public language in politics, Mark Thompson mentions something that for me clarified the 12 chapters that went before. Thompson, who grew up in England and was director-general of the BBC before ...

5 free e-books for machine learning mastery
The gist: A highly readable text designed to provide an extremely beginner-friendly approach to the topic. The book is still a work in progress -- some sections are still marked TODO -- but what it lacks there, it makes up in sheer accessibility ...

Alabama Library to Enforce Jail Time for Overdue Books
Returning a book late at the local library usually gets you a scolding by the librarian, or maybe your permit revoked for repeat offenses, but failing to turn in a book on time at one Alabama library could actually land you in jail for 30 days. With ...

NY / Region|11 Books Worth Reading About the World Trade Center's Redevelopment
Lynne B. Sagalyn's “Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan” and Judith Dupré's “One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building” are two of the most consequential new books about the redevelopment of the World ...

Woman neatly hollows out books to store alcohol flasks
The first chapter of Secret Safe Books was written in 2009. Kara was working a day job as a gallery guard for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Born out of many idle moments in the galleries and a lifelong love of books, the idea for Secret Safe ...

UGA van, books stolen before festival in Decatur
A University of Georgia group is now trying to figure out a way to recoup funds after thieves stole their van packed with books and other materials. The theft happened sometime between Friday and Saturday at a parking lot in downtown Decatur. UGA Press ...

A Return to Print? Not Exactly
This is not exactly the "return to print" story that the nation's book publishers have been telling lately. Yes, the Association of American Publishers reported in June that physical book sales were up in 2015, and that sales in brick-and-mortar ...


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