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Harvard library reveals rare books bound in real human flesh

Cambridge - A 2006 article from the Harvard Crimson about three antique books discovered in Harvard's library bound in real human flesh has resurfaced and is rapidly trending throughout Facebook.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Review: Memoir tells story behind 'The Room' with expected hilarity Special

If you've never been to a public screening of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film “The Room”, you've been missing a wonderful, surreal experience. Few legitimate intentional comedies hurt your belly from laughter the way this terrible flick can.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Review: Can Divergent, a series not for teens, be saved by the producers? Special

Chicago - The FIRST Divergent movie is great fun and better than the book, but will the final installment result in teen suicides, bad AP scores and a dumbed-down public? Can the sanity of Divergent viewers be saved with a new ending to the series?
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 2 comments

Bertelsmann says profits up in 2013, sees further growth

Frankfurt - German media and publishing giant Bertelsmann said on Wednesday it expected further growth this year after a "gratifying" business performance in 2013."Bertelsmann delivered a gratifying business performance in 2013," said chief executive Thomas Rabe."...
In the Media by AFP

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Op-Ed: There's still one book your school can afford

It seems that school districts are being hit from every direction with financial burdens these days. Everything from the rising cost of textbooks to skyrocketing fuel expenses for buses has brought spending under ever-greater scrutiny.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win U.S. book prizes

A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday.
In the Media by Reuters

On heels of memoir, Keith Richards to publish children's book

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, famous for surviving years of rock 'n' roll excess, will release a children's picture book with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Richards, his publisher said on Tuesday.
In the Media by Reuters

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Book Talk: Novelist, comedian Koch decries loss of risk-taking

Dutch writer and comedian Herman Koch's novel "Summerhouse with Swimming Pool" follows hot on the heels of "The Dinner", a study of racism, madness and death in an outwardly respectable middle-class ...
In the Media by Thomas Escritt (Reuters)
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Finding courage and your voice: A lesson from 'A Northern Light'

I find solace in words and devour books by the hundreds. However, I am a very critical reader as I hold authors in a...
May 25, 2013 in  Book Club by Maria Elisa Anacay

Interview with Robert Henry, author of 'Age Re-Defined'

We’re talking today to Robert Henry to find out about his new fitness/motivational book, Age Re-Defined. Thanks for...
May 23, 2013 by Dorothy Thompson

Crime writer recommendation?

I'm a big fan of crime writers such as Elmore Leonard, but looking to expand my scope of the authors I read. Anyone...
Mar 6, 2013 in  Book Club by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Day of Doom: Coming to A Library Near You

On Tuesday, March 5th Day of Doom will be released to the Public. The book, written by David Baldacci is the...
Mar 2, 2013 by Richard A. Heaton

Review of The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli

The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli Satire at its finest mixed with a handful of Persian saffron spice The Burqa...
Nov 18, 2012 by AR Vasquez
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