Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Guild of Book Workers – The National Organization For All The Book Arts

The Guild of Book Workers – The National Organization For All The Book Arts: “A book worker is one engaged in the hand book arts, which includes “bookbinding, conservation, printing, papermaking, calligraphy, marbling and artist’s books.” The Guild of Book … Continue reading

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J. D. Salinger, Enigmatic Author, Dies at 91

J. D. Salinger, Enigmatic Author, Dies at 91 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com: J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his … Continue reading

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A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing

A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing – NYTimes.com: You’ve heard of Amazon.com’s Kindle. And you probably know that Apple is likely to introduce a tablet computer this year. Soon you may also be hearing about the Alex, the … Continue reading

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A Novel? Padgett Powell’s Book Defies Genre

A Novel? Padgett Powell’s Book Defies Genre : NPR: The question mark that accompanies the subtitle of author Padgett Powell’s new book, The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? might seem flippant. But Powell’s book earns that bit of punctuation. The Interrogative … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes, Shapeshifter – Robert Downey Jr.’s Version

Books – Sherlock Holmes, Shapeshifter – Robert Downey Jr.’s Version – NYTimes.com: Arthur Conan Doyle grew so to hate his greatest creation, Sherlock Holmes, that in 1893 he tried to kill him off, plunging him over the Reichenbach Falls. He … Continue reading

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The key to literary success? Be a man — or write like one

Julianna Baggott – The key to literary success? Be a man — or write like one. – washingtonpost.com: This fall, Publishers Weekly named the top 100 books of 2009. How many female writers were in the top 10? Zero. How … Continue reading

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Top book picks for 2010

Top book picks for 2010 / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com: “The experts tell us what they are excited about reading in 2010″ Oh, good grief. A “best books of the year” list for 2010 already, and it’s only … Continue reading

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Not another top 10 list

Not another top 10 list – latimes.com: Now, personally, I enjoy making up my best books reading list at the end of each year. I also enjoying seeing other peoples’ book lists and comparing them to mine. But columnist Meghan … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead – Hot Books for a Cold January

Looking Ahead – Hot Books for a Cold January – NYTimes.com: To get you started on some possibilities for next year’s best books list, “Here are some of the big books expected in January.”

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Best Books Read in 2009

Now that 2009 is officially over, I can decide which of the 50 books (exclusive of textbooks) I read this year were my favorites. All the published lists of best books of the year refer only to books published during … Continue reading

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