Monthly Archives: February 2010

After a long courtship, Angelina Jolie will play Kay Scarpetta

After a long courtship, Angelina Jolie will play Kay Scarpetta / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com: In a follow-up matter to my previous post, Christian Science Monitor book blogger Marjorie Kehe is reporting that many people, like me, are … Continue reading

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Looking Glass for the Mind: 350 Years of Books for Children

Looking Glass for the Mind: 350 Years of Books for Children http://content.lib.washington.edu/childrensweb/exhibit.html The University of Washington Digital Collection of children’s books starts off with a wonderful piece that touches on the beloved memories children’s books bring back for so many, … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie to play Kay Scarpetta

Angelina Jolie to play Kay Scarpetta – latimes.com: Jolie’s desire to play Scarpetta has revived prospects of a movie franchise that could begin shooting as early as next fall. In a surprise, Fox 2000 has decided to jettison the books … Continue reading

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Books | Great historical fiction Part II — international titles suggested by readers | Seattle Times Newspaper

Books | Great historical fiction Part II — international titles suggested by readers | Seattle Times Newspaper: In a follow-up to an earlier list, here’s the lists of historical fiction suggested by readers of The Seattle Times.

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For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile

For ‘Shutter Island,’ the wait may be worthwhile – latimes.com: Just six weeks before director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel about the criminally insane was scheduled to hit theaters last October, Paramount Pictures pulled the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling faces another plagiarism suit

J.K. Rowling faces another plagiarism suit / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com: It’s not the first time that Rowling, estimated to be the world’s wealthiest author, has had to defend herself against charges of plagiarism. One prominent case involved … Continue reading

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Books | Lit Life: Historical novels — reader faves, Part I

Books | Lit Life: Historical novels — reader faves, Part I | Seattle Times Newspaper: Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn asked readers in her Lit Life column to recommend historical novels and received so many responses she’s reporting … Continue reading

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Dick Francis, Novelist, Dies at 89

Dick Francis, Novelist, Dies at 89 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com: Best-selling crime writer Dick Francis, who drew on his experience as a successful steeplechase jockey for his racing thrillers, has died aged 89, the BBC said on Sunday. Francis … Continue reading

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Do E-Readers Cause Eye Strain?

Do E-Readers Cause Eye Strain? – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com: The act of reading is going through a number of radical transitions, but perhaps none is more fundamental than the shift from reading on paper to reading on screens. As … Continue reading

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Mississippi Plantation Diary That Inspired William Faulkner Discovered

Mississippi Plantation Diary That Inspired William Faulkner Discovered – NYTimes.com: The climactic moment in William Faulkner’s 1942 novel ‘Go Down, Moses’ comes when Isaac McCaslin finally decides to open his grandfather’s leather farm ledgers with their ‘scarred and cracked backs’ … Continue reading

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