Monthly Archives: September 2011

Amazon Unveils Its Tablet, The Kindle Fire: Can It Compete? : Monkey See : NPR

Amazon Unveils Its Tablet, The Kindle Fire: Can It Compete? : Monkey See : NPR NPR offers an extensive review of Amazon’s new Kindle offerings, including a direct comparison between the Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad: A supercharged Kindle or … Continue reading

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Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Three New Kindle Models Starting at $79

Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Three New Kindle Models Starting at $79 At a packed press event in New York this morning, Amazon unveiled its long-expected tablet offering, called the Kindle Fire. The company also debuted three new Kindle … Continue reading

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Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com

Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com The landmark 1966 literary nonfiction book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote may not make it onto a high school honors reading list in Glendale after obections were raised by … Continue reading

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Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it. Please check out my newest undertaking and let me know what you think.

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Monday Miscellany

2012 Stamp Preview: A Stamp a Day The United States Postal Service will be issuing some new literature-related stamps in 2012. Click on the numbers to see more information about these: #2 Edgar Rice Burroughs #11 O. Henry #31 Twentieth-Century … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week this year is from September 24 through October 1. More information is available from the American Library Association: Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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Harlan Coben in St. Louis: Part II

Part I (in case you missed it) The first question people always ask an author is “Where do you get your ideas?” Coben said that anything, such as a tabloid headline, can stimulate an idea. Then he just keeps asking … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben in St. Louis: Part I

If you ever get a chance to see Harlan Coben in person, go for it. He was in St. Louis last weekend for Boucheron 2011.  As part of the book tour promoting his new book, Shelter, the introductory volume for … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2011: Murder Under the Arch

This Publisher’s Weekly article summing up Boucheron 2011, held in St. Louis, includes the list of winners of the mystery genre’s various awards and prizes: As is the tradition at Bouchercon, a conference steeped in awards ceremonies, Thursday’s festivities included … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Ikea is changing its long-lived Billy bookshelf. Is print dead? Ikea will make changes to its low-cost, high-volume Billy bookshelf this fall. And to some, that means books are dying. Ten Crime Books You Have to Read Before You Die … Continue reading

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