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Remembering Memorial Day

It’s not about the barbecues or the paid vacation day.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. And here, once again courtesy of the folks at The Scout Report, are some informative sites. WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment The WomenWatch website is dedicated to providing “information and … 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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Comments Disabled

I hate to have to do this, but the number of spam comments posted here has risen to nearly 400 a week. I am therefore disabling comments indefinitely because I just can’t afford the amount of time necessary to process … Continue reading

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Book Review: Three new novels extend the beloved stories of Jane Austen

Book Review: Three new novels extend the beloved stories of Jane Austen – washingtonpost.com: Fifteen years ago the name Jane Austen resonated mainly with earnest high school students and any of their elders who remembered the 1940 black-and-white ‘Pride and … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All’

Book review: ‘This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All,’ by Marilyn Johnson – washingtonpost.com: In researching her previous book, ‘The Dead Beat,’ which celebrates the pleasures of obituaries, Marilyn Johnson discovered that, with few exceptions, … Continue reading

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Most Literate Cities in the U. S.

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU): AMLC Home: This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources. Seattle, Washington DC, and Minneapolis head the list. My … Continue reading

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The year’s best mystery books

Books | The year’s best mystery books | Seattle Times Newspaper: Seattle Times crime-fiction columnist Adam Woog’s picks for best mysteries of 2008 include works by Tana French, Alan Furst, P.D. James, John le Carré, Richard Price and other authors … Continue reading

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Notable Crime Fiction of 2008

Crime – Notable Crime Fiction of 2008 – NYTimes.com: I’ve already linked to The New York Times‘s other “notable books” lists, but this is a new one: mystery reviewer Marilyn Stasio’s list of best thrillers and mysteries.

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How to Read Like a President

Essay – How to Read Like a President – NYTimes.com: “You can tell a lot about a president — or a presidential candidate — by what he reads, or says he reads,” declares Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, in this … Continue reading

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