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April 2008

1001 Books for Every Mood

1001 Books for Every Moodby Hallie EphronAdams MediaMay 2007, 400 pages, $14.95 I love books about books. You know the ones I mean—The Western Canon, Books of the

Friday news round-up: Textbook prices, John Krasinski, TextBuyIt

The mystery of the overpriced textbook solved If you’ve ever questioned just how your college textbook bill tops $500+ each and every semester, check out

Travel + Leisure’s Unexpected Italy

Travel + Leisure’s Unexpected ItalyNancy Novogrod (Introduction)DK PublishingJanuary 2008, 192 pages, $24.95 From the well-traversed urban centers of Venice and Rome to out of the way and

March 2008

The Graphic Report: The Killing Joke

In a storyline that’s been retold almost as often as the Depression-era rough-and-tumble beginnings of the comics trade, the mid-to-late 1980s saw a rebirth

Even more audio books

Last week I mentioned getting into audio books for the first time. I must admit, I am still working my way through the 20 disc set

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Charles Frazier remembers Anthony Minghella Fascinating piece in the LA Times by Cold Mountain author, Charles Frazier, detailing his friendship with the late Anthony Minghella.

Riffing on Audio Books

Can I get a show of hands – how many of you listen to audio books? Come on, now, don’t be shy, I know you’

The Graphic Edition: Paul Goes Fishing

Maybe it’s true that Canadians are just simply nicer. While American graphic novels of late have been concerning themselves with abject self hatred (Adrian

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North Carolina students win Battle of the Books Wow, I wish we had these kinds of comps at my school. What could be better than

If it weren’t for Arthur C. Clarke

On the passing of Arthur C. Clarke, Alan Stern, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate tells For my generation, the children

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