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Here is a roundup of some of the topics that were posted on the Bookreporter.com Facebook Page the week of October 5th: Publisher Weekly interviewed John Connolly, whose new novel, THE GATES, was published by Atria on October 6.
Here is a roundup of some of the topics that were posted on the Bookreporter.com Facebook Page the week of September 21st: AJ Jacobs, author of THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES, appeared on Fox News Channel on Fox & Friends where he talks abt outsourcing his life and living like George Washington.
Here is a quick roundup of some of the topics that were posted on the Bookreporter.com Facebook Page this week, for those not on Facebook: On Tuesday, we announced the winners of the 2009 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Books of the Year Awards. On Wednesday, John Krakauer appeared on the Diane Rehm show on NPR to discuss his new book, WHERE MEN WIN GLORY.
September 11, 2009

Summer Vacation Reading 2009

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I have certain beach vacation habits and one is reading Sandra Brown's latest summer book while floating in the pool. Thus as soon as we got settled in the house I made my way with a large tube to read SMASH CUT. It was everything I wanted in a book to kick off vacation --- good plot, great pacing, lots of twists and turns, some hot romance and in this one some fun references to a number of movies and yes, the definition of what a "smash cut" is in a film. And let's just say Sandra knows how to write a smash cut too.
August 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary Bookreporter.com

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Thirteen years ago today we launched Bookreporter.com. We started out with a site on AOL called The Book Report that morphed into Bookreporter.com a few years later. Over these last very lucky 13 years I have had the pleasure of watching this website build and become a place where readers connect with authors and books --- with about half a million unique visitors each month, a far cry from 13 years ago when only the staff was logging on.
August 11, 2009

Back to Vinyl!

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Last night I was watching the NBC Nightly News and their last story of the evening was about the return of vinyl records and how they are hot sellers in music stores. Yes, as publishing is working to digitize everything and e-reader commentary is in the publishing trades everyday, this was the wrap-up story on the news ---- how old-fashioned vinyl records are making a comeback.
August 7, 2009

Freshman Summer Reading 2009

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Here's a look at what freshman entering college in fall 2009 have been asked to read by their respective schools. Lots of nonfiction and memoirs, some fiction and even a few graphic novels. How many of these books have YOU read? Adams State College: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael BeahAgnes Scott College: Einstein's Dreams by Alan LightmanAlbion College: Dreams from My Father by Barack ObamaAmerican University: True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society by Farhad Manjoo
June 25, 2009

An Author's Plea for the People of Iran

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We received an email from Marjane Satrapi, the author of PERSEPOLIS, whose memoir is set in Iran and tells the story of Satrapi's early childhood, with its main focus on her life from age ten through fourteen, from 1980 through 1984. As our review on Bookreporter.com says,"Those were particularly turbulent years for Satrapi's native country of Iran, encompassing the overthrow of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (the Shah of Iran), the installation of the Islamic Republic, and the war with Iraq.
June 22, 2009

Reading in the Rain

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And to prove my point about the fact that reading is not contingent upon the weather I heard that Lucas Glover, who won the U.S. Open today reads three books a week. And that this weekend during all the rain delays, he read. Now, I am wondering WHAT he read. If anyone finds out, let me know!
April 29, 2009

Illuminating Thought

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A few weeks ago when I was buying items for our Bookreporter.com Mother's Day Contest, I clicked over to one of my favorite sites for gift items, Illuminations.com, and got this message: