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CVCC writing class will end with published book
Mark Vanek, a travel correspondent for The Charlotte Observer, plans on teaching a class titled Self-Publishing for Fun and Profit. He's taught freelance writing at the school for four years, but the angle this semester is having students create a ...

Review: Two Books to Master Chinese Cuisines
Cookbooks turn up every few years with the promise of an everyday mastery of Chinese cuisine. Their mark is fleeting, and cooks happily return to their manila envelopes of takeout menus. This year may be different. “Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes From ...

Nine Categories of Books That Should Be in Every Baby's Library
But when it comes to building a library of books for your infant, it can be hard to know where to start. Karen Ginman, youth collections librarian in the New York Public Library's selection office, says there are nine categories of books every child ...

Bruce Springsteen Signs 'Born to Run' Books, Meets Lifelong Fans in New Jersey Hometown
Thousands of fans flocked to Freehold, New Jersey, for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday (Sept. 27) when he kicked off a book-signing tour to promote his new memoir, Born to Run. Fans started lining up at the Freehold ...

From Necronomicon to Vishanti: 11 most evil or cursed books in pop culture
Some books end on a cliffhanger, while others are more likely to leave you hanging off a cliff. Be it an important grimoire or a MacGuffin, books of verisimilitude have frequently figured into pop culture narratives, binding up characters on a pursuit ...

Books|In 'Hitler,' an Ascent From 'Dunderhead' to Demagogue
How did Adolf Hitler — described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a “half-insane rascal,” a “pathetic dunderhead,” a “nowhere fool,” a “big mouth” — rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary ...

Danbury author launches customizable children's books
DANBURY — Jill Barletti is taking customized children's books to the next level. Not only do her books feature the individual child's name and have the main character look like the child, but the other characters in the book also resemble family ...

Texas prisons ban books by Langston Hughes and Bob Dole - but 'Mein Kampf' is OK
If you're one of the more than 140,000 people doing time in a Texas state prison, you're not allowed to read books by Bob Dole, Harriet Beecher Stowe or Sojourner Truth. But you're more than welcome to dig into Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" or David Duke ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children's book, and other best kids' and YA books
There's a new strong-willed young heroine in the world of children's literature: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In the picture book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (Simon & Schuster, ages 4 to 8), author Debbie Levy and illustrator Elizabeth ...

Order books are open for the Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition
McDonald's had it wrong all along -- these are the only arches that matter. Mazda. Online orders have opened for the latest Mazda MX-5, and the ordering process gives us our first look at how much the MX-5 RF will cost. The only variant available right ...

Banned Books Week: Yes, someone once tried to ban 'Hop on Pop'
Every September, librarians, teachers and book lovers take a moment to celebrate the books that cause an uproar — the books that contain "anti-family messages," "offensive language" or even "graphic depictions." They're the banned books. And all of ...

Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2016-2020: Consumer print book segment experienced a revenue decline ...
Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2016-2020: Consumer print book segment experienced a revenue decline ...

Because The Incarnate Matters, E-Readers Can Never Replace Real Books
I love physical books: the look, feel, smell, and weight of them. When I hold an old book, I remember the story—a true one—of an elderly librarian who wandered his collection, stopping to stroke the books and muttering: “Don't worry, my darlings ...

Can You Read a Book the Wrong Way?
In Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Adam Kirsch and Anna Holmes debate whether some methods of reading are more correct than others. By Adam Kirsch. Wise writers decline to engage in debates over the right ...

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