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Sunny Solomon

Black History Month, Or Not

It is February fellow-Americans, and we know, as readers, students, television programmers and booksellers, what that means: It’s Black History Month! What I’ve never understood

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Read More – Fear Less

Reading picture books to children can be done in many ways. If you are a teacher and your charges are very young, there is often

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Guest Reviewer

I’m happy to welcome Dave Holt as a reviewer this month. Dave read and reviewed Lucille Lang Day’s latest book. Married at Fourteen and published by Heyday

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Christmas in Converse

Christmas greetings from Converse, Indiana! I headed to the Midwest for a visit with my son Lukas’ in-laws this holiday season. Also took along Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

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Reading Journal

Reading Journal, November 30, 2012 A member of our Clayton Community Library Book Club recommended David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas to me quite a few months ago.

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Another Self-publishing Opportunity

Thanks again to Mediabiistro and GalleyCat for their breaking news about Simon Schuster’s entry into the ever-increasing world of self-publication. “Simon & Schuster has created 

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Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day is a day to not only honor veterans, but also those authors who have written about the wars in which veterans have fought:

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Illustrated Grown-up Books

Karen Hesse’s photographs which illuminate and give depth to her YA novel, Safekeeping, got me to poking around online to see who else likes illustrated

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Call for Unagented Manuscripts

Harper Voyager Accepting Unagented Manuscripts for Two Weeks For all you writers of science fiction and fantasy who are without a literary agent, this may

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Why Read or Buy Poetry?

If you don’t dress in black or hang out in coffeehouses, why would you want to read poetry? I mean really, you squeaked through all

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The Last and Best Word From Bradbury

With thanks to the Huff Post Books, I enthusiastically share this inspiring and important link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/the-book-bradbury_n_1930901.html?1349198200   It is an excerpt from Ray Bradbury’s introduction in http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-Nonrequired-Reading-2012/dp/0547595964?tag=aolbooks-20

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Oops, Did You Feel that Bump?

Things are leveling out for independent bookstores. This from today’s Shelf Awareness: Effective tomorrow, Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on orders shipped to Pennsylvania,

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