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Archive | February, 2009

Philip José Farmer dies at 91

The multi Hugo Award winning science fiction author Philip José Farmer passed away this morning at the age of 91. He was recently awarded the Nebula, World Fantasy Award, and the Forry Award all for lifetime achievement. First publishing The Green Odyssey in 1957 and continuing to write until his death. The last works from […]

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Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day brings awareness to the problem of bullying. See a list of recommended books to further awareness.

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Recession hits super heroes too

And I’m not talking about Mr. Sullenberger’s 40% paycut that was making its way around cyber space yesterday. It’s been reported that Peter Parker (Spider-Man’s not so secret alter ego) is about to lose his job as a newspaper web designer and is forced to take up a job at McDonalds.

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Tales for Tots Tuesday – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day is a chilren’s book by Judith Viorst about a little boy having a very rough day.

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Robert B Parker interview

The WSJ published an interview with mystery writer Robert B Parker earlier today. I write five days a week unless there is something I have to do instead. I normally write seven to 10 pages a day, which means I generally finish a new book every three months. It comes easily, and I don’t revise […]

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Pumping Iron – The Printed Version

The 1977 documentary film Pumping Iron was based on a 1974 book by Charles Gaines and George Butler.

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William Leith interview

One of my recent reads has been Bits of Me Are Falling Apart by William Leith, who was kind enough to be interviewed. Leith is a well-known columnist and feature writer in the UK and famous for articles that detail his existence in every small detail. Bits of Me Are Falling Apart records Leith’s failing, […]

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Fear and collecting in Las Vegas

Earlier this year my colleague Heather Boulding was in Las Vegas on a business trip. She visited two rare booksellers in the City of Sin – Bauman’s Rare Books and Amber Unicorn Books. Bauman’s are very famous for their Philadelphia bookstore and their amazing array of high-end rare books. Their arrival in Las Vegas caused […]

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Pancake quiz…..

…..that’s so hard I looked at the questions and didn’t even bother trying to answer them.

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Whodunnit house!

The Guardian reports Agatha Christie’s Devon home, Greenway, is opening to the public.

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