Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Olsen Twins Plan to Pen A Coffee Table Book

Entertainers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are planning to write a coffee table book, titled “Influence.” The book will be filled with interviews of the creative people from photographers to designers- who have inspired the girls throughout their careers and other … Continue reading

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Book News: Oprah's Lastest Book Pick Her Fastest Seller Yet

Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement on a product is almost a guaranteed bestseller. She has the Midas touch when it comes to endorsing books and other products (I can’t tell you how many times people still look for that Netty Pot to … Continue reading

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Book News: Free Ebook Download Starts Wed

Are you looking for something to read? Here’s the deal: Random House will offer Charles Bock’s debut novel, Beautiful Children, released Jan 08, for FREE to download online starting Wednesday at this website. Other retailers will also offer the ebook … Continue reading

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Health: No More Dr. Jarvick Ads Promoting Lipitor

No more Dr. Jarvick pushing Lipitor, a cholesterol lowering drug, for Pfizer. It turns out that the ads were allegedly misleading and has raised questions with Congress on Dr. Jarvick’s qualifications. Jarvick is a scientist and not a medical doctor … Continue reading

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Seinfeld Finds Comic Relief in Plagiarism Suit Against Wife

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld presented a pretty bad analogy in comparing an author’s lawsuit against wife being akin to the “killers of Martin Luther King and John Lennon.” Of course he was just kidding per his lawyers. Of course the same … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Leftovers by Laura Wiess

Leftovers by Laura Wiess published Jan 2008, by MTV books. Dysfunction seems to be the prevailing theme of Ms. Wiess’s second book. I read her first book, Such a Pretty Girl, when it first came out in 2007. The theme … Continue reading

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Illiteracy Impacts Everyday Life, Shorter Life Expectancy

When I saw this story, it reminded me of a recent customer who admitted to me that he couldn’t read while I was helping him get an OTC product off the shelf. He was embarrassed and I immediately felt bad … Continue reading

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Anne Rice Says "One More Book" For Lestat

Fans should be happy to hear that Anne Rice will give Lestat “one more book.” I’ve only read Interview With Vampire and remember trying to read the next book in the series but Anne Rice is just too wordy for … Continue reading

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Lisa Valdez Updates Her Website; Confirms Nothing

I visited Sybil’s blog and learned that Lisa Valdez has updated her website to confirm what readers have already known in that there isn’t a set publication date for her two follow-up novels: Patience and Primose. I have no clue … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Into the Mist by Maya Banks

Into the Mist by Maya Banks, copyright Feb 2008, published by Samhain LTD. I love action stories that are smartly written no matter the label. Meaning that there’s a good story with solidly written characters that don’t come across as … Continue reading

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What is Everybody Reading?

I am having a difficult time finding something to read. I’ve started and stopped several books over the weekend. It seems as if NOTHING is of interest to me. Readers help me out here – what are you all reading? … Continue reading

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