Invincible Summer

Dr. Ann J. Polya Releases Her New Book “Invincible Summer”

June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — “I was intrigued by the fact tensions and conflict can exist among those who grow up together, and so after some research I identified three core values that, if respected, allow us greater acceptance and tolerance which facilitates better communication and relationships,” says author Dr. .

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Merax Full Body Slim Vibration Platform Fitness Machine

Merax Full Body Slim Vibration Platform Fitness Machine 2015 Merax Full Body Slim Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Variants Of Speed Range and Strong Massage Vibration Perfect for muscle toning, muscle building, weight loss & cellulite reduction Fitted with yoga straps to enhance its potential for improving the upper body and arms MP3 / iPod connector… Continue Reading

Birds of Central Texas

Birds of Central Texas Birds of Central Texas: A Guide to Common & Notable Species (Quick Reference Guides) Reviews QRP 0107 Birds of Central Texas A 12 panel fold out, laminated, waterproof guide to the common and notable birds species of central Texas, roughly defined as the area between Waco and San Antonio as well… Continue Reading

Unusual Hobbies

Stand-up comedy and race car driving: The unusual hobbies of 4 agency CEOs – Digiday Stand-up comedy and race car driving: The unusual hobbies of 4 agency CEOs Being a CEO of an agency can be very stressful. One way to manage that stress is with a hobby. Here, CEOs from four agencies talked about… Continue Reading

Leonnard Riggio to step down as executive chairman of B&N in September

After decades as one of the biggest names in the bookselling industry, Leonard Riggio, the 75-year-old executive chairman of Barnes & Noble, has decided to step down as executive chairman after Barnes & Noble's annual meeting in September. He will still sit on Barnes & Noble's board of directors after handing over the chairmanship to non-executive board member Paul Guenther. Bookbrowse News About Books, Authors, and Book-Related Topics

2016 Pulitzer announced. Viet Thanh Nguyen wins in Fiction for “The Sympathizer.”

2016 Pulitzer announced. Viet Thanh Nguyen wins in Fiction for “The Sympathizer.” The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Winners in this centennial year include: Fiction: Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer History: T.J. Stiles for Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America Biography or Autobiography: William Finnegan for Barbarian Days:… Continue Reading

Perseus Books Group now part of Hachette

The sales of Perseus Books Group publishing operations to Hachette Book Group and its distribution operations to Ingram Content Group both closed late last week. Ingram chairman and CEO John Ingram noted that with the purchase, “Ingram’s center of gravity is shifting to one that is more focused on providing comprehensive publisher services on a… Continue Reading

Hungarian Jewish Imre Kertesz, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies aged 86

Imre Kertesz, a Hungarian Jewish writer and Nobel laureate acclaimed for his semi-autobiographical novels on surviving the Holocaust and its aftermath, died on Thursday at his home in Budapest. He was 86 years old. What set Mr. Kertesz apart from other writers on the Holocaust was his insistence on describing the death camps at Auschwitz… Continue Reading

Marilynne Robinson to be awarded Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao has announced that Marilynne Robinson, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Gilead” and “Home,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 24. The annual Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction honors an American… Continue Reading

In Silicon Valley’s San Jose tens of thousands of poor residents are banned from access to the library due to failure to pay “exorbitant” fines.

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James Patterson to donate a further $1.75m to school libraries in 2016

James Patterson will donate another $ 1.75 million to school libraries in 2016. The program was launched in 2015 in partnership with Scholastic Reading Club, which administers the program. Of the nearly 28,000 entries received in 2015, 467 schools were awarded grants ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 10,000. Bookbrowse News About Books, Authors, and… Continue Reading