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“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

“The Proposal”, by Mary Balogh (Review)

The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: Survivors’ Club #1 Published by Delacorte Press on 2012-05-01 Genres: Historical Romance Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, Only a Promise Also by this author: The Arrangement, The Escape, Only Enchanting, The Heart of… Read more »

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E-readers vs. Print Books, or, Why I Refuse To Take Sides

E-readers vs. Print Books, or, Why I Refuse To Take Sides

Copyright Kara Pekar 2012. All Rights Reserved. This past week I read a matched pair of essays on e-readers vs. print books, from opposing points of view.  The first, by Katy Guest (The Independent) is decidedly anti-e-reader, pro-print.  The second is a satirical response by Nate Hoffelder (The Digital Reader… Read more »

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Farewell to Ray Bradbury

Farewell to Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, considered with Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein to be one of the iconic figures of the classic science fiction era, died June 5, 2012, at the age of 91. I first came across Bradbury’s stories in middle school, and was captivated (if sometimes mystified, given my age) by The… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia Rylant!

Happy Birthday, Cynthia Rylant!

Cynthia Rylant is celebrating her 58th birthday today (June 6, 2012).  Born in 1954, Rylant grew up in West Virginia, and discovered a love of writing in college. Her books range from picture books and early chapter books for younger readers (ages 3 to 8) to books for the middle… Read more »

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