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  • Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"

     Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"
    Dear Readers: This is one of my favorite days of the year because this is the day I get to step out from behind my desk and advocate — simply and sincerely — for literacy. I choose this particular day because it is my mother's birthday. She was a reader, writer and teacher, and I can think of no better way to honor her memory than to ask other readers to participate in the "Book on Every Bed" project.
  • Buy vs. sell decision a matter of weighing risk, future plans

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I are 57 and need to relocate to a major metropolitan area, where we want to be very close to public transportation due to our jobs. Housing costs are very high: $400,000 for a modest townhouse to...

    The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access

    The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access
    Barring some kind of monumental screw-up, Amazon will be the dominant e-book retailer forevermore. Amazon is certainly capable of screwing up. The Fire Phone that was launched to great fanfare before being quickly discounted to 99 cents seems like a...

    Consider putting some of these books under the tree

    Consider putting some of these books under the tree
    Here are eight new books perfect for animal lovers this holiday season. Several are inspirational, others are funny, and still others just plain useful. 1. "Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom," by...

    Take a look at your house; are you a hoarder?

    But I might need it. But it was expensive. But it was Mom's. But it still works. But it was a gift. But I might lose weight. But it might be worth something. But it's irreplaceable. But I don't have time to deal with it. But, but, but. And so the...