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  • J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight

    J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight
    J.K. Rowling doesn't make many public appearances, so tonight's New York City event to publicize her new novel "The Casual Vacancy" is getting a lot of attention. Fellow novelist Ann Patchett will lead a conversation, and there will be a Q&A. If you're...
  • New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment

    New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment
    I have great respect for Daniel Handler, creator of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket books (and a fellow alum of Wesleyan University), but I couldn't help but feel let down at his newest: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" When I was finished with the...
  • Dave Golonski's cultural timeline

    January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
  • J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller

    J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller
    J.K. Rowling's first stab at adult literature, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be released until Thursday, but it's already headed to the top of the best seller lists. It's currently at #3 by Amazon and #2 by Barnes & Noble. Not a bad start. Of course,...
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • Happy Bookers

    Happy Bookers
    Our home base is Woodstock, Marengo and Union, Illinois. Our group of 15 to 20 members has been meeting for 20-plus years. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month, and each member is assigned one meeting per year The hostess chooses the book for the...
  • J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

    J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!
    Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly. The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
  • Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

    Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead." Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
  • Closet Geek Book Group

    Closet Geek Book Group
    Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book. Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
  • Word Play: A horrid success with kids

    Word Play: A horrid success with kids
    Francesca Simon is an international star. Her series of children's books about Horrid Henry (Sourcebooks: $4.99 each, ages 8-12) have sold 14 million copies in 24 countries. In England, where she lives, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend" was No. 12...
  • Who's your favorite literary mama?

    Who's your favorite literary mama?
    Mother's Day is Sunday, and in celebration some of Printers Row's regular contributors discussed their favorite literary moms. Julia Keller: Laura Bodey from "Gain" by Richard Powers   Literature includes good mothers and bad mothers, angelic mothers...