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  • Friends of the Library: Stock up now for Labor Day reading

    You bookworms out there might want to stock up on reads for the three-day weekend. Our three Costa Mesa libraries will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. The Mesa Verde Library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive East, will offer these child-centered...
  • Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites. •••• The King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it’s still the most beautiful thing ever written in...
  • 'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff

    'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff
    I have endured my share of Cleopatra jokes derived from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. So only a biographer as gifted as Stacy Schiff could come to my rescue. In "Cleopatra: A Life," published last year to...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Banned in Bel Air

    Banned in Bel Air
    When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for...
  • Natalie Portman's 'Lolita' clutch

     
    Natalie Portman carried an Olympia Le-Tan purse made of Vldimir Nabakov's notorious novel Lolita to the premiere of Black Swan....
  • Book-purse recommendations for the Golden Globes

     
    Will actresses attending Sunday's Golden Globe Awards follow Natalie Portman's lead and carry book-purses?...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Vladimir Nabokov work an actual baseball headline into his novel 'Pale Fire'?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Vladimir Nabokov worked an actual baseball headline into his acclaimed novel Pale Fire. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Vladimir Nabokov was one of the most acclaimed writers of the 20th Century, both as a novelist (with his most......
  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...
  • Book news: Salman Rushdie, John Steinbeck, fact, fiction, more

     
    A pile of links to the most interesting book stories online, conveniently in one place....
  • Bieber Is Not a Reading Level

     
    As the “Hunger Games” film hits theaters this week, I have to vent for a second. Once—just once!—I would love it if someone would recommend a book to me that was not originally intended for a 14-year-old girl. Watching people...