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Entries by Dave Astor from 09/2012

Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Books

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

Thwarted Romances Are a Literary Staple

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Books

Among literature's most popular plot devices are the obstructions authors put on the road of love. It's hard not to get engrossed when two characters are thwarted from finding happiness with each other.

'The Casual Vacancy' Is Not the Only Novel That Includes Politicians!

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Books

With the often-ridiculous U.S. presidential race in full swing, there's at least a 47 percent chance you'd like to forget about politicians for a few hours by immersing yourself in a novel. But be careful which novel you choose, because some of them feature ... politicians!