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Entries by Zoë Triska from 12/2011

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers: The Week's Hottest Reads

Posted 12.02.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Explosive Eighteen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)...

Morgan Freeman Teaches You To Rhyme (VIDEO)

| Posted 12.04.2011 | Books

When I was a kid, I thought great poetry had to rhyme. Poetry without rhyme was NOT poetry. It was filth, and I wanted nothing to do with it.

The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

Posted 12.09.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Drop" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)...

Shakespeare’s Plays As Kids’ Books

Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
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If you want to teach Shakespeare to kids, you can be a lot more creative than just taking out the violence and the iambic pentameter. These covers rei...

No Offense, But You're Offensive (VIDEO)

| Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

"No offense, but..." has been a not-so-sly method of insulting people since (probably) the beginning of time.

'Cookin' With Coolio' And 9 Other Pop Culture Cookbooks

Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

By Emily Temple, Flavorwire: It seems like every piece of popular media nowadays spawns a million spin-off products, from action figures to fan fic...

World Book Night: Looking For Volunteers To Give Away 1 Million Free Books

Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Ever heard of World Book Night? If not, you will. Because they want your help to give away free books. WBN first launched in the UK last year. It t...

Library Love: Things You Love About Your Local Libraries

Posted 12.15.2011 | Books

We've been seeing (and reporting) lots of news about local libraries closing, library budget cuts and layoffs in our communities. In light of this, we...

Ridiculous 'Elements Of Style' Rap (VIDEO)

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

I decided to bring just one book, to act as a symbol of my monumental move (as a former Literature major, everything is symbolic to me). The one I chose was the newer edition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style with beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman.

Thousands Of Rare Books, Journals, Writings Burned At Institute d'Egypt In Cairo

Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

CAIRO — Volunteers in white lab coats, surgical gloves and masks stood on the back of a pickup truck Monday along the banks of the Nile River in...

Stieg Larsson's Partner, Eva Gabrielsson, Attacks 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' movie Marketing

Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The longtime partner of late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson says he wouldn't have approved of merchandise being linked to this w...

How To Solve Your Dating Problems (VIDEO)

Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

In a relationship, communication is key. So imagine the horror of falling for a man or woman, then learning they don't speak your language. This isn't...

The 'Elf On The Shelf' Christmas Phenomenon

Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

ATLANTA — There is one hot item this holiday season that won't be resting under the Christmas tree. It will be on a shelf – watching you. ...

The Week's Hottest Reads: Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "11/22/63" by Stephen King (Scribner)...

Scrapbook Tells How Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Actually Went Down In History

Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

HANOVER, N.H. -- You know Dasher and Dancer and the rest of the gang. But do you recall, the most "Perfect Christmas Crowd-Bringer" of all? That's ho...

11 Best Books Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Books

We admit, it's difficult to pick the best books of the year, particularly this year, during which it seems there were so many stellar books. However, ...