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Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in Fantasy, and Paleo cookbook pulled by Australian publisher

Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in...

How Harlequin Became the Most Famous Name in Romance – Not always loving the coverage in Jezebel, I approached Kelly Faircloth’s historical post on Harlequin warily. However, by the third paragraph, I realized this wasn’t going to be the usual… more

REVIEW:  Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

REVIEW: Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson

Dear Ms. Erickson, Sometimes we pick up books for random reasons. When I learned your main character was a photographer, I lit up with interest. I guess I’ve been interested in reading more photographer-characters that aren’t related to tabloid journalism…. more

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance, and Ellis Island photo chronicle

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance,...

Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor – This is like the coolest thing ever. Five books, five celebrities, five stand-offs in this annual Canadian television series, “Battle of the Books.” Each representative defends the book against its… more

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