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Friday News: Rose Marks found guilty on fraud; Rainbow Rowell rejected...

Deveraux, who sought Marks’ help to deal with an abusive husband and the death of an 8-year-old son in a 2005 ATV accident, expressed no such ambivalence. “It was never a friendship,” she said. “There’s no sadness. None.” Unlike other victims, she said she doesn’t care if she gets back any of the money she lost.

I guess these parents have never, ever sat with their teen kids. Just watch a group of them play x-box. You think Call of Duty has no curse words? No violence? No inappropriate content for teenagers? GAG ME. Jayne reviewed it here.  Ironic that it is banned book week.

  • The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  • The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen
  • The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt

Responding to the study, New York Magazine journalist Ann Friedman dubbed it “the Pullout Generation,” citing twenty- and thirty-something inner-urbanites who “bought organic kale and all-natural cleaning products, and so can’t quite get down with taking synthetic hormones every day.” Jezebel wondered if it might be a reflection of what writer Tracy Moore termed “pregnancy ambivalence” – that is to say, that perhaps couples using the “pull out” method weren’t so opposed to the idea of getting pregnant after all. They just weren’t ready to start actively “trying” for a baby. Daily Life

It makes perfect sense for me to close the news with this youtube video.

Tuesday News:  STDs on the rise for a surprising part of the population; Book scanning coupon; Sourcebooks to distribute Xcite books

Tuesday News: STDs on the rise for a surprising part...

  • The Awakening by Elene Sallinger (November 2014)
  • Restless Spirit by Sommer Marsden (December 2014)
  • Control by Charlotte Stein (January 2014)
  • The Initiation of Ms. Holly by K D Grace (February 2014)
  • Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein (March 2014)
  • The Education of Victoria by Angela Meadows (April 2014)

All titles will be available in both trade paperback and eBook through Sourcebooks Casablanca, and will be fully distributed in the U.S. and Canada.  Media Release

The owners of CBS contacted me and offered a coupon fro DA readers: Use discount code “THIRTYOFF” for 30% off any service. Custom Book Scanning

From 2000 to 2009, rates for sexually transmitted infections like of Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Chlamydia doubled among 50- to 90-year-olds in the past ten years, as did the number of new HIV diagnoses for that age group. Despite this, a 2010 AARP report found that 50 percent of single men over 45 used condoms “rarely or not at all. Also, apparently all future mature romances should be located in Florida.VICE United States

Thrift books sent me this infographic about buying habits.  More people like to buy and own their own books. While these figures are used to support used book purchases, they could also be used to help bolster libraries as a source of income for publishers.

Why Buy Used Books - TB - small