Monthly Archives: January 2009

Why is Sawyer the only one who reads on the island?

Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our reading schedule to inform you that Michele is completely and utterly engrossed in LOST. This is why reading has a bit delayed lately. Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel like myself … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

Tonight we’re hosting a read-aloud from teenage diaries at RiverRun Bookstore in support of The Big Read in Portsmouth. I got the idea from an event held often in New York City. I’ve been paging through my high school diary … Continue reading

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"The Times They Are a-Changin’ "

Bob Dylan’s lyrics couldn’t describe in a more efficient manner what we’re dealing with as we look at the future of journalism and publishing. The Associated Press reported today that the Boston Globe plans to cut 50 more newsroom jobs … Continue reading

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A new report that puts a little pep in my step

The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing a report today that shows the number of adult readers of novels, short stories, poems, and plays has increased rather than declined. In 2002, it was at 46.7 percent. In 2008, the … Continue reading

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Creating your own anthology of favorites

I’m currently reading Ali Smith’s The Book Lover. It’s an anthology of Ali’s favorite excerpts, short stories, comic strips and poems chosen from the books on her own bookshelves. There’s a nice balance of well known and lesser known writers … Continue reading

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The part about the well-deserved hype

Bolaño. Bolaño. Bolaño. The writer who everyone is talking about; and not just a mere mention, more like a CD that is skipping. Yet hearing the writer’s name over and over isn’t an annoyance. It’s a reminder to pay attention … Continue reading

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