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Harry Potter Leaked on the Internet - I read about this yesterday and tried to tune out all HP related stuff, but to my surprise someone posted a 3 line rundown of who dies, etc on one of my favorite websites. - More>>
posted by jshriver to books at 11:20 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 18, 2007     4 comments

New J.R.R. Tolkien book - Via Slashdot. "The Children of Húrin will be released worldwide on 17 April, 89 years after the author started the work. The author's son Christopher, using his late father's voluminous notes, has painstakingly completed the book, left unfinished by the author when he died in 1971." - More>>
posted by jr to books at 06:12 P.M. EST on Mon Mar 26, 2007     5 comments

Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallow release date - It was announced today that book seven in the Harry Potter series will be released on July 21, 2007.
I know this series is considered a "kid" series but I'm 41 and damn excited about this the last book in the Harry Potter series.
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posted by OhioKat to books at 09:46 A.M. EST on Thu Feb 01, 2007     7 comments

"War on the Middle Class" - In his new book, CNN's Lou Dobbs argues "that the middle class is in decline because of politicians and lobbyists," I agree. If you would like to read part of this book go to the Today Show website.
posted by Judy to books at 06:54 P.M. EST on Fri Oct 06, 2006     41 comments

Read Any Good Books? - I was just wondering if anyone has read any good politically toned books lately? I have just finished Coulter's new book, Godless, and I am in the process of reading John Stossel's new book, Myths, Lies, and Stupidity. Just wondered if anyone had any other suggestions?
posted by fequalsma73 to books at 10:09 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 04, 2006     71 comments

Wiki description of one of the most entertaining, laugh out loud, books ever. - I thought this book--A Confederacy of Dunces was great. I like the story on how it got published and how it became a cult classic in the '80s. It tells a great story and is damn funny. - More>>
posted by jdmsbyrd to books at 06:22 P.M. EST on Mon Apr 17, 2006     4 comments

Potter time - "From Singapore to Boston, from London to New Delhi and Toledo, millions of children and adults will gather Friday evening at thousands of bookstores to count down the minutes to the 12:01 a.m. release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Schedule of events at area bookstores and libraries. - More>>
posted by jr to books at 12:37 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 13, 2005     3 comments

the book 1984 - Dear Jeep workers,
After celebrating the Fourth of July and with all the fire works and good times ....
Is this not a great country or what! Well maybe not, after reading the following I'm remembering the book 1984. An Orwellian look of the future where freedom of speech and freedom of expression were not to be tolerated. Well it, The Book, accurately fortold the future starting here with us at JEEP. http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/comments.pl/12/1247#5118
EYESWIDESHUT

posted by EYESWIDESHUT to books at 11:44 A.M. EST on Sun Jul 10, 2005     20 comments

No! ...Not Harry Potter! - Pope Benedict XVI says that Harry Potter is "undermining the soul of Christianity." - More>>
posted by timault to books at 10:59 A.M. EST on Wed Apr 27, 2005     6 comments

Americans are reading less literature - "Literary reading is in dramatic decline with fewer than half of American adults now reading literature. Only slightly more than one-third of adult males now read literature. [The study] reports drops in all groups studied, with the steepest rate of decline - 28 percent - occurring in the youngest age groups. The rate of decline for the youngest adults, those aged 18 to 24, was 55 percent greater than that of the total adult population. Literary readers are much more likely to be involved in cultural, sports and volunteer activities than are non-readers. Adults who did not watch TV in a typical day are 48 percent more likely to be frequent readers. Contrary to the overall decline in literary reading, the number of people doing creative writing increased by 30 percent."
posted by jr to books at 11:22 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 21, 2004     No comments     Post a comment

Toledo doesn't rank well in reading habits - A study profiled America's 64 largest cities for literacy habits, and it ranked Toledo 54th. Minneapolis is number one, Cincy is 10. In this study, "the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library system was middle-of-the-road." Another study last year had our library system ranked 8th out of 90 libraries.
posted by jr to books at 01:16 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 17, 2003     No comments     Post a comment

Libraries continue to be hurt by budget cuts - The Bradner library will close this week, and the Tecumseh District Library will reduce services. Toledo's main library has reduced hours and less money to purchase books too. The Internet and Television, are they reducing the support and usage of our libraries?
posted by jr to books at 11:16 A.M. EST on Mon May 12, 2003     No comments     Post a comment

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