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Growing program cuts textbook costs for UNK students | Local News

TYLER ELLYSON, UNK Communications KEARNEY — Kim Carlson doesn’t require students to buy expensive textbooks for most of her classes. Instead, the University of Nebraska Kearney biology professor uses a variety of free or low-cost resources to educate them. As a member of UNK’s Open Educational Resources Committee — and a parent whose wallet is […]

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Review: A Remarkable Memoir | Book reviews and short stories

TOM ZELMAN Tribune of the Stars “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir” by Ai Weiwei, translated from Chinese by Allan H. Barr; Crown, 373 pages, $32. This memoir is a remarkable—and important—book. In lively, direct prose (with excellent assistance from translator Allan H. Barr) and frequent line drawings, Ai Weiwei, China’s foremost conceptual […]

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My Three Book Clubs: Unusual Scenery Distracts From February Snow | book reviews

Distinctive settings – a 12th-century abbey, a drought-hardened farming community in Australia and a village where men hunt sharks on the shores of Baja California – offered needed escapes for a cold, wintery February. ‘Matrix’ What I thought • “Matrix” ticked some boxes for me: historical fiction and a fearsome female protagonist. It is based […]

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Buck-A-Book supporters will turn the page on their most successful campaign to date on Sunday | Education

With a closing event scheduled for Sunday, Buck-A-Book supporters can turn the page on their most successful campaign yet. About 938 students across the Carlisle Area School District read about 5,100 books, raising about $48,000 in pledges and donations that support adult literacy programs, said Mindy Tremblay, executive director of the Employment Skills Center in […]

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Review: Pandemic Literature in Real Time | Book reviews and short stories

HAMILTON CAIN Star Tribune “Our Friends of the Country” by Gary Shteyngart; Random house, 336 pages, $28. Here it is: the cutting edge of the literature on the pandemic. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 […]

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TCH letters on forbidden books, masks, Klippert, Hanford cheer

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Upcoming career event Soroptimist International of Three Rivers (SI3R) and Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick (SIPK) present “Dream It Be It” on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 […]

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Review: Writing Elevates Known History | Book reviews and short stories

CLAUDE PECK Star Tribune “The Fortune Men” by Nadifa Mohamed, Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27. Mahmood Mattan was saved. Renewed, he emerges from the pages of “The Fortune Men” as a true literary hero-victim with all the complexity that such a status tends to require. It’s a miraculous feat by British-Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed, […]

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Review: Journeys with a Common End | Book reviews and short stories

Trisha Collopy Star Tribune “Our Stories Have Taken Us Here,” edited by Julie Vang, Tea Rozman and Tom Kaczynski, Green Card Voices, 201 pages, $24.99. The American Dream comes alive, with a twist, in “Our Stories Took Us Here,” which features 10 stories of young people crossing cultural barriers to make a new life in […]

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Review: Two intertwined stories | Book reviews and short stories

JENNY SHANK Tribune of stars “Tell Me How to Be” by Neel Patel, Flatiron Books, 304 pages, $26.99. “My mother always told me to be a good boy. I suspect she knew I wasn’t,” says Akash Amin at the start of Neel Patel’s novel “Tell Me How to Be.” This melancholic drama is structured as […]

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The Extraordinary Life of an Illegal Copy of Portnoy’s Complaint: ‘It’s a Great Australian Story’ | Books

Inside the hallowed halls of the State Library Victoria, a very special, rambling little book is currently on display: Portnoy’s Complaint, the only book ever published. written by a “Philip Roth”. This battered and stained edition of the infamously dirty novel, with Roth’s first name misspelled with two Ls on the cover, is extremely significant: […]

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Review: Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’ is an epic South American tale | book reviews

By Anita Snow Associated Press Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is ‘Violeta,’ an epic tale that transports readers through a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters, including an earthquake. of land and a hurricane. From the aftermath of World War I to the present day, narrator Violeta del […]

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Beyond books: literacy is more than reading

On Family Literacy Day, Orillia-based organization encourages learning in all its forms and calls on volunteers to join the local effort It’s Family Literacy Day, and for the Orillia and District Literacy Council (ODLC), it’s not just about reading. The nonprofit ODLC’s services include reading assistance, but they also help people with computer, financial, math, […]

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Navi Mumbai: NMMC’s new initiative encourages commuters to read books on the go

In a first, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has launched a new initiative to provide books to passengers on three of its air-conditioned long-distance buses. Commuters on these buses can now read the works of well-known authors on various subjects in Marathi and English. The service, implemented jointly with the Let’s Read India Foundation, […]

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Review: The Disease and the Gory Details | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases” by Lydia Kang MD and Nate Pedersen, Workman Publishing, 389 pages, $24.95. The current pandemic has made our great nation the homeland of hypochondriacs. Every sniffle or cough now forces us to reach for the nearest mask and hand sanitizer while viewing any […]

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Yanagihara’s New Novel Is Right Before “Paradise” | book reviews

By Helen T. Verongos Special for the Post-Dispatch When “A Little Life” arrives in 2015, the novel’s intimacy is so intense that it leaves its author – and its fictional characters – vulnerable to criticism, even derision. For some, the fate of Jude, the abused protagonist, was so dark it was unbearable. Similarly, the emotional […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free at the Watauga County Public Library | mountain time

BOONE – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Watauga County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks for free at the Watauga County Public Library. With a library […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free at the Watauga County Public Library | Local News

BOONE – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Watauga County residents can access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks for free at the Watauga County Public Library. With a library […]

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Review: A Beauty of a Dog Story | Book reviews and short stories

LAURIE HERTZEL Star Tribune “The Speckled Beauty” by Rick Bragg; Alfred A. Knopf, 238 pages, $26. Those of us with city dogs (what Rick Bragg calls “fancy dogs”) might be dismayed to read about the life of Speck, the rambunctious, mostly untrained rescue dog on the loose. and still spoiled for a fight that Bragg […]

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Former Tanzanian president and Egyptian scholar win King Faisal award

TAIF: Nahawand, a new music center in Taif which opened recently and offers a range of music lessons and services with the aim of discovering and developing new local talent, already intends to expand to six other Saudi cities. The center, named after a type of Arabic melody known as a maqam that is often […]

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CASEY: Readers Win Prizes for Dano Award Nominations with Ties to January 6 Insurgency | Local news

Happy new year everyone! Before we go full steam ahead in 2022, we have a couple of things to work out about compared to last year. This concerns the awards for a few smart readers who have nominated some public officials for the Dano Awards for Glaring Public Stupidity. If you remember, I gifted a […]

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Review: Celebrating ‘The Sopranos’ | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos” by Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa with Phil Lerman, William Morrow, 509 pages, $30. “The Sopranos,” the groundbreaking television series that aired from 1999 to 2007 on HBO, was the first cable program to feature a deeply flawed, sociopathic main character who […]

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Fewer and fewer children read for fun. They lose more than great stories | Chroniclers

It was Harry Potter – or, in fact, his girlfriend Hermione Granger – that got my 6 year old granddaughter excited about learning to read. She was reasonably interested in reading before that, although distance learning for most of her kindergarten year meant she and all the other first graders at her small charter school […]

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Review: The story of a winner | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Bill Snyder: My Football Life and the Rest of the Story” by Bill Snyder with C. Scott Fritchen, Triumph Books, 372 pages, $30. Bill Snyder received the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner in 2021. The award is given to “one winner on and off the field” each year. […]

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Canadians adopted audiobooks and e-books in 2021

Canada has experienced two consecutive years of lockdown, due to COVID. Sometimes things start to open for a few months and then a new wave starts to infect people and businesses start to shut down again. This has been very evident in the bookstore industry. This whole situation has prompted many Canadians to start buying […]

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Revel in the joys of books and reading at a Baghdad book fair

BAGHDAD – Protesters in Baghdad are staging a sit-in demanding that US troops leave Iraq. Counterterrorism troops patrol the streets. A federal court is wondering whether to certify the results of parliamentary elections two months ago. But at the Baghdad International Fair grounds, hardly anyone cares about all of this. Inside is the Baghdad International […]

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In Defense of eBooks – Kashmir Reader

Among other benefits, it is no longer necessary to lick your fingertips to turn the pages According to the International English Institute for Language Studies, “A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writings or images, usually made up of several pages (in papyrus, parchment, vellum or paper) bound together and […]

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In defense of eBooks | Cashmere amount

According to the International English Institute for Language Studies, “A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writings or images, usually made up of several pages (in papyrus, parchment, vellum or paper) bound together and protected by a cover. ”However, it doesn’t take long to realize that this definition of a […]

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Book Review: Quitting the “Sexual Worship” of the Children of God | Entertainment

By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press NEW YORK – Faith Jones’ living memoir “Sex Cult Nun” chronicles her 23 years in the infamous Children of God cult and her slow journey to departure. Born into the cult in 1977 in Hong Kong, Jones was a cult royalty, the granddaughter of leader David Berg. One of the […]

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How to make eBook reading more fun

Reading e-books has become a global hobby. Now men, women and children read e-books for fun and in professional environments, such as at work and school. While printed books are still popular, there’s no denying that eBooks have shaken up the industry and helped capture the imaginations of new and old generations. When reading an […]

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR hide caption toggle legend Estefania […]

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How to Add / Remove eBooks Using Google Play Books on PC and Mobile

This tutorial explains how to add / remove eBooks using Google Play Books on PC and mobile. We will do our best to make sure you understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Add / Remove eBooks Using Google Play Books on PC and Mobile. If your answer is yes, […]

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Popular eBooks and digital audiobooks available at Johnston County Affiliated Libraries

Available free of charge 24/7 SMITHFIELD – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they’re finding that one of the best resources is their local public library. The Johnston and Smithfield County Public Library (PLJCS) and its affiliated branches are pleased to announce that customers with an […]

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Keep the Internet away from my library: why everyone should hate ebooks

Illustration courtesy of Ally Hom I am fiercely anti-eBook. I don’t like the weight of a Kindle, the strain on my laptop screen, or the cold electronic feel against my thumb when flipping a virtual page. I hate that online novels don’t have a smell, texture, or story. Electronic books are secret and private. You […]

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Review: A book worth following | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “The Bear Doesn’t Know: The Life and Wonders of Bear Country” by Paul Schullery, University of Nebraska Press, 248 pages, $21.95 (paperback). “Lions, tigers, bears, wow!” became a memorable line from the critic’s earliest childhood. With a mother named Dorothy who hailed from Kansas, this callback to the “Wizard of Oz” symbolized the […]

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Free eBook downloader software that lets you download free eBooks to PC

In this article we will discuss how to download e-books using two free desktop software for Windows 11/10. Previously, we covered the websites to legally download free eBooks. Now, we are going to mention two free software that allows you to find and download free eBooks from various major online bookstores including Amazon Kindle, Google […]

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Popular eBooks, Digital Audiobooks Available Free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Library | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo courtesy of City of Lubbock/Lubbock Public Library) LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can […]

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Popular eBooks and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, TX (COMMUNICATED) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are discovering that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines for free at Lubbock Public Libraries. With a […]

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Popular e-books and digital audiobooks available for free 24/7 at Lubbock Public Libraries

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press release) – As people read and listen to more and more books on their smartphones or tablets, they are finding that one of the best resources is their local public library. Lubbock residents can access a wide selection of popular eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines free of charge at Lubbock public libraries. […]

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Kobo connects eBooks, notepad for a reader to write on – Pickr

An eReader like the Kindle or the Kobo is meant for reading, but what if you could jot down notes using the same gadget? The latest Kobo has this in mind. There’s no shortage of tablets, and it’s even fairly easy to find e-book readers, but finding a way to mix the two categories usually […]

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Censorship in Book Reviews Should Cease to Exist | Opinion

We all have opinions and we use the Internet to prove it. While leaving a rude comment on someone’s post is a good reason to receive negative feedback, what if you get negative feedback for an honest review of a service, business, or product? Critical censorship shouldn’t exist, but some people try to apply unfair […]

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7 reasons why e-books are better

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. I love reading e-books because I can download them in minutes, they’re more portable than physical books, and I don’t have to go to the store to buy them or wait for them to be delivered. E-books are also often available […]

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Child Reviews: Read These Book Reviews Of Fourth Grade Students At Magnolia’s Lawton Elementary School

Fourth-grade teacher Anne Leache of Lawton Elementary School in Magnolia recently wrote to the Seattle Times with a selection of her students’ book reviews. After assigning a book report for which her students were to act as reviewers, she sent in three of the best. Really, how can we refuse? With minor edits for the […]