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New Jane Austen Scrap Discovered

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:38pm
Go ahead and list this discovery in the “could never happen with an ebook” column. Earlier this week the Jane Austen museum purchased a book about Austen that was written by her nephew. Inside the book they found a five...

Two eReader Apps You Should Check Out

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 8:36am
Here are two iOS ereader apps that I think you should try. Both Readmill and Marvin read ePub files and offer features that iBooks is nowhere close to rolling out. Readmill This app has quickly become my favorite app to read...

Pratt City Library rescheduled to Feb. 10 (Updated)

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:36pm
The reopening of the Pratt City Library was canceled last week because of the weather conditions and has been rescheduled to Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. Nathan T. Prewett | nprewett@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/NPrewett/index.html

Romance Readers & Writers Event

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:00pm
Tickets for the 2014 Romance Readers Luncheon, Birmingham, AL, are on sale now. The Romance Readers Luncheon isn’t until November 1st, 2014, but with the line-up the SouthernMagic crew have put together you’ll want to mark your calendar. Author Sylvia...

Judge a Book by Its Lover – Book Review

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 6:00am
Lauren Leto’s book Judge a Book By Its Lover is one of the fastest reads I’ve read this year… And it’s all about books. The book feels like it’s collected from a bunch of blog posts, which it may be...

Buy books for your beloved at a sweet sale

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:11pm
Book love Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/Ikenberg/index.html

5 good books: Marriage memoir by Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, wrestling with 'why' and more (video)

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 2:15pm
Brief reviews of non-fiction books by Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, Brenda Ladun, Philip Yancey, Matteo Pistono, and a novel by Karen E. Bender. Kay Campbell | kcampbell@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/klcampbel/index.html

Four Southern Book Festivals

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:00pm
If you live in the South then you know the value of sweet tea and front porches. It’s those values that the following four book festivals, no matter how big or small they are, has in spades. Plus, you get...

Largest Photo Is of the Inside of a Library

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:15am
One of the largest indoor photos ever posted online comes in at over 40 gigapixels and is a fly-around-the-room tour of a library! How awesome is this place? This single image is made up of more than 3,000 images stitched...

New Site Focuses on Business Books

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:37pm
Simon & Schuster has launched 250words.com, which professes to be a “publisher agnostic” site focused on business books. Staffed by five folks from with in S&S’s ranks, they report they will deliver daily a short single 250-word single post sharing...

Amor Towles Talks Writing

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 6:05am
Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility was one of my favorite books I read in 2012. It’s such a good book and so well written. I just ran across this very short interview with Towles asking about his writing and writing...

Book Trivia Board Game

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 7:56pm
Here is a great “gifts for book lovers” that I stumbled upon: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, is a book trivia board game all about books. I haven’t played this one yet, but it sounds like something I’d...

Google Explore For Book Lovers

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:03pm
Last week Google launched a new search feature for their Google+ social network. Basically, it adds groupings, tags, etc. and makes the network all searchable so that you can skim through all of the content generated on Google+. So what’s...

Which relationship does J.K. Rowling regret in the Harry Potter books?

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 2:39am
Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are shown in a scene from, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." AP. J.K. Rowling, as most great writers do, has doubts that she told the story of Ron and Hermione in the... Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

Southern Bridal Faire to feature wedding vendors, fashion show on Sunday in Montgomery

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:08pm
During the event, attendees will get the chance to meet with tons of vendors, including photographers, florists, caterers and more. In addition, the event will include a fashion show featuring wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and more. Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/AmberAcker/index.html

Film of Alabama author's novel 'Blood & Circumstance' set for festival screening

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:33pm
The big-screen adaptation of a work by coastal Alabama author Frank Turner Hollon has officially hit the film festival circuit. Lawrence Specker | lspecker@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lfspecke/index.html

Programs celebrate African-American History Month at Birmingham library system

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 3:55pm
Libraries in the Birmingham Public Library system will celebrate African-American History Month with programs in February. Nathan T. Prewett | nprewett@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/NPrewett/index.html

Author with Alabama ties sees 'Fault in Our Stars' movie adaptation get first trailer (video)

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:25pm
The film stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel, a 16-year-old cancer patient who meets and falls in love with former basketball player Gus (Ansel Elgort). Ben Flanagan | bflanaga@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/bflanagan/index.html

Fight Club Sequel Finished

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:22pm
Chuck Palahniuk said yesterday that he has finished his Fight Club sequel and sent it to a publisher for review. I’m glad to hear that Tyler Durden is still clicking along with his reboot society sentiment. All we know at this point...

Columbiana library hosting author to talk about Tuskegee Airmen book Feb. 15

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:42am
COLUMBIANA, Alabama -- The Columbiana Public Library is hosting author Daniel Haulman to talk about the book "The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949" on Feb. 15 as part of Black History Month. Haulman, who is chief of the... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html