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My Top 3 Favorite Books of the Summer

As you know I have been on a reading kick.  Yes, I found my love for reading again. I don't even watch TV anymore.  It's all about a good book.  So in the last few weeks that I have been reading.  Keep in mind, I'm catching up on some books that have been out awhile.

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Books to Movies and Why You Cannot Please The Book Reader – Ease Up on The 50 Shades of Grey Casting Choices

So a few days ago, E.L James announced on Twitter who would be playing her beloved characters in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation of the books.  People went crazy.

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Stephen King’s Fictional Towns In Maine


Fans of Stephen King are familiar with certain real life cities in Maine including; Bangor, Orono, Augusta (the State Capitol) and Portland. But through his books we've all been transported to some now famous 'fictional towns' in the 'Lumber State.'

Let's take a look at some of these cities and find out where they're located in the state.

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Michigan Parent Thinks Anne Frank Book is Too Pornographic[VIDEO]

When I first read that Anne Frank was too pornographic, I laughed.  Seriously, Anne Frank pornographic?  Then I watched the video.  A teacher in Michigan has assigned her students to read a book about Anne Frank.  This book isn't The Diary of Anne Frank, most of us read in school.  The book is The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition).  It is the unedited version. The unedited version contains very descriptive content.

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JK Rowling to Write More ‘Potter’ Books, Fans Completely Lose It

If you're missing 'Harry Potter' and are desperately in need of a good Potter fix, then J.K. Rowling has some good news for you. In a recent interview with BBC News, she admitted that she'd written many of the 'Potter' novels on the run and is sorely tempted to expand upon the universe by writing a "director's cut." While that's not a direct "yes, I am writing a new Potter book," it's still a good sign for the legions of her devoted fans who miss Harry and his adventures at Hogwarts.

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‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the author of the extremely popular boy-detective book series ‘Encyclopedia Brown,’ died last week of natural causes. He was 87.

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Kid Gets Super Excited Over a Titanic Book [VIDEO]

So a month ago my son spent  the weekend with his Gamma and his cousins, and when he got home all he could talk about was the Titanic.

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Co-Author of the Berenstain Bears Jan Berenstain Has Died

Stan and Jan Berenstain created a series of children's books called the Berenstain Bears back in 1962.  Their first book published was the The Big Honey Hunt.

Odds are over the last 50 years  you, your parents, and your children have all read a Berenstain Bear Book.   Stan Berenstain passed away in 2005 at the age of 82 and his wife followed him in death on Friday at the age of 88 after suffering a massive stroke.

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‘Interview With The Vampire’ Author Anne Rice Doesn’t Like Vampires Who Sparkle

As you probably know already, I like to read and I find myself reading books of the vampire genre.  Back in the 90's I fell in love with The Vampire Chronicles, which began with Interview with the Vampire.  Anne Rice was the author of that series of books and they are very dark and very well written.  Fast Forward to the 21st century and Stephenie Meyers gives us The Twilight Saga and sparkly vampires, and apparently Anne Rice does not approve.

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New Twilight Trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 1

If you are a die hard Twilight fan then you have probably already watched this 100 + times.  If you aren't a Twilight fan, but are curious to know what the next movie in the series will be about enjoy the new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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Summer Reading Guide: 5 Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Any book worth the paper it's printed on will immerse the reader almost from the start. Great authors seem to have a knack for doing this without fail.

Still, sometimes it can be nice to help them out a little. Reading a book with a setting that mirrors your own can be a rich and satisfying experience.

With that in mind, here are five great summer reads, all set in the summer.

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Twilight Author Stephenie Meyers Book The Host Hits Theaters in 2013

I'll admit I jumped on the Twilight bandwagon.  I have read all the books at least 3 times, and I have seen all the movies multiple times.  I cannot wait until Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn hits theaters in November.  However, Stephenie Meyers, the author of the Twilight Saga, wrote another book called The Host and it will make it's way to the big screen in 2013.

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