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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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Google Honors Maurice Sendak With Whimsical Doodle

Today would've been the 85th birthday of beloved children's author Maurice Sendak, who passed away last year. In his honor, Google made this amazing, elaborate Google Doodle.

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Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
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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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6 Modern Horror Movies as ’80s Young Adult Novels

In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantasies that also somehow involved final exams.  

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The Cheesiest Romance Novel Covers of All Time

Today's reading experience is nothing like the literal "page-turners" of yesteryear. But even with the e-Book, the Kindle and the iPad at our fingertips, we can still spot a wacky romance novel cover from a mile off.

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Should Parents Pay Big Bucks to Get Their Kids’ Books Published?

Over-indulgent parents aren’t just making kids dumber. They’re also costing themselves money in the process. The latest trend? Shelling out hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars to get books written by their children published.

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The Official Movie Trailer for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host

Fans fell head over heels and rabid for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series.  Did you know that he wrote a book after Twilight called The Host.  I'll admit when I first started reading it I hated it.  I gave up and a year later I picked it up again and couldn't put it down.  Well as with the Twilight Series, The Host has been made into a movie and here is the first official trailer.  I can't wait for the movie!

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes Out of Print

The era of the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman is officially over.

After more than two centuries of existence, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the oldest continuously-published encyclopedia in the English language, has announced it’s going out of print.

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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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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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Dead Reckoning Author Charlaine Harris with True Blood's Sam Trammell-John Shearer/Getty Images
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Charlaine Harris Writes Another Page Turner About Sookie Stackhouse

I'll admit after the first episode of "True Blood," I wanted to know about Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire adventures.  I was excited when I found out that it was based on a series of books by author Charlaine Harris.  I went to the store and picked up the first Sookie Stackhouse novel and from then on I was hooked.

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