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Water for Elephants: Movie Tie-in Edition

January 14, 2011 • 11 Comments

We’re so excited that we can finally reveal the jacket for the movie tie-in edition of Water for Elephants. Gorgeous, isn’t it? The book–available in trade paperback and mass market editions–will be available in bookstores…

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Algonquin Test Kitchen: Red Velvet Cupcakes

No Comments January 14, 2011 • No Comments

It’s time for another exciting round of what is soon to be America’s favorite gameshow…Name That Substance!

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If you guessed leftover props from a Carrie remake or something I would have gladly put in…

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Booksellers Rock! Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage

No Comments January 13, 2011 • No Comments

What books recently rocked my world:
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The View From Lazy Point by Carl Safina – one of the best writers out there on the natural world, particularly oceans, this book is a careful observation…

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January 12, 2011

What We’re Reading: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1 Comment January 12, 2011 • 1 Comment

Over the fall, while helping to search for quotes to accompany the spreads in Algonquin’s annual Out on the Porch calendar, I stumbled upon a passage from Breakfast at Tiffany’s that I couldn’t get out…

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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment January 11, 2011 • 1 Comment

Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…

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Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments January 10, 2011 • 2 Comments

We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…

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Books in 2011: What Are You Looking Forward To Reading?

28 Comments January 7, 2011 • 28 Comments

The Millions, one of our favorite literary blogs, has an excellent post on killer books coming down the pike–”Most Anticipated: The Great 2011 Book Preview.” We now have a ridiculously long list of titles we’re…

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Censor Huck Finn? Opinion Piece by Tayari Jones

2 Comments January 6, 2011 • 2 Comments

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the NewSouth is publishing an updated version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that omits racially sensitive words. We consider this completely backwards and can’t help but imagine…

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January 5, 2011

Water for Wednesdays

1 Comment January 5, 2011 • 1 Comment

The release date of the Water for Elephants movie is set at April 22. (107 days away! I mean . . . not that I have a countdown clock on my desk or anything .…

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What We’re Reading: Columbine by Dave Cullen

5 Comments January 3, 2011 • 5 Comments

When I first read the reviews of Dave Cullen’s nonfiction book, Columbine, I was impressed, but something held me back from picking up a copy. Do I really want to read an account of the Columbine…

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