Why-I-Love-Books July Roundup

July 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

Let’s be honest. Does anyone really love July? I mean, there’s a reason “Hotter than July” is a saying. Because no one can really imagine anything hotter than July. If you’re in the West, it…

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July 30, 2010

The Best Author Photo:Sara Gruen gets a hug!

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From Shelf Awareness:
Sara Gruen with Tai, the elephant portraying Rosie, on the set of Water for Elephants. Gruen is the author of Water for Elephants (Algonquin) and Ape House, which will be published by…

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July 28, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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Spotlight on Christoph Waltz
You’ve seen him in Inglourious Basterds–for which he won an Academy Award–and he is soon to appear on the big screen again in The Green Hornet. Right now, though,  Christoph Waltz…

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July 28, 2010

Beat the heat, Hemingway style

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During these long, hot summer days, nothing feels quite so right as sitting down with a good book,  a chilled beverage at your side. We hand out suggestions about good books like candy, but I…

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July 26, 2010

Jam Sessionwith Heather Lende

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No, not THAT kind of jam session. We’re talking about berry jam. Fresh-picked, home-made, sticky summer jam. Today, we have an excerpt about jamming from Heather Lende’s Take Good Care of the Garden and the…

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July 23, 2010

Melanie Sumner:The Great Book Launch

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The Ghost of Milagro Creek by Melanie Sumner, out this month, is fast becoming a favorite of the summer. Set in a bario of Taos, New Mexico, the story has all the ingredients of an…

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July 22, 2010

This Summer’s Hottest Frozen Treat!

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“Extraordinary.”–The New York Times Book Review
“Page after page, Stern embraces every outrageous possibility, in lush, cartwheeling sentences that layer deep mystery atop page-turning action atop Borscht Belt humor.”—Washington Post
“A funny, profound and virtuosic…

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July 21, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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News from the set!
What’s 42 years old, 8 feet 8 inches tall, weighs in at 9,000 pounds, and gets to touch Robert Pattinson?

Tai, the adorable Asian elephant, plays Rosie in the film. It’s…

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July 21, 2010

This Day In History…

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It’s Birthday Week here at Algonquin!
Today, Publicity Director Michael Taeckens turns…(well, wouldn’t you like to know). We’ve been celebrating in the office with giant cakes and a champagne kiddie pool and a visit from…

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July 20, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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