NPR is Reading Heidi Durrow’s Debut Novel

February 2, 2010 • 1 Comment

Heidi Durrow‘s The Girl Who Fell From The Sky is featured this week on NPR’s What We’re Reading.
See, there’s this librarian. And a bird-watching boy. And a strange man with a harmonica and a…

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February 1, 2010

Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

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Too dang cold to go to book group?
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…

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January 29, 2010

January’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

4 Comments January 29, 2010 • 4 Comments

This January I discovered 8 new reasons to fall in love with books, all over again.
1. Cooked Books. I have read books about famous cooks. I have referenced books while cooking. I saw Julie…

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January 26, 2010

Edward + Harvey Milk + Elle Woods. Now THAT’S a movie!

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Excellent news! Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants , which shortly after publication was picked up by Fox 2000 for development as a major motion picture, has taken another major step toward reaching the big screen.…

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January 25, 2010

Bill Gates on Work Hard, Be Nice.

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, now focuses all of his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has started a website, www.TheGatesNotes.com, to talk about what his foundation has been up to, and…

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January 22, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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Welcome to January’s Algonquin Appraisals! Author and former Sotheby’s appraiser Emyl Jenkins takes a gander at staffers and  readers’ prized possessions.
Doing some cleaning for the New Year and want help separating potential treasures from…

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January 21, 2010

From Bill Smith’s Kitchen – Eastern North Carolina Corned Ham

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For the last few years the Carrboro Farmers’ Market has been open year round. It’s much smaller of course, but still worth visiting. This winter for a change we have had a real drawn-out cold…

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January 20, 2010

Welcome, Julianne!

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As Courtney and Christina move away from Algonquin to start on fresh new adventures, we’re excited to welcome new staff members to take over their roles. A warm welcome to Julianne Lowell, former Algonquin Publicity…

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January 20, 2010

3-Book Giveaway Winner!

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Algonquin would like to congratulate Amy K. from Oakland, California for winning our nature-centric Book Booty giveaway! Amy took home three titles by Diana Wells to celebrate today’s release of Lives of Trees: An Uncommon…

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January 15, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Should I worry that crickets have decided to move into my basement this winter? Thankfully, they are rather polite tenants and respectful of quiet hours. Although generally nondestructive, they are eating the…

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