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The Night Circus: A Worthwhile Last Minute Summer Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Magic, Mystery and Romance in the 19th Century The Night Circus: Book Review Living in the northeast, it’s hard not to feel a bit weary as summer fades into fall and the daylight hours begin to diminish. The cool evenings are a subtle reminder that soon everything will be covered in snow again, and the [...]

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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review Gossip, Country Clubs and Scandals Janelle Brown’s novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, is a national best-seller and named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal. Brown’s debut novel also received accolades from New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, People [...]

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A Trip Through Time: Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Book Review

11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Stephen King’s 11/22/63: A Novel, Book Review The Master of Horror Examines the Kennedy Assassination in 11/22/63 The quality of Stephen King’s work over the last several years has been somewhat varied, ranging from the tepidly received [amazonify]1416524517::text::::Cell (2006)[/amazonify] to the unfortunate [amazonify]B005MWIWYC::text::::Blockade Billy (2010)[/amazonify] to last year’s critically acclaimed best-seller [amazonify]143919260X::text::::Full Dark, No Stars[/amazonify], [...]

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Historic, Informative and Entertaining: Adirondack Roots by Sandra Weber (Book Review)

Adirondack Roots
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Adirondack Roots (Book Review) Stories of Hiking, History and Women: Adirondack Roots, a New Book by Sandra Weber The Adirondack mountains are known as an area of breathtaking beauty—a wilderness untouched by modern life. It is also a region rich in history, frequented by well-known figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt family. Sandra [...]

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Some Mighty Fine Words You Got There: A Review of the 2011 Albany Word Fest

Albany Word Fest 2011
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Albany Word Fest 2011 Review Albany Poets has a saying that “every day in Albany is National Poetry Month,” because there are so many local events to hear and read poetry. Yet, the national celebration of poetry takes place in April, as did the 10th annual Albany Word Fest, on Saturday, April 16th at WAMC’s [...]

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David Sedaris Rocks Proctors

David Sedaris, Proctors
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David Sedaris at Proctors, 4/9/11 (Review) “Ladies and Gentlemen, America’s most beloved author, David Sedaris.” This introduction, which the announcer barely finished on account of his own laughter, set the tone for an evening of hilarity and poignancy at Proctors this past Saturday. Sedaris walked across the stage to his podium, with a stack of [...]

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John Patrick Shanley Speaks at SUNY Albany

John Patrick Shanley
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John Patrick Shanley, Writer’s Institute, SUNY Albany, April 6, 2011 Sometimes a writer’s work breaks through, transcending and achieving the lofty goals of high profit and high philosophy, appealing to the casual movie fan as well as the hardcore theatre aficionado. One of the few writers to do this, John Patrick Shanley, writer and director [...]

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Poetry Month in Albany Starts With Beer, Friends and…Poetry

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Albany Poets Presents (4/5) Reviewed; Plus a Preview of the 2011 Albany Word Fest at The Linda (4/16) National Poetry Month in Albany started off with a whisper but is expected to go out with a scream as the Albany Poets organization plans their 10th Annual Word Fest to take place on Saturday, April 16th [...]

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Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy: A Look at the Books vs. the Films

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Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy–[amazonify]0307454541::text::::The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,[/amazonify] [amazonify]030745455X::text::::The Girl Who Played with Fire,[/amazonify] and [amazonify]030726999X::text::::The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest[/amazonify]–has swept the world. The Swedish author’s “girl” is Lisbeth Salander, a withdrawn, but brilliant, young woman with an extraordinary hacking ability. Her counterpart lead is Mikael Blomkvist, aka Kalle Blomkvist, an investigative [...]

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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Book Review

Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer
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Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer (Book Review) In [amazonify]0316069884::text::::Eating Animals,[/amazonify] Jonathan Safran Foer took me inside factory farming and I can’t help but reevaluate my own eating habits, not only for my own health and conscience, but for the benefit of the environment and the betterment of every being. The facts and stories he presents [...]

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