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BookWise for February 8 February 12, 2007

Posted by mplibrary in weekly BookWise.

New to the collection (in no particular order):
The Judas Field:  A Novel of the Civil War by Tennessean Howard Bahr
I Wish I’d Been There:  Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events that Changed America
American Bloomsbury (Alcott, Emerson, Fuller, Hawthorne and Thoreau) by Susan Cheever
Hidden Symbols in Art by Sarah Carr-Gomm
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
The Making of the Fittest:  DNA and the Ultimage Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll
and many more…

Rowling Dislikes E-Books
J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final Harry Potter book is to be published July 21 in both paper and audio book formats, but not as an electronic book.  Rowling has not allowed any of her books to be published as e-books.  In fact, she writes all of her books in longhand.  While working on Deathly Hallows, she ran out of paper and had a hard time finding blank paper to buy in Edinburgh.  The story as it appeared in the Washington Post is at this link.

Roaming Bulldog Spotted in Tahiti
Another mysterious photo has been received of our missing bulldog, this time lounging on a beach in Tahiti! Check the blog frequently to see where he appears next.

Top Ten Book Lists for a Desert Isle
See submitted lists here and add your own list!

Quotation of the Week:
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”- Henry David Thoreau



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