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Got Amazon Prime And A Kindle? Now You Can Borrow One Book A Month For Free

Kudos to Amazon for starting the lending library. This is a major step in the right direction, and a quantum leap forward in the future of e books. Others talked about a library, Amazon did it. That's five stars in my e-book!
Making its ecosystem just that much sweeter, Amazon today announced that Kindle owners subscribed to its premium Amazon Prime service will be able to borrow one e-book a month for free

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Category: Books, Tech
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Profanity Is Making A Splash In Book Titles

I really can't see the value in using profanity in anything sold in the public domain, unless it has the authors making a beeline for the nearest confessional.
Publishing used to be a gentleman's profession. But the trend of using profanity in titles — already common in pop songs and even on Broadway — has now spread to books.

In the past year there have been three songs on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with the f-word in the title. Chris Rock starred in the Broadway play The Mother------ With the Hat. And now publishing is awash with best sellers whose unprintable titles are, for the most part, being coyly disguised by asterisks and other symbols over select vowels on the jackets. They include:

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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The Book On Steve Jobs

Most experts agree that  persons library or what they read can tell you a lot about that person. My belief is that it can tell you a little, a sneak peek if you will.
A pinch of Shakespeare, a dash of diet books and, voila, a genius emerges

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Category: Books, Celebrity, Tech
Tim Probert
Tim Probert
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Scratch-and-Sniff Book Lets You Take a Whiff of New York City

Ah, New York City. The sights and smells are like nowhere on earth. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty and take in the aroma of hot dogs? Or fish? Or, um, sewers?

Showcasing the Big Apple in all its olfactory glory is the goal of a new scratch-and-sniff book called ‘New York, Phew York,’ illustrated by artist Tim Probert and inspired by author Amber Jones’ experiences in the city.

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Borders Employees Diss Customers in Hilarious Farewell Note

Borders bookstores will shut their doors forever at the end of this month, and in a final kiss-off to those who patronized the once-popular chain, employees at one of Borders’ franchises hung in their display window a bitter note which listed all the things customers had done to piss them off over the years.

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia
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‘Ziggy’ Creator Tom Wilson Dead at 80

Tom Wilson, who created the comic strip ‘Ziggy,’ has died at the age of 80, due to complications from pneumonia.

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New Biography Claims Sarah Palin Had A One-Night Stand With Glen Rice In 1987

This story caught my eye. It's no big deal, but I wanted to share it with you so you could make up your own mind.

 
The National Enquirer grabbed some details from the upcoming Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book, and this chunk is too delightful not to share with you immediately. App

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Category: Books, Celebrity, Political

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