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Freddie Mercury Photo Book ‘The Great Pretender: A Life In Pictures’ Coming In September

Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is as popular as ever, and the vocalist is getting yet another salute this year. Along with the upcoming documentary release, ‘The Great Pretender,’ which chronicles his life and times, there’s also a new book in the works titled ‘The Great Pretender: A Life in Pictures.’

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Source: Nick Douglas via flickr
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Encyclopedia Brown’s Author Donald Sobol Passes Away At Age 87

Since 1963, elementary school children have cut their reading-teeth on the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series.  The author of Encyclopedia Brown - Donald J. Sobol - has passed away at the age of 87 in Miami, Florida

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Science Fiction Writer Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

Ray Bradbury,  considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, died earlier today. Bradbury authored "The Martian Chronicles", "Farhrenheit 451", and "The Illustrated Man"  to name a few

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Category: Books, Celebrity
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Maurice Sendak – Author Of Where The Wild Things Are Dies

The author of the classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are has passed away.  Maurice Sendak dies at the age of 83 due to complications from a stroke.

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Snoop Dogg ‘Rolling Words’: Rapper To Release Smokable Songbook Printed On Rolling Paper (VIDEO)

Any institute of higher education will consistently encourage you to read, read, read. When we graduate, many of us  drastically cut down our reading habits. Then there's the man who says, "If you worked where I work, when you come home at night you're beat

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Category: Books, Lifestyle, Tech
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The Rolling Stones To Release 50th Anniversary Photo Album

Being a Stones lover since I first saw them on TV, I have collected photos over the years. Now, I can't find them. I must admit the thought of  700 photos of the Stones in a book is the solution to my problem

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Category: Books, Music News
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Keith Richard’s Acceptance Speech After Receiving The Norman Mailer Award [Video]

At last count, I have seventeen books on the Rolling Stones in my library, and I've loved the Stones since they first arrived on the scene in the early 60's..Still do,

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Category: Books, Celebrity, Music News
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(Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)
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A Book Prize For ‘Distinguished’ Keith Richards

Who woulda thunk huh? Rock n roll's original bad boy wins the Mailer Prize for his biography. Turns out this bad boy isn't all that bad after all right?
On a night he was honored for his way with words, Keith Richards was clearly winging it

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(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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George W.’s Poison Scare

Very few of us average American people ever get a glimpse of what really goes on in the life of the President. After reading this post, would you really want to be president...even for a day?
Just after 9/11, during a trip to China with President George W

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Category: Books, Political
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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

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