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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

This year’s Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced Monday at New York’s Columbia University. The prizes honoring excellence in journalism and the arts have been awarded since 1917. 80 more words

Digital Brains

I read this scary article about a week ago. It’s about how the Internet and other electronic media may be re-programming our brains to skim and scan words rather than to deeply read them and process the information. 255 more words


2014 Most-Challenged Books

For the second year in a row, Dav Pilkey’s series Captain Underpants topped the American Library Association’s list of most-challenged books. Pilkey commented that he was surprised “that a series with no sex, no nudity, no drugs, no profanity and no more violence than a Superman cartoon has caused such an uproar.” Other “vilified” books include, Toni Morrison’s… 22 more words

Title: Reasonable Doubt (Volume 2)

Author: Whitney Gracia Williams

Genre: 3-Part Erotic Romance Serial

Release Date: Very Soon!

Cover Designer:  Najla Qambers of… 428 more words

Books And Authors

Live Chat with the Author of "Weekends with Daisy"

Thursday, April 24, at 1 pm

Do you have a question for the author or thoughts on the book you would like to share?
Join us for a lively discussion of this year’s Buena Park Reads Together selection, “Weekends with Daisy” and a live phone chat with the author, Sharon Kahn Luttrell! 135 more words

Books And Authors

Pet Prescription Team Therapy Dogs at the BPLD!

Saturday, April 19th, 2 pm
Meet real therapy dogs, learn about the amazing benefits of pet therapy and find out what it takes to get your pup certified as a therapy dog!  140 more words

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Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014

Author and naturalist Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at his home in Sagaponack, New York at age 86. According to this fascinating NYT article, Mr. Matthiessen ” was a man of many parts: litterateur, journalist, environmentalist, explorer, Zen Buddhist, professional fisherman and, in the early 1950s, undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency in Paris.” He wrote more than 30 books, mostly nonfiction, and is the only writer to win the National Book Award in both fiction ( 36 more words