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12 books we’re excited about this year

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Pandemic reading means different things to different people. Some of us like to escape our Blursday monotony with a breathless page-turner. Others seek out nonfiction to better understand the complex, chaotic world ...

Why the red planet captures our imagination in movies and books

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Consider the odds of your having been born: from the earliest stirrings of protohominid life — the ones writer Arthur C. Clarke and director Stanley Kubrick imagined in "2001: A Space Odyssey" — to the present, acro...

Ronald DeFeo Jr., killer whose murders inspired ‘The Amityville Horror’ books and movies, dies

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Ronald DeFeo Jr., the killer who inspired "The Amityville Horror" book and movie series, has died, according to a spokesperson for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS). DeFeo, ...

Stephen King to donate $6,500 to elementary students in Maine so they can publish their own books

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Author Stephen King is giving back, by donating thousands of dollars to an elementary school in his home state of Maine so that a group of students can publish their own books. King will be donating $ 6,500 to Farw...

Portland’s iconic Powell’s Books is selling a book-scented unisex fragrance

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. There's something comforting about the smell of a bookstore, ...

This 8-year-old is on a mission to give away 2 million books to underprivileged kids

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When Selah Thompson came home from her first day of kindergarten in 2017, she was sad that a portion of her classmates did not know how to read. She immediately knew she needed to do something. "She said that a lot ...

Dr. Seuss books are taking over Amazon’s bestseller list

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Oh, the places Dr. Seuss books will go after they ignite controversy. This week, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that six books penned by the children's author will no longer be published because of the "hurtful and...

Amanda Gorman’s three books will get one million first prints due to overwhelming demand

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To meet the demand for Amanda Gorman's unreleased books, her publisher announced it will print one million copies of each of her three titles. Gorman 22, turned heads and stole hearts when she delivered a powerful ...

Barack Obama lists his favorite books of 2020

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In a year that saw many traditions upended, former President Barack Obama is keeping up with one annual custom: sharing his favorite books of the year. The former President, in a Twitter post Thursday, highlighted ...

Clive Barker’s ‘Books of Blood’ doesn’t really get under your skin

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The horror anthology was a staple of the past, with titles like "Trilogy of Terror," "Tales from the Crypt" and "Creepshow," movies rooted in the mini-scares provided by Eerie or Creepy magazine. Hulu reaches for th...

Some of the most frequently banned books feature LGBTQ stories, library association says

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Some school libraries ban books because characters use witchcraft. Others do because of profanity or sexual content, or because of uncomfortable themes like racism. But a great deal of the most frequently challenged...

When these parents couldn’t find children’s books with strong Black characters, they created a pop-up store to sell them

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A family in North Carolina created a pop-up store that sells children's books featuring main characters who are Black to counter the lack of diversity in literature. The idea was born in 2019 when 8-year-old Langsto...

Virginia parents blast school board over graphic books, critical race theory: ‘Pretty despicable’

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"It is just like it sounds, it’s pretty despicable," Mobley told Fox News. Virginia parents on Tuesday were pushing back on graphic books and critical race theory being taught in Loudoun County Public Schools, callin...

This Virginia school district says it isn’t banning Dr. Seuss’ books. On the annual Read Across America Day, it’s just no longer emphasizing them

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A school district in Virginia recently made headlines for allegedly banning books by Dr. Seuss. But Loudoun County Public Schools(LCPS), located in Ashburn, said it is not banning books by the famous children's aut...

FOX Bet Super 6 ‘Quiz Show’: $5,000 up for grabs answering questions on books, college football

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All contestants have to do each week is try to correctly answer six multiple-choice questions on topics ranging from sports to weather to entertainment to politics for a shot at the grand prize. The FOX Bet Super 6 a...

Swimming: Ikee books Olympic qualifiers spot after leukaemia treatment

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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee will compete in Olympic qualifiers in April after clinching a podium finish in her first 100 metres butterfly event since being treated for leukaemia. Ikee, who was diagnosed in February ...

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