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Get your Signed Copy of Ashley Judd’s New Book

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All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir (Signed) - Ashley Judd

All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir (Signed) - Ashley Judd is available from Brew City Book Lovers for a limited time only.

Now available for a limited time only: Get your signed copy of Ashley Judd’s new memoir, All that is Bitter and Sweet. Signed stock from Brew City Book Lovers is available on a first come, first served basis.

Synopsis provided by book distributor

In this deeply moving and unforgettable memoir, award-winning film and stage actor Ashley Judd describes her odyssey from enjoying a successful career in Hollywood to becoming a fiercely dedicated humanitarian and advocate for those suffering in neglected parts of the world.

After her first trip to the notorious brothels, slums, and hospices of southeast Asia, Ashley began writing extraordinary diaries—on which this memoir is based—expanding her capacity to relate to, and to share with a global audience, stories of survival and resilience.

Along the way, Ashley realized that the coping strategies she had developed to deal with her own emotional pain were no longer working. Read more…

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Used Books: The Royalty Controversy

Half Price Books in downtown Berkeley, California.

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By Mandy Webster

Discount books. We all love to get a deal, especially on a good read. Some of the best deals can be found at rummage sales, online resellers like eBay and Half.com and in used bookstores. Chains like Half Price Books purchase used books for next to nothing and resell them at a price that is usually quite affordable to the general public.

However, many authors are unhappy with the fact that they earn no royalties from the re-sale of their books. To some, this is the Napster Limewire of the book world.

As with any controversy, there are two sides to this debate. Personally, I can understand the concerns of individuals on both sides. As a writer, I can understand why authors will wish to be properly compensated for their work. But a writer’s work is art. Unless, of course, they work in the corporate world, where they are paid by the hour and have no rights to the work produced while on the clock. Read more…

Book Review: When She Hollers by Cynthia Voigt

Cover of "When She Hollers"

Cover of When She Hollers

By Mandy Webster

When She Hollers. Cynthia Voigt. Scholastic Inc. New York. 1994

When She Hollers, a YA novel by Cynthia Voigt, is the story of the day Tish decides to tell the truth about the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her step-father. Spurred by her teacher’s chalk message in the classroom, “The truth will set you free,” Tish is determined to let the truth be known.

The entire novel takes place in the space of one day, a day which begins at the breakfast table where Tish informs her step-father, Tonnie that the knife she holds in her hand will be with her now at all times… when she is in the bathroom and when she is in her bed at night.

Tish tries to explain to her mother that Tonnie comes into her room and even stalks her in the bathroom, but her mother refuses to hear her. She goes to school and tries to be her normal self, whoever that is.

The events of the day unfold, as conversations about a classmate who recently committed suicide Read more…

Squeaky Gourmet: Simple. Clean. Food

Squeaky Gourmet: Simple. Clean. Food.Squeaky Gourmet: Simple. Clean. Food. Rochester, NH

I’ve heard a lot about the ‘clean’ food revolution lately, so I find this book intriguing. According to the seller,

Squeaky Gourmet is a colorful and well written cookbook intended to educate and encourage the reader towards a healthy diet. Food knowledge coupled with exciting recipes makes this book a must have for anyone on any fitness level. There is no need for boredom in the kitchen or dead taste buds in order to eat healthy. Squeaky Gourmet offers delicious recipes for every meal, snack or even office party. Author Maureen Jeanson holds certifications in fitness from ACSM, ISSA and the US Navy. Jamie Wilson offers her experience in the struggle with being healthy and NOT sacrificing flavor and comfort at the same time. Read more…

Check it out : Stitchable Stationery

Stitchable Stationery by Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books Stitchable Stationery

I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for pretty stationery. I’m also into crafting when I can find the time to do it. So, when I saw this stitchable stationary from Chronicle Books, I had to share it. Check it out!

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Upcoming Events: Annual Halloween Spooktacular

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Check out the annual Halloween Spooktacular at Borders.

For kids ages 3 to 8. Activities include reading scary stories, playing spooky games and doing a creepy craft. Costumes are encouraged!

Locations:

Greendale Borders
5250 S 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129
Fox Point Borders
8705 N. Port Washington
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Upcoming Events: “The Tattoo Chronicles”

Kat Von D, of LA Ink, at the 2007 Calgary Tatt...

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Kat Von D
“The Tattoo Chronicles”

Author Event

Join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 6:00 pm as we welcome Kat Von D. Kat how will at Barnes & Noble, Mayfair to sign her new book “The Tattoo Chronicles.” For additional details, please ask a bookseller or call 414.475.6070.

Tuesday November 02, 2010 6:00 PM

Mayfair Mall
2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Special Instructions:

The line for the Kat Von D signing will begin to form at 3:00 pm and no earlier. This is a signing for her books only and no other memorabilia will be allowed in line. You must be present to have books signed.