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Summer Reading Requirements: Why It Shouldn’t Be Just for Kids

photo credit By Cori Cagide, Associate Publicist As kids most of us were assigned the dreaded required summer reading list sometime towards the end of the school year. I remember choosing which of the three uninteresting books I wanted to read, … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Read the Book Before You See the Movie?

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   In early June my mother notified me via email that she needed to see The Fault in Our Stars when it came out. She works in a middle school library and often reads many … Continue reading

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Tequila Mockingbird: MEDIA CONNECT Hosts Finn Parners Happy Hour

By Anna Patrick, Digital Publicist   Yesterday our division put on our first Finn Parnters happy hour, a literary-themed bash with bookish bites and literary liquor, fittingly named Tequila Mockingbird!

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Revamping Reading Rainbow for the Digital Age

photo credit By Nicole Martineau, Associate Publicist   If you grew up in the ‘80s or ‘90s, you’ve probably heard the exciting news that Reading Rainbow could be making a triumphant comeback, all thanks to LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter campaign. The … Continue reading

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Books and Wine: Partners Working for the Rebirth of Independent Bookstores

A guest post by Carol Hoenig, via Kristin Clifford, Partner and Director of MC Satellite. My good friend and business partner, Peggy Zieran, who had been a General Manager for a Long Island Borders store, and I, have been talking for … Continue reading

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5 of the Worst Romantic Match-Ups in Literature

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist   Confession: I’ve been on a Thomas Hardy kick. I recently finished Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and now I’ve begun reading Jude The Obscure. What inspired this blog post was thinking about Hardy’s match-up of characters - he likes … Continue reading

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5 Mexican-American Authors to Read for Cinco de Mayo

By Johanna Dickson, Digital Publicist   Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities in the 1860s in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest as a way to honor their heritage and pride. It was first celebrated by Mexicans and Latinos … Continue reading

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World Book Night 2014 Recap: ‘Givers’ Take to the Streets to Spread Their Love of Reading

By Nicole Martineau, Associate Publicist photo credit Last night, Wednesday, April 23, over 25,000 dedicated volunteers across the United States gave away free books to members of their local community for World Book Night U.S., an annual event dedicated to … Continue reading

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4 Anti-Heroines in Literature Who Are Inspiring, Admirable and Tough as Nails

By Alexandra Israel, Publicist I recently came across a Flavorwire article called “The Bookshelf: Unlikely Heroines in Literature,” which made me start thinking that there are so many anti-heroines in literature, but how exactly do you accurately describe what an … Continue reading

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6 Books From Our Adolescence That We Would Reread

  There is always that one book that silently tugs at your heart strings whenever someone asks the familiar, “What’s your favorite book?” Maybe you pause and give off a slight smile at the thought of a favorite character, or … Continue reading

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