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Are Any of These Books on Your Shelves or Wish Lists?

Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2014, just in time for you last-minute Christmas shoppers.

What luck!

"The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd, is the best-selling book overall; and John Grisham’s latest novel, "Gray Mountain," is No. 2.

"The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus," by Rick Riordan, is the best-selling kids' and teen-agers' book, followed by "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," by Jeff Kinney.

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Usher Joins Scholastic’s Launch of Open a World of Possible Reading Campaign [Video]

Grammy Award-winning singer and entertainer Usher is working with children's books publisher Scholastic in launching its Open a World of Possible initiative to help elevate the importance and joy of reading for children.

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Fun With Writing…Really BAD Writing

One of our daughters, Alissa Vidro, married to Matt,is an English teacher at Allendale High School.  She love her work and her students.  She loves being in the classroom, helping them grow as they become adults and prepare them for the real world.

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Now You Can SEE Your Favorite Literary Characters

I found a really interesting web site for all you literature fans.

As we read our favorite books, the writer usually describes the characters in exquisite detail.  We, then, create in our minds what they look like, right?

How you you like to actually see them?

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