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A Hollywood-Inspired Reading List

Books form the basis of countless Hollywood films and you’ll have no shortage of big screen adaptations to choose from during this year’s Oscar season and throughout 2015.

10/27/2014

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Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books?

With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.

10/01/2014

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Twin Cities’ Oldest Independent Bookstore To Close

It may not be a huge surprise, but the news is certainly sad to many. The Twin Cities’ oldest independent bookstore — The Bookcase in Wayzata — closes for good on Oct. 18. Bob Stacke is a store regular and has been for years. He found out the bad news Tuesday on a shopping trip.

10/01/2014

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Dark And Twisted Thrillers For Fans Of ‘Gone Girl’

You stayed up all night finishing Gone Girl and immediately devoured Sharp Objects and Dark Places—yet your appetite for Gillian Flynn’s brand of whip smart, deeply troubling fiction remains unsatisfied. Well, fear not because our sister company Simon & Schuster has the twists, turns, and unreliable narrators to keep you wrapped up in knots.

09/22/2014

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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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6 Must-Read Books For Dog Lovers

These books are perfect for anyone who has fallen in love with man’s best friend.

09/12/2014

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S.D. Sports Journalist Pens Book On 1969 Vikings

A Sioux Falls sports journalist has authored a book on the first Minnesota Vikings team to go to the Super Bowl, which happened in the last year of the old National Football League before pro football’s biggest merger.

08/31/2014

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Jesse Ventura’s Image And Legal Battles Not Over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle’s autobiography.

07/30/2014

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Best New Books For Summer Reading 2014

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach, or grilling in your backyard, there’s something about summer’s steaming hot days that make you yearn for a great story. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has got you covered with six smart, entertaining, page turners that will keep you reading all summer long. Watch out – you just might be tempted to devour these in one sitting!

06/16/2014

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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father’s Day

Is your dad into thrillers, mysteries, music legends or even great beer? This Father’s Day, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has him covered with great books that would make the perfect gift for any dad.

06/01/2014

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Best Advice Books For The Recent Grad

Finding the perfect gift for a recent graduate, be from college or high school, can be tricky. Why not give a little advice mixed in with life lessons they can learn from, with these books from our sister company Simon & Schuster.

05/29/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Best Baking Books

A couple of weeks ago, Dara shared five of the great grilling books. But recently she got a question from a listener named Kate—what about baking? Well in honor of Kate, here are Dara’s favorite baking books for a good and easy life!

05/17/2014

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Book Gift Ideas For Mom On Mother’s Day

These books from Simon & Schuster will make the perfect gift for any mom this Mother’s Day.

04/27/2014

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5 Classic Moms In The Movies

Hollywood never gets bored with mothers. Over the years, they’ve glorified, vilified, and otherwise memorialized enough great mom characters to fill a book—and now, Richard Corliss has written just that with Mom in the Movies.

04/27/2014

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MN Teen Awarded For Public Service Alongside Baseball Stars, Actors and Journalists

A Minnesota eighth grader with a love for reading and a passion for helping children received a prestigious national award for her accomplishment. Maria Keller, 13, won the Jefferson Award for public service for her non-profit Read Indeed.

03/21/2014

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