Read More in 2011

* Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep: to read more books this year. If you’re already an avid reader, try something out of your comfort zone. There are lots of terrific books in areas other than the fiction section. When next in a bookstore or the library (you still go to bookstores and the library, don’t you?), consider wandering over to the history, travel or cooking sections and leaf...

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Tips for Sedaris, Ian Fleming airport

* Book tours can be grueling for authors, but they also can be lucrative. And writers can rake in serious cash for speaking engagements. Bestselling author David Sedaris took it a step further on one of his tours by setting a tip jar on his signing table. Though it was free for fans to get their book signed, many tipped. Sedaris wound up collecting over $4,000 in tips, he tells The National Post. “The problem was...

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Books and Bagels, American Hardcore and more

* The book discussion group Books and Bagels will meet at the Bookworm in Countryside Village this Sunday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. to discuss This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. An easy, entertaining read, the book received high marks from Publishers Weekly, which says, “Tropper strikes an excellent balance between the family history and its present-day fallout, proving his ability to create touchingly...

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Santa Paws and Sponsored Tweets

* Lincolnites in need of some gift-giving ideas may want to consider swinging by the Bennett Martin Library at 14th and N, Wednesday at noon for Lunch at the Library. Held in the 4th Floor Auditorium, you’ll get to enjoy free coffee from The Mill and check out “Great Books to Give as Gifts.” The BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event is sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. For more information,...

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Koterba, OPL and Waging Nonviolence

*Take a break from all your holiday shopping to stop by The Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific, Saturday, Nov. 27, to meet World-Herald editorial cartoonist and Prairie Cat Jeffrey Koterba. He’ll be signing copies of his new book, Inklings, now in paperback. The book recounts Koterba’s evolution as a cartoonist, a hobby he began as a way to detach himself from the pandemonium surrounding him....

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Bookworm Burrows Deep

If you’re into book groups and book discussions, this is your week. The Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific hosts four discussion groups and a signing this week. It begins Thursday, Nov. 11, when Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids discuss Unwind by Neal Shusterman; it’s a sci-fi chiller about teenagers in a world where kids are salvaged for their body parts. Can...

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Booked with Murphy

Today I’m sitting here with myself, author David Murphy, and I’ll be interviewing me about my new book, Zombies for Zombies: The Play and Werk Buk. Mr. Murphy, welcome. Thanks, but I think you can call me “Dave.” Fine then. Dave, tell me a little something about your latest book. I understand it’s a follow-up to your first effort, Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead. Well,...

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