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Shay’s Summer Reading List for 2013

I love to read but I have to have the right book. I am currently reading "The Duck Commander Family" written by Willie and Korie Robertson. (I know, big surprise!)  I would like to read at least 5 books this summer so I'm already looking for great stuff that hopefully will intrigue me. As I did my research I was surprised to find so many 'classics' on the list as were many books that have recently been made into movies. 

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Lance Armstrong’s Books Labeled Fiction In Library Sign Prank

How bad are things for Lance Armstrong, the disgraced former cyclist who last week admitted to using banned substances while winning seven Tour de France titles? Library geeks are making fun of him.

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BioShock Infinite Prequel Book Announced

Irrational revealed on Tuesday plans to release a prequel e-book to BioShock Infinite through the Amazon Kindle store.

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‘Turn It Up!: Love, Life and Death, Southern Rock Style’ Gives Us New Insight Into the Lynyrd Skynyrd Story [VIDEO]

If there were ever a rock and roll story that could be told over and over, it's that of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Finally, tour manager Ron Eckerman has written what could be the most in-depth book about Skynyrd and the players in the band. Eckerman's new book, 'Turn It Up!: Love, Life and Death, Southern Rock Style' uncovers details about the band that lived the rock and roll dream and defined rock and roll tragedy.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Biographer Talks About ‘Turn It Up!’, Recovering From Plane Crash + More in Exclusive Interview [AUDIO]

Ron Eckerman spent two years as the tour manager for one of the biggest bands in rock and roll history, Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was there when the band began its ascent to the top of the music world, and he was in the airplane with the band when it crashed, ending the band as we knew it. Eckerman released a book, 'Turn It Up!: Love, Life and Death, Southern Style', recalling his accounts of those two years, as well as the tragic day in October 1977. Recently, Ron took the time to talk with me about the book, the band and a special offer to U.S. servicemen and women.

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Martina McBride
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Martina McBride Writing a Party Planning Book, Also Plans to Write More Songs

Martina McBride is a brilliant singer and a great entertainer. But when she's not in the recording studio or on tour, Martina loves planning parties. And apparently she's so good at it, she wants to share her knowledge with you. So, the country singer/songwriter says that she is in the process of putting together a book that shares her tips on planning a great get-together.

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Someone Tried to Sell This James Holmes Halloween Mask on eBay

In the dual spirit of Halloween and extremely bad taste, someone recently attempted to sell a lifelike latex mask of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes on eBay.

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‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the author of the extremely popular boy-detective book series ‘Encyclopedia Brown,’ died last week of natural causes. He was 87.

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Horror Writer Rolling Out His New Novel on Toilet Paper

Author Koji Suzuki, the horror novelist behind the ‘Ring’ movies, has a new scary novel set to be published in America in an unusual way: it’s entirely printed on rolls of toilet paper.

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Category: Books, Weird News
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Florida Library Bans ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Soccer Moms Freak Out

E.L. James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has taken the publishing world by storm, with many deeming the steamy erotic novel “soccer-mom porn.”

And while it certainly isn’t suitable for children, a lot of adults are upset that the libraries in Brevard County, Fla. have banned the book from its shelves.

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Author of “Where The Wild Things Are”, Maurice Sendak, Dead at 83 [VIDEO]

Maurice Sendak, the award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, has died. Sendak, most recognized for "Where The Wild Things Are", died of complications from a stroke. He was 83.

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What’s Your Favorite Children’s Story? [POLL]

Last week I told you about some of my favorite children's book; stories that meant something to me growing up. They always bring back great memories when I hear them and you want to share them with others

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