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Christy Hooper
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Terrific female crime #authors - should not be left out!
 
You know Elmore Leonard and James Cain, but what about their female counterparts? Check out the 10 Best Thrillers and Crime Writing by Women. Hats off to the Patricia Highsmiths and Agatha Christies of the world! http://on.nypl.org/1vpSQYw
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I totally agree love. I would suggest reading some of Alex Kava's books. Her series about Maggie O'Dell is fantastic.
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On April 24 #Assyrians, #Greeks and #Armenians will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide with vigils, church services, lectures, demonstrations and personal reflection. It saddens me that 100 years later this is happening again in Iraq and surrounding regions.

I am Assyrian. I am lucky to be here, alive and in the United States where I was born and raised. My Ancestors were not so lucky, only a few survived this horrible ordeal. They narrowly escaped death in Urmia, Persia in the early 1900s. I also have Armenian family and friends who share a similar history. This is for ALL OF US.

Shlama – 'peace'
On April 24, 1915 the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians began very simply, without pomp and circumstance. "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan." Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Pontic Greeks. In thre...
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#books  
 
As supplies ran scarce, the South used wallpaper for printing during the Civil War: http://btyw.info/1PBVLoc 
How did the American South keep on printing books and documents with their supplies blocked during the Civil War? Very cleverly.
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April Fools pranks for your family / kids. Go ahead! You know you wanna 😜

#aprilfoolsday #pranks

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/31/april-fools-day-pranks-kids-adults_n_6973016.html
Draw faces on all the eggs in the carton. Listen for screams when someone wakes up to make scrambled eggs. (via visualize.us) Slice bananas without anyone knowing. Stick a pin through the brown spot on a banana, and move it from one ...
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#Assyria is alive in us, my fellow Assyrians! Never forget our history and perseverance.

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Los Angeles Festival of #Books this weekend, folks! http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest book festival in the country. The festival will be held April 18-19, 2015 at USC and feature celebrities, famous authors, music, film, comic books, cooking demos and more.
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For the 90th anniversary of The Great Gatsby, here's the story behind that amazing dust jacket artwork. #thegreatgatsby #books  
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Ursula at 85
I was thrilled to be interviewed for a documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin on BBC Radio -- who are also going to be broadcasting their adaptations of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea Trilogy. I was even more thrilled to hear the finished programme --...
I was thrilled to be interviewed for a documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin on BBC Radio -- who are also going to be broadcasting their adaptations of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea Trilogy. I was even more thrilled t...
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Major power outage in the Boise metro area this morning! Thank Starbucks for instant coffee packets and thankful for my trusty lantern to work by! 😳

#boise #zombieapocalypse
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Power stayed off for about two hours in my area
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Ambrose Bierce traveled off to war, and that's the last we ever heard of him: http://btyw.info/1CUt0xU
Ambrose Bierce author of The Devil's Dictionary didn't make many friends in his writing career. His life was rough, and his death remains a mystery.
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Neurotically attached to the idea of making a living selling interesting OLD books, maps, ephemera and anything nostalgic.
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I am a bookseller and have been in the business since 1989. USED books that is, the older the better... This means I actually apprenticed in a brick & mortar store, learning it all!

I love books, coffee, atomic history, Idaho, cats, antiques and old stuff in general.

I'm an elementary school Library volunteer - I think everyone should do this as children need inspiration in learning to love books. Best way to make my day? When a little kid asks me why I like to work in the Library for free...

My idea of a good time would for someone to lock me in the Library of Congress or Smithsonian for a weekend. Alone.
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I survived thyroid cancer. Boosh!
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Idaho - Arizona - California - Nevada
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Gorgeous psychedelic handbills and posters from Detroit’s Grande Ballroo...
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Simply stunning vintage handbills for Detroit’s historic live music venue The Grande Ballroom. The majority of these trippy handbills and po

Henry Miller reads from ‘Black Spring’
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Not a lot of writers ever attained a badass quotient as high as Henry Miller did in Paris in the 1930s. He was a Whitmanesque American novel

Old Maps of San Francisco Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind
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First known map of San Francisco Bay Area by Fray Juan Crespi in 1772. Map nerds rejoice—we've combed archives for old maps of San Francisco

Boise Weekly
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Boise Weekly is Idaho's only alternative, in every meaning of the word "alternative."

Appalachian Trail Guides with maps for sale
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Appalachian Trail Guides with maps for sale! From left to right we have: 1. Pennsylvania ~ 2nd Ed. 1970, has 3 fold-out maps, may be missing

Quote of the Day
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“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of gr

Instacanv.as Photo by solitary_bibliophile
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Photograph by solitary_bibliophile from their Instacanvas gallery: Instacanv.as/solitary_bibliophile

Sharing Things I Love
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My Photo · Atomicmom: I am a bookseller by trade and have been in the business since 1989. This business had taught me so much about history

The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads
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The Romance of the Rails: The Story of the American Railroads by Agnes C. Laut NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1936 New Edition 2nd Ptg. Very Good

Yankee Ingenuity in the War
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Yankee Ingenuity in the War by Frank Parker Stockbridge New York: Harper & Brothers, 1920. Brown cloth with pictorial on front cover. 372pp.

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We'd Like to Drink
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You know what's better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of book

Roald Dahl
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Welcome to the official Roald Dahl Google Plus page, managed by the Roald Dahl Estate. This is where you'll find all the latest news about the World's no.1 Storyteller, the much-loved author of classic stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG & more.

Bill Bryson
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Author of A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, In a Sunburned Country, Notes from a Small Island, I'm a Stranger Here

Aug. 9, 1945 | U.S. Drops Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki, Japan
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On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki.

10 Science Fiction Books That Changed the Course of History
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Many science fiction books imagine strange new worlds — but only a few science fiction books have actually changed the world we live in. A f

All Hail the King and Queen of Books - Saveur.com
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Ruth Reichl on the Amber Unicorn, a world-class cookbookstore in Las Vegas.

Listen to Perseid meteor shower – Boing Boing
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Listen to Perseid meteor shower. Posted by Maggie Koerth-Baker on Friday, Aug 12th at 12:17pm. Photographer Travis Morisse took this great s