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Reading #Ferguson+Hector Tobar suggests some books on race, police, protest and U.S. history 
Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts.
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Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and about time too lat.ms/TBSADW
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Only J.K. Rowling can use the term 'Deatheaters' and (sort of) get away with it.
J.K. Rowling's announcement that she had donated $1.7 million to the "No" forces in Scotland's upcoming referendum on independence has led to a torrent of Scottish nationalist anger against the creator of the "Harry Potter" series.
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Did I mention that the LA Times summer books guide is up? 143 titles for your reading list
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Toward the end of September, I found myself in a meeting room at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York with planners from a variety of book fairs (Miami, Trinidad, Texas, Australia) discussing audience and cooperation and outreach. It was the morning after the Brooklyn Book Festival, which had drawn tens of thousands, and the atmosphere was upbeat, marked by excitement, even relief.
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If you're shopping for a book lover for the holidays, our Books section staff (+Carolyn Kellogg, +Hector Tobar, +David Ulin and +Joy Press) can help. They've put together this gift guide that includes recently published picks for young readers, arts lovers, history buffs, science fiction fans and more: http://lat.ms/1aTdEqE

Science books: http://lat.ms/1aTdIqg
Graphic novels: http://lat.ms/1aTdUWJ
Coffee table books: http://lat.ms/1aTdWxV

#giftideas   #giftguide   #books  
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Do you have way too many #books? There's a Japanese word for that. #reading
How many books is too many books? What makes you a book hoarder? What do you do when you have too many?
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What's inside Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices"?@robinabcarian reviews her self-portrait of a woman as blunt, serious diplomat: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-abcarian-hilary-clinton-hard-choices-20140610-story.html
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Who wants to be a writer? We made a game about the life of a writer, based on a survey with authors coming to the Festival of Books. As in real life, you might get a book deal or fall into a pit of despair. Feel free to play instead of finishing your manuscript. #books #writing #writers
Have you always wanted to be a writer? Now's your chance. Play our online game, "How to Be a Writer ," and experience the ups and downs of the literary life.
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Is being featured in a Beyonce song the new Oprah Book Club? Hope it boosts sales for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's fine novel.
Superstar Beyonce did two astonishing things Thursday night: Release a complete album without any promotion or advance notice, and sample Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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Why all the handwringing and end-of-civilization talk around Oxford Dictionaries naming 'selfie' word of the year? It just highlights the nimble nature of our language. (Let's avoid using 'drelfie,' though, OK?)
The Oxford Dictionaries have declared "selfie" the Word of the Year for 2013.
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America the beautiful: local official wants to divert library funding to a new jail, says users should 'go back to Mexico.' http://lat.ms/1gPeDQL
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