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Link of the Day: Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Weird Christmas Traditions

The Huffington Post: 12 Weird Christmas Traditions (for the 12 Days of Christmas)

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Yes, the 25th of December may have passed, but the Christmas spirit is still in the air.  In Joey Green‘s new book, Weird and Wonderful Christmas, he highlights the often strange yet fascinating customs and traditions of cultures around the world.

If the Christmas spirit is still with you, check out the link above along with the book, which I am excited to add to my TBR list!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Remembering ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Author

Best Parents Ever

The Huffington Post:  Where the Wild Things Are: Some of the Best Costumes and Tattoos Paying Tribute

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I love the above picture!  The headline on The Huff Post for this reads, “Best Parents Ever”.  I agree!

I haven’t read the book – I know, I know! – but I have had it on my TBR list for some time now, especially after I saw the movie.

But I do want to say: R.I.P Maurice Sendak.  You are with the wild things now.

Happy Tuesday All!

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Link of the Day: ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Scandal Continues

Three Cups Of Tea

The Huffington Post:  ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author, Greg Mortensen, Sued by Readers for Book Fabrications

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Come on, people!  The whole part of reading is to experience a story, whether that story is fiction or non!  ‘A Million Little Pieces’ was one of my favorite books, and yes it did piss me off when I found out that James Frey lied throughout practically the entire book, but it’s still an amazing read!

‘Three Cups of Tea’ is on my TBR list, and regardless of whether everything actually happened how Mortensen relates it or not, I will probably enjoy it because everyone says it’s a great travel story.  And that’s why I bought it!

What do you think?  Those of you who have read ‘Three Cups of Tea’, was there anything that seemed off about it?  Do you think that Greg Mortensen fabricated his story, and if yes, do you think he should be punished?

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Release Date, Subject, and Title for New JK Rowling Book Announced!

New Jk Rowling Book

The Huffington Post:  ‘The Casual Vacancy’, JK Rowling’s New Book: Release Date Announced

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Her new book sounds…interesting?  I don’t know how I feel.  I’m kind of getting a little Stephen King vibe from the description of what the book’s going to be about.  Well, I guess we’ll find out in September!

Happy Friday (the 13th) All!

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Link of the Day: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

The Huffington Post: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: 7 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Author

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Ah, Dr. Seuss.  He deserves to be honored today!

Link of the Day: Bookstore Rejection

The Huffington Post: Who Decides What Gets Sold in the Bookstore?

Link of the Day: Celebrities and The Berenstain Bears

Berenstain Bears Lessons

The Huffington Post: 7 Lessons Celebrities Can Learn From the Berenstain Bears

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A nice follow-up article from my yesterday’s link of the day.

Link of the Day: R.I.P. Mrs. Berenstain

The Huffington Post: Berenstain Bears Co-Creator Jan Berenstain Dies

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I remember reading The Berenstain Bears books when I was a kid!

Who else remembers this lovable bear family?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Link of the Day: Making Ends Meet

Stephen King

The Huffington Post: Day Jobs: How Famous Authors Made Ends Meet

Link of the Day: New J.K. Rowling Book!

New Jk Rowling Book

The Huffington Post: New J.K. Rowling Book: Adult Novel for Little, Brown

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Oh, I’m so excited!