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  • Check It Out: Loved the movie? Try the book

    The current trend of making young-adult books into movies is exploding! "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are just a few success stories, with more on the way. Movie releases are turning these books into publishing sensations and drawing even more attention to these excellent teen titles.
  • A Word, Please: Can't we all cooperate on whether to hyphenate 'co' as a prefix?

    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That's when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, "co" may be...

    Author proves that tough topics have an audience

    Author proves that tough topics have an audience
    When journalist Katherine Boo began working on her book "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," she wasn't sure if anyone would read it. The nonfiction work, which chronicles the lives of slum dwellers near the Mumbai airport, has since been translated into 30...

    A Word, Please: Inside or outside quotation marks? Don't look to logic

    I've gotten a lot of emails recently about where to put periods and commas relative to quotation marks. The notes were prompted by a recent column in which I mentioned that, in American English, a period or comma always comes before a closing quote mark...

    Friends of the Libraries: The benefits of good literature

    Though many in this digital age maintain that print is headed toward extinction, a Dec. 15 article in the Los Angeles Times says this may not be so. It seems that a number of online-only publications have begun to reconsider print — at least for...