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A Cluster of All-Purpose Book News: February 11, 2018

Quote of the Post:

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” – John Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men.” And he never even read a Facebook post.

It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, so put down your protractor and pick up one of these books.

Sidney Sheldon, who created “The Patty Duke Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” and wrote suspense novels such as “The Other Side of Midnight” and “Master of the Game” died on this day in 2007.

Search “Books” on Twitter and the top story that comes up is dated yesterday, “Dolly Parton Gives the Gift of Literacy: A Library of 100 Million Books.” The NPR date says March 1, 2018. Either way, a heartwarming tale.

Speaking of NPR Time Machines, here’s their headlining story, “Our Guide to 2018’s Great Reads.”

From The New York Times’ Book Review: “Rent plus groceries plus utilities plus laundry plus insurance plus gas plus clothing minus an hourly paycheck of barely more than minimum wage and the scant assistance parceled out by the government with spectacular reluctance — the brute poetry of home economics recurs throughout Land’s book. Read Stephanie Land’s “Maid.”

Finally, with Valentine’s Day coming up, #tbt to our #tbt review of The Lonely Lady.

Until next time, lovebirds!