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Kindle February 17, 2019

$1.99
Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture Kindle Edition
by Joshua Levine (Author)
The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film’s official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

49 Writer’s Inc. Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block

Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block
By Dawnell Smith (and on behalf of her Block partners: Vered Mares, Teeka Ballas, Kathy McCue)

In the fall of 2015, we walked into the Adults Only sex store on Spenard Road in Anchorage to lay the groundwork for building a community bookstore art space and cafe. The property held not just a storied past, but the stories of people trying to survive and make sense of their lives.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Café has risen up in that space because the community has helped lift it. We all want to make sense of our lives, and books, art, and gathering spaces help us do it.

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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily — in 140 characters or less. And now onto the laughs:

Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love

There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special!

 

 

via 18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love

Book Review: There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams | Alaska Master Gardener Blog

Book Review: There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams | Alaska Master Gardener Blog

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017


Thanks to everyone who turned out last night to Jonathan White’s Reading & Craft Talk Series event in Anchorage, and to Indigo Tea Lounge for staying open after hours to host this series! Folks, don’t miss Jonathan’s appearances tonight (11/10/17) in Homer, and Saturday the 11th at UAA Campus Bookstore (details below). SOUTHCENTRAL HOMER | Friday, November 10, 2017 at … Read More

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017

Statewide Alaska Reads Program 2017-18

Fairbanks Arts Association (Fairbanks, AK), in partnership with Alaska Center for the Book (Anchorage, AK), have announced that the featured selection for the 2017-2018 statewide Alaska Reads program is Steam Laundry, by Fairbanks poet Nicole Stellon O’Donnell. Alaska Reads is a biennial statewide reading program that features a selected publication by a living Alaskan author. The initiative began in 2015 … Read More

Statewide Alaska Reads Program 2017-18

Remembering Mike Nichols: From Comic to Director — Colleen Collins Books

Today is Mike Nichol’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old. What a mega-talent and inspiration he was to writers, actors, directors, and others. He directed some wonderful films, including The Graduate, Silkwood, Working Girl, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Heartburn. And he directed plays, f…

Remembering Mike Nichols: From Comic to Director — Colleen Collins Books

The Sunday Bulletin is Here: Do you believe in second chances?

Have you ever made a mistake so huge, so upsetting, that you never thought that you would be able to get out of it? There is usually one, sometimes from childhood, sometimes from a moment in the office, when all you want to do is freeze time and run away. Sadly, that’s simply not an option!

The Sunday Bulletin is Here: Do you believe in second chances?

Do Ghost Hunters Really Find Ghosts? — Colleen Collins Books

Tomorrow is Halloween. For the last month, several older hotels here in Colorado have been hosting ghost-hunting parties and spooky tours. Silly fun…or are these hotels truly haunted?Over the years we’ve had a few people call our agency, asking if we could investigate ghosts they believe

Source: Do Ghost Hunters Really Find Ghosts? — Colleen Collins Books