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How House of the Dragon’s Fiery Death Was Different From the Books

House of the Dragon‘s latest episode, “The Princess and the Queen,” featured a shocking, fiery death. It featured multiple, but where one solved a long-standing Game of Thrones mystery, the other went a bit different than what the books relayed. House of the Dragon is based on George RR Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, which …

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Bill Bryson breaks retirement to record Christmas audiobook | Books

Bill Bryson has come out of retirement to write a new book about Christmas traditions. The Secret History of Christmas is a novella-length audiobook, which will be released by Audible in November as an Audible Original. In it, Bryson – who also narrates – will explore the stories behind Christmas traditions and topics including mince …

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24 years later, Hua Hsu recounts an unlikely friendship and its tragic end – Orange County Register

When we connect by phone for this interview, New York-based writer Hua Hsu is visiting his parents in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s in his childhood bedroom, which is still filled with items from his past, such as band posters that date back to the 1990s. He’s looking at a stack of old rave …

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a new film and her book – Orange County Register

The release of the film “Moonage Daydream,” which takes an innovative approach to chronicle the creative evolution of music icon David Bowie, could not be timelier for Cal State Fullerton musicology professor Katherine Reed. The two-hour, 14-minute documentary is reaping overwhelmingly positive reviews and is described by Rotten Tomatoes as a “cinematic odyssey” exploring Bowie’s …

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The ‘Vampire Academy’ Peacock TV Show Changes from Books

Hesitant to check out Vampire Academy on Peacock, book lovers? Been burned before? Never fear, Julie Plec is here! The shapes The Vampire Diaries showrunner teamed up with Marguerite MacIntyre, who played Sheriff Forbes on TVD and was a staff writer on The Originals, to adapt Richelle Mead’s novel series for Peacock. But even though …

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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Campaign May Be Violating Election Law In Trying To Sell Her Book

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) questions Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young during a House Committee on the Budget hearing in March. (Photo by Rod Lamkey – Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images The campaign for Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has placed advertisements directing supporters to buy her new memoir from retailers, an arrangement that may …

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Tennessee textbook panel needs more staff for books law, chair says

Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission is tasked with providing guidance on a new state law on age-appropriate materials in school libraries. The panel’s chair says limited staffing is making their task more difficult. Tennessee’s textbook commission may need additional staff and its own attorney to deal with the aftermath of a new, controversial state …

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