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Reading is important for kids (Photo courtesy David Buchan/Getty Images)
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A Cool Million Donated

James Patterson  has a lot of fans and he just acquired another one.Best-selling author James Patterson is giving away $1 million of his own money to independent booksellers. The first round of 55 stores will receive  over 267-grand

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Tom Clancy, Creator of the Jack Ryan and Rainbow Six Franchises, Dead at 66

Tom Clancy, the hugely successful and prolific author behind the Jack Ryan series of books and multiple video game franchises, died at a hospital last night in Baltimore at the age of 66. His publisher confirmed the news to the New York Times but no cause of death has been announced.

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A New Book,’The Panic Zone’ in Al’s Book Blog

Just finished "The Panic Zone" by Rick Monfina,  an author I’m going to add to my list of “read more by this guy.”

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Nuclear missile silo (Photo courtesy Gord McKenna/Flickr)
Nuclear missile silo (Photo courtesy Gord McKenna/Flickr)
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Nuclear Catastrophe-Al’s Book Blog

Grafton and Tarkington have uncovered a real rats nest involving two factions in Russian government;

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Al’s Book Blog — What Have You Been Reading Recently? Are You Enjoying “The Red Horesman?” [SURVEY]

I started a new feature this week here on the 94.9 KYSS FM website I'm calling Al's Book Blog. It's just me suggesting books, and commenting along as I read them, in the hopes that you'll join me and share your feedback too. (Read more about how Al's Book Blog got started.)

We are about five days into the book, and I want to know what you think so far. Don't worry if you haven't started yet, I want to hear from you too. I'm curious what you've read lately. Tell me your last three titles.

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Red Square (Photo courtesy francescocetraro/Flickr)
Red Square (Photo courtesy francescocetraro/Flickr)
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Al’s Book Blog — We’re a Few Days Into “The Red Horseman”

True to form it doesn’t take the author long to get the intrigue going with a member of the Mosad passing a message to Grafton that she must meet with him. The first of several people have died under suspicious circumstances

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Photo courtesy m kasahara/Flickr
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Al’s Book Blog

I like to read….I’ve been this way since I was a kid. Our family read a lot, my mom especially. She introduced me to our small town library, about the size of a closet. I had an English teacher, Sister Roswitha, in high school who introduced me to the standards; Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Steinbeck, along with some others; Leon Uris and Ayn Rand

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Sendak’s Wild Things Sendoff

There was a wild rumpus in heaven. Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ passed away. He was 83.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Loretta Lynn Releases New Book ‘Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics’

Loretta Lynn‘s life and career have been documented in many special tributes, songs and even in movies throughout the years, but now the legendary singer is releasing a new book, ‘Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics.’

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Photo by Alan K
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Craig and Al’s Favorite Children’s Books – Their Top 5

Craig and Al went to Victor School yesterday and Cold Springs Elementary School in Missoula earlier this week to read to some of the young students. This led to the obvious question, "What are Craig and Al's favo

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