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Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read
Eat, Ray, Love: Don’t feel guilty about what you read

There’s a serious problem that’s plaguing many people: reader’s block.

It’s sort of like writer’s block, but for readers — you keep trying to read the same book, but you can never finish it. You stop in...

Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015
Book Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Meet the authors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Taylor Books will host a book-signing event Wednesday at 6 p.m. with author Lynn Clarke. Clarke will debut her new novel, “Walker’s Father,” published in December by Anaphora...

WV Book Team: Stories real and magical
WV Book Team: Stories real and magical

“Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley” by Ann Pancake. Counterpoint Press (2015). 290 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m always excited when I see new writing by West Virginia’s own Ann Pancake.

Her first...

Today’s list: Five things you probably didn’t know were offered at Kanawha County Public Library

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Books have always been a library’s stock in trade, but with the changing times, libraries have pushed to keep pace.

The Kanawha County Public Library has done a pretty good job of that, offering resources for...

WV Book Team: New audio stories from Bil Lepp
WV Book Team: New audio stories from Bil Lepp

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bil Lepp’s two most recent audio collections, “Adverse Conditions” and “Wally! Come Down Right Now!” are his first CDs since 2012.

Not that Lepp was slacking off or had hit a creative ...

Kanawha libraries present Peter Pan fun

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Public Library locations will present “A Visit to Neverland,” a series of events of multigenerational interest based on the J.M. Barrie novel “Peter Pan,” Feb. 16-21. Events...

Community notes: Feb. 11-17, 2015

The Charleston Ballet’s upcoming performances of “Swan Lake” will include guest dancers from the Columbia Classical Ballet.

The classical masterpiece will be performed on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m....

Readers urged to take ‘#bookie’ portraits
Readers urged to take ‘#bookie’ portraits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Think back to a time when wild things roamed, mice munched on cookies and drank milk through a straw, and cats wore magic hats.

It’s those beloved memories and feelings of nostalgia that Read Aloud West Virginia ...

WV Book Team: Romance between the covers
WV Book Team: Romance between the covers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ah, February — a time to fall in love with a steamy romance novel. Whatever your tastes in romance, from sweet to salacious, there are plenty of titles and types to satisfy.

But what is a romance novel? For the...

WVU Press to republish literary treasures
WVU Press to republish literary treasures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In collaboration with the West Virginia Humanities Council, West Virginia University Press publishes West Virginia Classics, a series that republishes editions of treasured literary and historical works.

This...

Library starts fundraising for annual basket fundraiser

The Friends of The Library Foundation is preparing for its annual “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Literary Basket” fundraiser event, and is seeking donations from the community.

“You can donate an entire basket, an item for a basket ...

Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading
Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading

Leann Ray is the news editor for The Charleston Gazette and the Gazette-Mail, which means, in part, that she reads for a living. So imagine our surprise at learning that she also reads for fun. Voraciously. But it hasn’t always been that way....

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