When most people think about reading at church, usually only one book — the “Good Book” — comes to mind as acceptable to study and discuss at length.
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“Running Past Midnight: A Woman’s Ultra-Marathon Adventure” is a first book for Molly Sheridan.
Celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with a free presentation by local writers who contributed to the sesquicentennial book “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State,” edited by Geoff Schumacher.
Readers can celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with the official Nevada Sesquicentennial book, “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.” Local author Geoff Schumacher brought together contributions from more than 70 writers — journalists, novelists, historians and more — to explore the state’s legacy, from neon and mining to ranching and gaming. The book profiles each of Nevada’s 17 counties, its natural landmarks and its unique character.
Ready to have your mind blown? Anastasia Steele, the submissive female protagonist of the best-selling erotic fiction series “Fifty Shades of Grey,” is pretty much your basic Disney princess/musical comedy ingenue. Boom.
How do you go from war hero to bum on the street? Las Vegas writer Gregory Miles Allen, who writes under the pen name Miles Felony, addresses that question with his novel “Beg 4 Mercy: The Sin City Chronicles Book 1: The Reason.”
Henderson libraries plan summer reading program launch events.
Las Vegas resident Alonzo Rutherford, who writes under the pen name AC Rutherford, shares his secrets to finding balance in life in his book “Success: the Purpose of God Coming to Pass in Life.”
Literary events coming up include the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Flip Through Summer Book Swap set for May 31.
Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.
Southern Nevada author Paul Thomas explores his life through verse in “A Poet in Disguise.”
Making a scene. Making a mess. Playing outside. Brushing those wobbly little baby teeth. Yep, your preschooler will find out who else does those things when you read “Even Monsters…” together.
Literary event highlights coming up include signings by showgirl-turned-author Vicki Pettersson and pioneering policewoman Debra Gauthier.
Da “Yoopers” up dere in da U.P., Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, have hit it big with inclusion of their nickname in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the company’s free online database.
Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has won the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year for his book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” a story about a history teacher who time travels to have adventures with historical Americans.
Top book news this week includes the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District being named one of 10 recipients of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Annie Meadows is best known as a Christian singer/songwriter with an international following. Recently, she added children’s book author to the mix.
Henderson author K. Ray Katz’s novel “My Enemy’s Enemy” traces the tragedies of events spawned by China’s quest for oil.
Literary event highlights coming up include a Carr Chat conversation between Henderson romance author Robyn Carr and visiting best-selling author Brenda Novak.
You’ve probably done some wild things in the name of love, but one boy wins the contest. In the new book “Noggin” by John Corey Whaley, Travis lost his head.
Las Vegas writer Brandon McSmith teaches readers the basics of Texas Hold ’Em from knowing when to fold to knowing when to hold in “Texas Hold ’Em: What the Pros Don’t Want You to Know.”
Literary event highlights coming up include a signing for Kevin Emerson’s novel “Exile” and a Carr Chat conversation between Henderson romance author Robyn Carr and visiting best-selling author Brenda Novak.
You turned around, turned back, and it was done. Finished. You missed the best part, so keep your eyes peeled when you watch the horse races this spring. And in order to know what you’re watching, read the new book “D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet,” written by Helen L. Wilbur and illustrated by Jaime Corum.