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The 2014 Word of the Year Is……Vape

At least that is what the editors of Oxford Dictionaries say. Here is the definition as well as the runners-up.

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Amazon’s Best Books of 2014

Just released, Amazon presents multiple lists of best books. Not only is there a “best book” list as selected by Amazon’s editors, but there are more than 20 categories of ‘best books” to peruse from art to teen/young adult; you also have access to previous compilations back to 2004. In addition, there are links to its book blog Omnivoracious and its author interview section. A lotta readin’ to do!

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

For prize winners, their citations and biographies, other nominees, past winners, and additional links, please come here.

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2013 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

For all the awards, the citations, biographical information, and the runners-up, please come here.

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President Obama is TIME Person of the Year for 2012

Read all about it here. Photos, videos, the shortlist of nominees and links to previous POYs are also available.

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Best Books of the Year for 2012

Well, here we go!  Best NonFiction, Fiction, Case Books (Mysteries) of 2012 (Wall Street Journal);  Page Turners (The Economist); Best Books of 2012 (Financial Times);  Books of the Year 2012 (The Guardian); 100 Notable Books of 2012 (The New York Times);  Books of the Year 2012 (The Atlantic);   Best Books of the Year: Top 100 Picks for 2012 (Amazon); Best Books of 2012 (Barnes & Noble);  Best Books and Media of 2012 (Library Journal); Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012: Top 25 Books (Choice); Best Nonfiction of 2012 (Kirkus Reviews); Best Books 2012 (Publishers Weekly); and Top 10 of 2012 (Slate). There’s still time to go out and buy a book for someone, no matter the format. We’ll be spending our down time with OUR present (we know, we know, we’re not supposed to know) – Peter Brown’s Through the Eye of a Needle, along with several books of British naval fiction.

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2011 Nobel Prize Winners

Come here for the winners, bio-bibliographies,  and videos of the announcements. Past winners and various listings of them are found on this page.

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