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‘The Walking Dead’ Co-Author To Headline The Providence Literary Festival

I introduced you this week to my book collection, and now, here's a book festival coming to Providence KY with a really cool special guest.

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Erin Grant
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A Tour Of Erin’s Bookshelf And Beyond

Yes, there may not be many books on my orange shelf, but I think it's good to have a few to liven up a room. What about you? Do you like to read? If so, do you still read a physical book as seen here? Or, do you download all of your literature to your various mobile devices. Me, I do a little bit of both.

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The Hwy 60 Yard Sale Is Back!

If you're like me, you look forward to the Hwy 60 yard sale all year long! Over 200 miles, through eight Western Kentucky counties, of hundreds of great deals! Plus, lots of snacking and sightseeing!

Maybe you want to join in the sale? Want to map out your route? Here's more info!

Via the Hwy 60 website...

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The First Family of Racing: New Book by Earl Hayden

Earl Hayden knows a thing or two or three about racing.  In fact, his three sons, Nicky, Roger and Tommy are all motorcycle racing champions.  And their dad profiles their careers and his role in them in a brand new book called The First Family of Racing.  It's available now and all the proceeds will benefit a beloved local charity.

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Fifty Shades of Grey via Youtube
Fifty Shades of Grey via Youtube
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Watch The Official “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Trailer: Not Safe For Young Eyes

I'm not a reader. I'm not gonna lie to you and say that I am, I'm just not. While admitting that, do you know how long it took me to read the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy? Ten days. Yes, three books in ten days. There's no shame in my I-just-couldn't-stop-reading-about-the-many-red-hot-layers of Christian Grey game. (See what I did there?!?)

So, you can imagine my anticipation for the movie. Even thou the movie won't be here until Valentine's Day 2015, the official trailer has been released. (I've already watched it 5 times, haha!)

DISCLAIMER: THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR WHO EMBARRASSES EASILY. YES, ADULTS ONLY PEOPLE! OH... ENJOY ;)

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Todd Hernandez via Facebook
Todd Hernandez via Facebook
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Little Girl Tells Best Jonah and the Whale Story Ever! [VIDEO]

Growing up Southern Baptist, I've been to my fair share of Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible Schools and countless revivals, but I'm pretty sure I've never heard the story of Jonah and the whale quite like this. Roxianne the Receptionist showed me this video she found on Facebook and I was not prepared for it, ha!

You must take the time out of your day and watch this adorable little girl tell you all about Jonah, with the amazing story like you've never heard!

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John Calipari Will Be at the Owensboro Sportscenter Tuesday for Book Signing

John Calipari's new book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out was released Tuesday, April 15th and he's been on a whirlwind tour supporting it.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
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Alfred Hitchcock Had a Role in Shaping My Life…’Naturally,’ Some Would Say [VIDEO]

It looks like a headline best saved for Halloween. But Chad's awesome blog, last week, about some of the books he enjoyed when he was a kid reminded me of what used to line my book shelf.

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Photo by Patty Moore
Photo by Patty Moore
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What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?

To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where Mrs. Nation was the librarian.  And almost just as instantly, I started recalling the books that she used to read us and the ones I used to love reading myself.  And, to my surprise, many of the same books were at Newton Parrish.  LOOK!

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Photo courtesy of Angie Tutt/Towne Square Mall
Photo courtesy of Angie Tutt/Towne Square Mall
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Chad Celebrates Read Across America Day at Towne Square Mall

Today marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day.  But here in Owensboro, celebrations got an early start with a huge Dr. Seuss-themed event at Towne Square Mall Saturday.  And I was on hand to read the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax!

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Former WBKR Staffer Matthew Alan Hughes Releases Horror Novel

We always say working for WBKR can be scary.  LOL!  Matthew Alan Hughes (a.k.a. Matt), who worked for us for five years, knows this all too well.  But now Matt is taking "scary" a step further and is set to release a brand new horror novel called The Wheel of Misfortune.  Wanna know what it's about and how you can get a copy?

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Owensboro Mentioned in Nicholas Sparks’ New Novel “The Longest Ride”

While his characters don't refer to my hometown too fondly, Nicholas Sparks seems to at least KNOW about Owensboro, Kentucky.  In fact, the best-selling author includes us in his latest novel, The Longest Ride.  Check out the excerpt!  Owensboro gets four shout-outs in the book.

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