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Oprah's Favorite (Budget-Friendly) Things

May 20, 2011 | 2

Oprah may be one of the richest women in the world, but not all of her favorite things are budget-busters. Some of them are actually affordable. Every year she shares her favorite things with her viewers. Some of them are extravagant items like $180 pound cake or $495 duffel bags. In celebration of the queen of talk's retirement from daytime TV, here are some of her recession-friendly favorite things from over the years.

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Weird Holiday Monday: Pencils for Mom and Pop Edition

March 28, 2011 |

March 29 is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! Some of my favorite stores are "Mom & Pops."  I'll be doing my part to support small businesses tomorrow by picking up my newly-repaired vacuum cleaner at the local Vac & Sew.

March 30 is Pencil Day! Whether you use a pencil to make to-do lists, sketch and doodle, or hold up your hairstyle, Wednesday's the day to stop taking those #2s for granted.

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Package Deal

March 24, 2011 |

I've had a Kindle for about six months now.  My husband's primary motivation for purchasing an e-reader for me was to reduce the number of printed books in the house.

So far, that hasn't happened.

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Old Media

March 15, 2011 |

Are print books, newspapers and magazines on the way out?  When I was in high school in 1980, I remember magazine articles about what the world would be like in twenty years.

31 years later, we're still not living in a "Jetsons" world.  My daughter subscribes to the very magazine I was reading as a teenager--the one that predicted that print media would completely disappear by the turn of the century.

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Old Media Retailers Feeling the Pinch

March 1, 2011 |

by Doug Desjardins

The recent bankruptcy filing of bookstore chain Borders Group is yet another sign that retailers who deal in old media are doing a slow fade.

In February, the book retailer announced plans to reorganize under Chapter ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Proxy and Potty Edition

February 28, 2011 |

March 1 - 7 is National Ghostwriter's Week! What, you thought all those celebrities write their own books? TODAY ONLY! Buy 4 Romance Books & Get 5th for Free at Borders.com Enter coupon code ROMB4G5AF. Valid through: February 28, ... Read More

One Day at a Time

February 23, 2011 | 2

I've figured out that in order to get a book deal these days, you've got to have a blog in which you promise to do something for a whole year and write about it every day. It's like a paper ... Read More

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

February 3, 2011 | 1

A long, long time ago...52 years ago, to be exact, a small plane carrying three music idols took off from Clear Lake, Iowa on its way to North Dakota.  That plane didn't even make it far from the airport when ... Read More

A Christmas Story

December 15, 2010 |

We're readers around here--even my husband, who is no fan of my "book clutter."  So it's no surprise that when our kids were little, we accumulated quite a collection of Christmas storybooks.  In fact, if you stack up our book ... Read More

Substitute Storyteller

December 10, 2010 |

I spent two full days this week at my younger son's school.  As I volunteer there each Tuesday morning, I'm a familiar face around the school, but this was the first time I was there as an employee rather than ... Read More

Reading On Line

December 3, 2010 | 1

The other day at school I was talking to the librarian about e-readers, and I mentioned that while I really do enjoy my Kindle, I don't use it at home much.  Home is where I read library books or books ... Read More