Hawaiʻi Veterans Day Book Recommendations

by Misty on November 11, 2009
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Happy Veterans Day to all of the active and retired service members whose tremendous sacrifice has enabled us to enjoy so many liberties.

Alex and I are both local Army-brats and having grown up in military families we celebrate Veterans …

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Celebrating 80 years of Hawaiian Airlines

by Alex on November 11, 2009
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On November 11, 1929, Territorial Governor Lawrence M. Judd stood at the hangar at John Rodgers Airport for the inauguration of Inter-Island’s first scheduled flight between Honolulu and the other islands.  Judd’s daughter, Betty, christened the two new Sikorsky S-38

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Book Review – Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming

by Alex on November 9, 2009
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It was the Marcos regime in the mid-1970s that coined the term balikbayan by joining the Tagalog words balik, to return, with bayan, meaning town and nation. A balikbayan’s relationship to the Philippines is construed in terms of his sentimental

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Book End: Weekend of Nov. 7

by Alex on November 6, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

Welcome to another weekend and another edition of Book End.  Probably the biggest news this week for Hawaii Book Blog is that we successfully completed our very first giveaway with a winner all the way in Murfreesboro, …

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Book Review – Glory by the Wayside: The Old Churches of Hawai’i

by Alex on November 5, 2009
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I love history and enjoy architecture.  Often the two are intermingled with each other when it comes to a building’s location, style, and how it fits in with the community’s needs at the time.  Maybe no other building personifies such …

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‘Stories of Aloha’ giveaway winner!

by Alex on November 4, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

Thank you to everyone who entered our Stories of Aloha giveaway on Facebook.  We appreciate your readership, and hope you continue to stay with us as we provide more book reviews, recommendations and events about Hawai’i’s literary …

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Library Tour: Waimānalo Public and School Library

by Dawn on November 2, 2009
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posted by D.Sueoka

A few Wednesdays ago, Misty, Alex, and I made the trek over the Pali to visit the Waimānalo Public and School Library. The library is located at 41-1320 Kalaniana‘ole Highway. Stately banyan trees shelter the entrance and …

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Book End: Weekend of Oct. 31

by Alex on October 30, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

Happy Halloween everybody!  I’m sure your weekend will be very busy, either partying with the grown-ups or tending to the trick-or-treaters, but if you have time this weekend I highly recommend continuing to support Hawaii’s literary scene …

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November = NaNoWriMo!!

by Misty on October 29, 2009
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posted by M.L. Sanico

November is National Novel Writing Month!


…ever wanted to write a novel?

It started in 1999 with only 21 participants and in 2008 over 100,000 people signed up from all over the world. But what is …

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Chin Music Press Event at UH Manoa (10/29)

by Alex on October 26, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

The University of Hawaii (UH) and Chin Music Press host an event with two Hawaii-based authors who have both written novels about Japan.  As part of the UH Manoa English Department’s Fall 2009 Reading and Colloquium Series, …

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