Book Review: Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, edited by Mei-Li M. Siy and Richard Hamasaki

by Dawn on October 6, 2009
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posted by D. Sueoka

 

Westlake: Poems by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake compiles poems written between the late 1960s and 1984, when Westlake was killed in a car accident on the Big Island. It includes translations of Han Shan, concrete poems, a …

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Book Review: Stories of Aloha by Jocelyn Fujii

by Alex on October 3, 2009
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[gn_quote]This is a story of those who define Hawaiʻi.
This is a story of Aloha.[/gn_quote]

It goes without saying that anyone who lived in Hawaiʻi knows Aloha Airlines was one of its long-standing institutions, one that served the Hawaiian Islands …

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Book End: Weekend of Oct. 3rd

by Alex on October 2, 2009
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Hawaii Book Blog has returned from their sojourn in Las Vegas, the 9th Hawaiian Island, refreshed and ready to get back into Hawaii books and events!  The big news this week is that Hawaii is the winner of the First …

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Library Challenge Book Review: The Musubi Man chronicles

by Alex on September 30, 2009
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As a part of our Hawaii Public Library Challenge Tour, we ask each librarian for one book recommendation for us to read and review.  For Diane Masaki from Aiea Library, we talked about a number of books, but she …

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Dial-a-Story time for kids!

by Alex on September 28, 2009
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For those of you who follow Hawaii Book Blog on Twitter, you may have noticed that every week we inform you about the latest story being featured on Hickam AFB Library’s Dial-a-Story.  We think this is a fun and unique …

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Local-Style Luck Rituals: Eat a musubi for luck!

by Misty on September 25, 2009
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posted by M.L. Sanico

So, it’s obvious by now that Alex and I are on our way to Sin City. Did you know that  approximately 500,000 people fly between Hawaii and Las Vegas every year*? That’s a lot, …

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Book End – Weekend of Sep. 26

by Alex on September 25, 2009
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The big news for Hawaii Book Blog is that we will be on vacation for the next week!  We will be going to Las Vegas tonight for a much needed break from the daily grind.  Two red eyes going and …

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Library Tour: Kahuku Library

by Misty on September 21, 2009
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“Are we there yet?”… “no”…”are we there now?”…”no”…”we’ve gotta be close!”…”nope”.

That’s pretty much how the conversation went as we drove from town to Kahuku Public library last Tuesday night after work. Alex was driving per usual, and I was …

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BBAW: Goals

by Alex on September 18, 2009
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Hopefully this week you’ve been visiting a bunch of new book blogs and maybe noticing some things about them you’d like to try yourself. Or maybe you’ve just had some ideas for improvements to your blog you’d like to put

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Book End – Weekend of Sep. 19

by Alex on September 18, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

The big news this week is that Hawaii is #1 in the vote to win 50,000 books from First Book’s “What Book Got You Hooked?” campaign.  When we first tweeted about this in August, Hawaii was #46.  …

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Book Review: Night Fisher

by Alex on September 16, 2009
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I thought it would be nice to highlight a different medium of literature here at Hawaii Book Blog.  Comic books and graphic novels have slowly gained respect over the years in literary circles and mainstream media.  The format has blossomed …

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