Book End: Weekend of May 24, 2013

by Alex on May 24, 2013
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time! Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the week’s literary and library events here in Hawaiʻi.

Support our local literary scene and our local libraries by attending these events.  Have a great weekend, …

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Huki-Links: May 23, 2013

by Alex on May 23, 2013
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Welcome to Huki Links – a biweekly post highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more from across the ‘net!

For more about Huki-Links, check out our inaugural post. The best part of the “huki” is that we …

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A Few Books and Authors to look out for at HBMF 13

by Alex on May 18, 2013
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There really are a million things you can do at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival. Misty and I often fret over, discuss, and plan out which speaking engagements each of us are going to attend. Unfortunately, even with …

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Keiki Read Aloud Pavilion (HBMF 13)

by Alex on May 18, 2013
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New to the Hawaii Book & Music Festival this year and a very welcome addition is the Keiki Read Aloud Pavilion.

The Pavilion will be located at the end of the new Hawaii Publishers Village on the King Street …

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There’s an App for That (HBMF 13)

by Alex on May 17, 2013
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Riding on the technology wave, the Hawaii Book & Music Festival recently announced the release of official an HBMF smartphone app. The app is free and is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play. Ideally, this means that …

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Sisters in Crime-Hawaii @ 2013 HBMF (Mini Book Reviews)

by Misty on May 17, 2013
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HBMF Note: Four SinC/Hawaii (Sisters In Crime- Hawaii) members, Laurie Hanan, Gene Parola, Ray Pace, and Gail Baugniet will give a panel discussion on Saturday entitled “Why Men Join Sisters in Crime” in the Author Pavilion Mauka at 1pm. They

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Hawaii Publishers Village (HBMF 13)

by Alex on May 17, 2013
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There are tons of things to do at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival. Being the book lovers that we are, we’d be remiss if we didn’t highly recommend for you attendees to check out the newly formed “Hawaii …

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Hawai‘i, A Novel (Book Review)

by Alex on May 16, 2013
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Hearing the title of this book most people will automatically recall the epic James Michener novel—the one spawning multiple films, the one always recommended by tourists to people on Internet travel forums who ask “What Hawaii books should …

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The Avalon Ladies Scrapbook Society by Darien Gee (Book Review)

by Misty on May 14, 2013
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*As originally read in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, with some additional comments and personal views.

Hawaii island author Darien Gee takes us to Avalon, a small Illinois town with no shortage of drama, in her latest novel, The Avalon

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2013 Ka Palapala Poʻokela WINNERS!

by Alex on May 10, 2013
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Every year around this time the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association get together to celebrate the best in local publishing over the past year. It seemed fitting for Hawaiʻi’s biggest literary award night to be hosted at the Hawaii State Library …

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Why are the Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards so important?

by Misty on May 10, 2013
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So, I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and wanted to write a post about why the Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards are so important. But you snooze, you lose. The Hawaii Book Publisher’s Association put up an awesome video of …

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