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  1. Summer books set the stage for your vacations

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    For some of us, choosing the right book to read on vacation is almost as important as choosing the right destination.

  2. Review: David Brooks' 'Road to Character' focuses on traditional virtues

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    Coming from a conservative political pundit who writes columns for the New York Times, The Road to Character is not exactly what you might expect. Don't look for mentions of the current crop of presidential candidates or hand-wringing over that terrible news on the front page of the newspaper. Instead, …

  3. What's Duff McKagan reading?

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    Duff McKagan

    We caught up with McKagan, co-founder of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, as he was stuck in Manhattan traffic on May 12. In addition to his musical career, McKagan, 51, has established himself as a writer. His work includes his 2011 autobiography, It's So Easy (and …

    Duff McKagan, co-founder of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and founder of a wealth management firm for musicians, recently released How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions).
  4. Notable: Books in flight

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    Notable

    Airborne

    Three new nonfiction books look at human flight, from its early days to its future.

  5. Tell us about your BookCon plans

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    Tell us about your BookCon plans

    Are you planning to attend BookCon 2015 in New York City on May 30-31? If so, the Tampa Bay Times would like to talk to you. Contact Colette Bancroft at cbancroft@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8435.

  6. Events: Fawn Germer to discuss 'Work-Life Reset'

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    Book Talk

    Bestselling author Fawn Germer (Work-Life Reset) will discuss her memoir of trekking 70 miles on Pinellas beaches at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.

  7. Authors Michael Connelly, Michael Lister talk books in St. Petersburg

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    Corky Lahey and Marylin Vallis didn't just show up early for a book talk and signing by Michael Connelly and Michael Lister on Thursday night in St. Petersburg.

    Michael Connelly, left, and Michael Lister talk about their novels and influences Thursday at Genaro Coffee in St. Petersburg.
  8. Review: Spenser's latest case takes him to Tampa in Ace Atkins' 'Kickback'

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    Oh, Spenser, bless your big old meticulous heart.

  9. Review: Inskeep's 'Jacksonland' chronicles a shameful era in U.S. history

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    Steve Inskeep, co-host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition and author of Instant City (2011), chronicles the 20-year political tug-of-war between general and U.S. President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross in the dramatic and highly informative nonfiction work Jacksonland.

  10. Events: Author David C. Edmonds to appear at Wordier Than Thou

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    Book Talk

    Local author David C. Edmonds (Lily of Peru) will be the featured reader at the next Wordier Than Thou open mic event at 7 p.m. May 19 at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Admission is $5.