2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Since March, our lives have centered around screens of various sizes. Digitally connecting with loved ones and co-workers has become the new normal, and the thrill of holding a physical book has never held such appeal. Yes, you can listen to audiobooks or scroll through your Kindle, but there’s something so satisfying in holding a hard copy of words that inspire, challenge, and encourage.

We’ve selected some of our favorite reads to give your decision-fatigued mind a break. On this list, there’s something for everyone, and that too is part of the beauty of reading. All of us are transported to new landscapes and conversations that influence how we live and care for one another. This Christmas, you have the opportunity to pass on exactly the right book to exactly the right person. And if ever there was a time when we all needed a reminder of what’s true,

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New Hampshire Wendy’s raises $34,000 for Home at Last campaign through coupon book sales

AND BUSINESSES DOWN ABOUT 85%. JENNIFER: A BIG DONATION FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENT ASSOCIATION. TODAY LOCAL WENDY’S FRANCHISE OWNERS IN COLLABORATION WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE’S HOME AT LAST SERIES MET WITH THE GROUP TO PRESENT THEM WITH A CHECK FOR $34,000. THE MONEY WAS RAISED FROM THE SALE OF WENDY’S COUPON BOOKS THIS SPRING. THEY HOPE IT’LL HELP KIDS FIND THE PERFECT HOME. >> WE ARE EXCITED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THE WORK. ADOPTION IS WENDY’S BECAUSE OF CHOICE. WE LOVE THE KIDS AND THAT IS WHY WE DO THIS. WE DO IT SO THEY WILL HAVE A PERMANENT HOME WHERE THEY CAN BE LOVED. JENNIFER: SO WONDERFUL. WENDY’S HAS BEEN A PROUD SPONSOR

New Hampshire Wendy’s raises $34,000 for Home at Last campaign through coupon book sales

Wendy’s has sponsored Home at Last since 2015


On Tuesday, New Hampshire

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Dallas designer shares glamorous life and style in new book

Jan Showers’s new book, “Glamorous Living,” is a reminder of why our home interiors are so important. Done well, they can energize us or comfort us on any given day. They can unite families and provide a perfect footprint for great parties, large and small.

Showers is a rock star in the Dallas design world, though she started her firm later than most, waiting until her children were grown. She’d been helping friends with home-decorating projects when in the mid-1980s she realized she could be busy enough to have a full-time job.

Her design firm — Jan Showers and Associates — expanded in 1995 to include a showroom for antiques. A few years later she launched her own furniture collection, the Jan Showers Collection, which has been sold across the country for nearly 20 years.

“Glamorous Living” (Abrams; 224 pp.; $65) is Showers’s third book, following “Glamorous Rooms” in 2009

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Perez Hilton Recalls His Friendship With Amy Winehouse in Book Excerpt

The following chapter appears in the book “TMI: My Life in Scandal” By Perez Hilton, with Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson; published by Chicago Review Press on Oct 6. Reprinted with permission.

I met Amy Winehouse for the first time in London at a fashion magazine party in late 2006. At that point in time, I was in London pretty often, because I had become — in the most unlikely of ways — good friends with the owner of a hotel there.

It all started when the hotel owner’s girlfriend sent me some fan mail (by email, of course). That in itself wasn’t so strange, but her boyfriend also started getting in touch to share his appreciation. At first I thought he was being ironic, but I quickly realized that he genuinely liked the things I wrote, and so we kept in touch. He told me he owned a boutique

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Prince Harry Furious When Royal Family Tried To Intervene In Meghan Markle Wedding Plans, Book Says

KEY POINTS

  • Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he asked their uncle Charles Spencer to intervene in his plans to marry Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry “went mental” when Prince William told him to slow things down with Markle
  • Prince Harry and Markle are planning to spend Christmas with the royal family

Prince Harry allegedly got furious when his older brother Prince William meddled with his plans to marry Meghan Markle less than two years after they met. The younger royal wasn’t happy especially when the Duke of Cambridge involved Princess Diana’s brother, their uncle Charles Spencer, according to a new book.

Royal biographer Robert Lacey released a new book entitled “Battle of the Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.” In it, the author detailed the falling-out between Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s two sons, who were very close growing up.

Lacey serialized the

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New book explores beauty of Hoosier State’s obsession with basketball

Three years ago, the Indiana Pacers hit on an idea for a marketing slogan and instead found they’d conjured a phrase that defines an entire state: “We Grow Basketball Here.”

It is not by accident that two of the men whose names grace major college basketball player of the year awards, John Wooden and Oscar Robertson, were born and raised here. It is not by accident that Rick Mount, George McGinnis, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson and Steve Alford were produced by Indiana high schools, or that Bob Knight, Gene Keady, Rick Majerus and Brad Stevens became coaching stars on this state’s college stages.

Take a walk through any Indiana subdivision and count the basketball hoops in the driveways. Take a stroll near the playgrounds in Indianapolis and see how often the courts are occupied with pickup games.

This is the spirit, the intrinsic connection between community and sport, that photographers

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‘Chasing Indiana’s Game’: New book explores beauty of Hoosier State’s obsession with basketball

Three years ago, the Indiana Pacers hit on an idea for a marketing slogan and instead found they’d conjured a phrase that defines an entire state: “We Grow Basketball Here.”

It is not by accident that two of the men whose names grace major college basketball player of the year awards, John Wooden and Oscar Robertson, were born and raised here. It is not by accident that Rick Mount, George McGinnis, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson and Steve Alford were produced by Indiana high schools, or that Bob Knight, Gene Keady, Rick Majerus and Brad Stevens became coaching stars on this state’s college stages.

Take a walk through any Indiana subdivision and count the basketball hoops in the driveways. Take a stroll near the playgrounds in Indianapolis and see how often the courts are occupied with pickup games.

This is the spirit, the intrinsic connection between community and sport, that photographers

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