With all the holiday activity going on everywhere, I will not do another Book Notes Plus post until January 6, 2014.  Happy New Year!

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Penguin Drop Caps

Book cover design is extremely important.  A poorly designed book cover can turn you off to a book, while a well designed book cover can leave a lasting, positive impression on you.  Buzzfeed offers a list of the most awesome book cover designs of 2013.

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Double Indemnity

The Guardian offers us a number of “top ten” film lists including film noir movies, movie adaptations, westerns, and more.  If you’re a movie lover, don’t miss the lists.

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I recently read an interesting article that contrasts the works of the late Nora Ephron and those of Joan Didion – two very good authors with two very different outlooks on life.

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Nothing Lasts Forever

I doubt if you know that a well known movie is based on Roderick Thorp’s novel Nothing Lasts Forever.  Deja Reviewer includes Nothing Lasts Forever in a list of ten books that you probably didn’t know were the basis for a well-known movies.

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You have a book that has been overdue for months.  So what can the library due to you?  Well, in some places they can – and will – put you in jail.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, January 5, 2014 from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured guest will be author, attorney and radio talk show host Mark Levin.  His books include Liberty and Tyrany: A Conservative Manifesto (2010) and The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (2013).

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