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'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis opens up in new memoir

Fans of home-improvement TV know Nicole Curtis as the hands-on blonde of "Rehab Addict." But her road to becoming a design and media star has been paved with struggles and setbacks along with successes, chronicled in her new book: "Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned From Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me)" (Artisan, $27.95).

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Book review: 'Penguin's Christmas Wish,' preschoolers learn the true meaning of Christmas

Parents need to know that "Penguin's Christmas Wish" is the sixth book in the popular "Penguin" series by author-illustrator Salina Yoon. Here, the loveable Penguin and his family go into the forest and decorate a Christmas tree, but when they wake up the next morning, they find a blizzard has dumped snow on all the trees and their decorations and presents appear to have vanished. How they make do and have a lovely Christmas anyway is a gentle story filled with the key message that Christmas isn't just about presents and decorations. And a fun, fresh twist guarantees that Penguin gets his wish to "share Christmas with the whole forest" after all.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Under guise of memoir Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ illuminates the past

Pulitzer prize winner Michael Chabon’s new book “Moonglow” is one of those novels that pretends to be a memoir. I generally dislike memoirs – those supposed heart-rending confessions with little plot and no sense of drama give me heartburn that no amount of Tums can cure. But “Moonglow,” a stellar novel that will appeal to anyone who’s ever investigated their ancestry, transcends my aversion.

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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”
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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books 2:00

Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

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The Bachelorette star's love life is now an open book

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Lawrence Schoen and his Klingon lullaby

Wake County Libraries annual book sale 1:38

Wake County Libraries annual book sale