Book End: Weekend of June 10, 2011

by Alex on June 10, 2011

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 Hawaii.

Here’s some interesting book news first:

Digital Menehune

I received word from J. Arthur Rath III that …

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2010 Hawaii Book & Music Festival Recap

by Alex on May 20, 2010


The 2010 Hawaii Book & Music Festival (HBMF) ended this past Sunday, and Hawaii Book Blog had a blast!  Misty and I got to meet a lot of great people for the first time and rekindled with a number of …

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Dan Kois, Author of “Facing Future,” Coming To Hawaii…

by Alex on May 12, 2010

“Thorough and precise.” -Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser

“Like liner notes on steroids.” -Honolulu Magazine

“A book I would recommend for local and outsider alike.” -Hawai’i Book Blog

“Brilliant.” -New York magazine


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Book Review: Facing Future

by Alex on April 6, 2010

What I do is minimum effort, but maximum pleasure.  That’s part of being Hawaiian, brah.  —Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

If you’re reading this, you’re either from Hawaii and know Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or you’ve heard the film/TV/wedding rehearsal staple “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What …

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