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Welcome to Book Island

Where are books loved more than anywhere else on Earth? It just might be the tiny Scandinavian nation of Iceland. In the U.S., the biggest gifts tend to change each Christmas. There’s often a “hot ticket” item that adults want, or a fad toy that every kid asks for; for example, this year millions of […]

Happy Birthday, Betty White!

The beloved actress turns 96 today. Here are some things you might not have known about everybody’s favorite Golden Girl. “Betty” was a very popular name for girls and women in the mid-20th century, and it’s usually a nickname for “Elizabeth.” Not in the case of Betty White. Her real name is Betty White—her parents […]

New Year, New Laws

It’s 2018 now, which means a bunch of laws passed by legislatures around the country have now taken effect. Here are some of the most interesting and amusing ones. Facebook Checks Keep posting those Facebook rants about what a jerk your boss is…if you live in Vermont. Employers in the Green Mountain State are now […]