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Smithsonian Libraries: Bestselling Author Katherine Neville Talks Hidden Wonders and Adopt-a-Book Program

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Six years ago, I became the first author ever appointed to serve on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Libraries, in Washington, D.C. Even though I recognized what a great honor it was to be invited onto the board of this prestigious and unique institution, I never realized how wonderful it would be for me, personally, to be plunged into this world of fascinating rare books. Like most authors who write bestsellers with historic plots, I love real history coming alive before my eyes: our Smithsonian Libraries comprise the most important museum library system anywhere in the history of the world, chock full of amazing books and documents that we can actually hold in our hands, share with others —…

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Lonely Planet Suggests the 50 Best Museums, Bars and Beaches to Blow Your Mind

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Enter to win these books below!!! Every time that we receive packages from Lonely Planet we are instantly excited even before we see what’s inside. And this time was no different when we received these three fantastic little travel-sized books with summer activities for anyone on any budget. The first one I picked up is 50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind and I was happy to find that the third beach listed was Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico, a place that I’ve recently traveled to. I was taken with its long stretch of white sand and the remnants of an old war tank that has been painted and turned into a surreal piece of artwork. Stick around for dusk at this…

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