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OKG Newsletter

Topic: books

Pastor and seminary student Adam Shahan didn't realize he had a book in him, but the result is sci-fi's 'Fall of the Four'


Rod Lott
When Adam Shahan let friends and family read his first attempt at a novel, he told them he wanted their honest feedback. He got it.
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Geek love

Satisfy your inner nerd at Science Museum Oklahoma’s gift shop.


Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beach reads

Whether it’s the beach, the public pool or your own tub, we’ve got a cool summer reading list for these hot days. And don’t dismiss ‘beach reads’ as mere fluff.


Kathy Wheeler
“Beach reads” is a catchy little term, isn’t it? But how would one go about finding out what a beach read is? Or what actually might constitute a beach read?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book learning

A local father-daughter duo penned a book together. It was a learning experience, but they’re already working on the sequel.


Emily Summars
Book signings, public appearances and sales — not exactly the life of a 12-year-old. That is, unless you’re Anna McKinley, whose days are filled with science camps, catapults and “The Pirate Bride.”
Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Oklahoma historian Alvin Turner based his new book of poetry on hangings.


Ryan Querbach
In April of 1909, a vigilante mob hanged four men awaiting trial as murder suspects in Ada. Jim Miller, Jesse West, Joe Allen and D.B. Burrell were set to stand trial for the murder of Gus Bobbitt when the angry mob estimated at around 40 people took matters into their own hands.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Zep’s on tour!

The aeronautical contraption takes to the metro skies.

OK, so I’m reading a really fun series right now that is basically a steampunk re-imagining of World War I. The “Leviathan” series is just as cool as it sounds and involves fleets of massive airships/Zeppelins/flying whale-beasties. (And the final book comes out in two weeks — yay!)

Just in time for my “Leviathan” love, the Farmers Airship is floating into Oklahoma City this weekend.

The airship is a Zeppelin, which is different than a blimp in that it has an internal framework. It’s one of only two Zeppelins flying in the world and it’s massive — 246 feet long (that’s longer than a Boeing 747). The airship can carry 12 passengers and offers views from every large window (including one from the bathroom), plus a 180-degree rear observation window dubbed the “love seat.”

The Zeppelin will dock at Wiley Post Airport and offer public flights Sept. 10 and 11. There are 30-minute sight-seeing flights or longer sunset flights available, plus charters. Check out the website for reservation info.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.06.2011 2 years ago
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Blacktop book

From pavement to page, America’s historic highway comes alive in the photographs collected in ‘Route 66 Sightings.’


Rod Lott
Route 66 Sightings
3 p.m. Saturday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Read this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
The author of a nonfiction book about Washington’s failures to stop Rwandan genocide in 1994 will hold a book signing.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Oklahoma book holiday gift guide

Here’s a novel idea: Give the pleasure of state-related reading this holiday season.


Rod Lott
As Full Circle Bookstore owner Jim Tolbert told me last year, “At Christmas, people come back to books. A book is a gift.”
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to date your dragon

Best-selling and award-winning OKC authors release parody nonfiction.


Jenn Scott
Dating can be trying, at best. Maybe, just maybe, you’ve been dating the wrong kind of man — like, the living kind.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012