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Nancy Pearl On Books For The Campaign Trail

Steve Scher
08/06/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Life On Mars? The Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to land on the Red Planet early Monday morning. We'll talk to the manager of Western Washington University's planetarium, a self–described "space geek." He was chosen by NASA from a field of thousands to live tweet the event.

Nancy Pearl On Books For The Campaign Trail: There are less than 100 days to go before the 2012 presidential election. With nonstop campaigning and party conventions ahead, the candidates are going to be busy — certainly too busy to find a good book. What would you recommend they pick up? Nancy Pearl has a few ideas. We want to hear from you. Call 800.289.5869.

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Brad Snowder manages the Western Washington University Planetarium and lecturers in Western's physics and astronomy department.

Nancy Pearl is the author of "Book Lust," "More Book Lust," "Book Crush," and "Book Lust To Go." She is a regular commentator on KUOW and NPR's Morning Edition. She also hosts the Seattle Channel program "Book Lust with Nancy Pearl." In 2004, she won the National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. She's also been named Library Journal's 2011 Librarian of the Year. She joins us every month on "Weekday."

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