My name is Chanel and I collect a lot of stuff.
Doing black history means more than just finding black people in the archives and stating whether they did or did not do something.
It can be difficult to find a writer with a fresh voice that draws the reader in and inspires a genuine feeling of pleasure from the act of reading. In Andra Watkins' second book, Not Without My Father: One Woman's Walk of the 444-Mile Natchez Trace the reader will not be disappointed.
Bookstores? They need to adapt and change, too, as many have. Because they are valuable, sacrosanct for some. Holy places. The church of the passionate reader, the beloved local business that nurtures local writers; a community's heart and soul thriving on that most precious of commodities: ideas, words, art, emotion.
Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone novels. As Alicia Scott, she's written romance novels.
Just as an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for small, furry mammals, a new wave of planetary disruptions is about to occur. The new asteroid is called "exponential technology." It is going to wipe out industries in a similar manner to the rock that fell to Earth during the Cretaceous. That is the premise of a new book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
You learn that in order to succeed, you have to assimilate to a culture that is not your own and does not welcome you, no matter what you do.
Rupi Kaur's book is divided into four chapters that each address a different kind of struggle, culminate in a different kind of growth. By the final chapter, Kaur becomes the sister you never had. I was fortunate enough to chat with the young writer and this exciting chapter in her life.
Reading brings many benefits for kids: it helps them expand, organize and get to know their environment and the world around them.
It was the subtitle of Amy Fusselman's new book, Savage Park, that got my attention: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die.
I understood that the authors were products of their society and a western culture that was ingrained with Jew-hatred, but it still pushed me out of the book the way a plot implausibility can make you lose faith in a movie.
The story behind tabloid journalism; what it's all about and what makes it so palatable. A brief history of yellow journalism through a study of word origins and its beginnings.
I suppose I could have forgotten The House of Mirth and just shrugged her off as another WASP writer stewing in her class prejudices. But I enjoyed Wharton's work too much, had written about it and even taught her fiction over the years. And The House of Mirth is just too powerful a book to ignore.
West was a Queen of the soundbite. She was also a Queen of chiasmus -- a little rhetorical device that adds style to any presentation or piece of writing.
There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?
Whether preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis or raising money from investors, remember one thing at your next public speaking engagement: Once you step on stage you are in show business.
This book is for everyone who is struggling. This book is for everyone who needs a good story to show them some ways out and that it is possible. That we all have the power to change our lives; the power to define our own happy ending.
After doing some reading, I became convinced that the key to living that next chapter of my life might be recording this chapter and envisioning the future using pen on paper. Journaling could be the key to progress.
by Deepti Kapoor
Published on January 20th, 2015
by Miranda July
Published on January 13th, 2015
by Peter Buwalda, translated by Jonathan Reeder
Published on January 13th, 2015
by Richard McGuire
Published on December 9th, 2014