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16 Gift Ideas for Your Guitar Playing Bookworm

Jason Landry | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Jason Landry

As someone who has interviewed a lot of guitar players, I also spend quite a bit of time reading about them. If you are thinking about buying the guitar player on your holiday wish list a book this year, you might consider one of these titles.

From Navy SEAL to a Lifetime Dedicated to Teaching the Importance of Proper Exercise: Meet Fred Stellabotte!

Rachel Straub, MS, CSCS | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Straub, MS, CSCS

Weight training is Stellabotte's forte. He has trained champion bodybuilders, as well as professional athletes, triathletes, and members of the general public. According to Stellabotte, weight training is the only way to sculpt your body.

I Need Coffee: Run Your Writing Like a Business

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

As I've published more books and paying articles, earning more money from writing, and as I've started making money as a writing consultant, things have changed. First, I quit my day job. Second, I got even more real with my writing business. Here's what I've done to run my writing business like a business, one that can sustain itself.

What to Read Next: Holiday Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Looking for some good reads that go with hot chocolate and lazy vacation days? Check out these picture books for Christmas and Hanukkah, along with stirring novels and nonfiction for tweens and teens.

49 Incredible Books From 49 Different Countries

TED | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts

Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and Americ...

16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.03.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, actor Matt McGorry gave a shout out to Michelle Alexander's powerful book on mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow. "I'm embar...

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.03.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Anyone who's ever been irked by improper use of a semicolon or a misplaced comma will find a kindred spirit in Lynne Truss, a British journalist and novelist whose bestselling book covers all manner of mistakes in the English language.

50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

5 Ways Authors Can Promote Their Books

Chuck Boyce | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Chuck Boyce

So you've written a book demonstrating your authority in your field of expertise. Great! Now you want people to read it. In addition to announcing your book's release in a syndicated Press Release, don't forget these effective ways to get the word ou

Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.02.2015 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2015, click here. ...

15 Healthy Eating/Cooking Books Published in 2015

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Books
Jill L. Ferguson

The following 15 books were all published this year and would make great holiday gifts because they offer a wealth of recipes, nutrition tips, gorgeou...

Book Review: "Short Flights"

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

My interest in aphorisms started, oddly enough, after reading William Blake's "Proverbs of Hell" in his magnificent work "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." These sardonic little gems fascinated me with their succinct beauty. Here was something that was neither poetry nor prose yet could contain both with great potency.

Review: Randy Brown's 'Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire'

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

One of the unique things surrounding America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the extraordinary number of books written by servicemen and women. Un...

5 Things Everyone Says to First Time Authors

Angela Keck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Angela Keck

I was thrilled last month to sign a contract with a publisher to publish my first romantic suspense novel under the pen name, Angela Evans. The reactions I have received from friends and family as I share my news has been varied, and yet still followed a predictable path.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Food Lover: Cookbooks!

Jamie Schler | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Jamie Schler

I know that if you are on this food page and that if you are anything like I am, then you have at least one loved one, one friend who would love nothing more for Hanukkah or Christmas than a really great cookbook or two. And admit it, you have a cookbook or two on your own list every year, as well, the list you leave for others (or Santa) to find, don't you?

11 Books To Help Us Explore The Peace-Loving Baha'i Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion

In a time of religious tension and violence, the Baha'i Faith stands out as a tradition that emphasizes the essential unity of humanity. Less than 20...

A Poetic Treasure Hunt That Beguiles and Entrances

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.30.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

It's all delicious and addictive, but on top of the central mystery, there is so much more to relish in the book. Byatt's satire of academia is pitch perfect with characters representing different strains of scholarship joining the hunt.

It's Beginning to Read A Lot Like Christmas

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Are you looking to take a break from the holiday shuffle, sink into your favorite chair by the tree, and read? If so, here's some books to help restore your holiday spirit.

Review: Blogging Death, and Searching for Meaning in a Painful Decline

The National Book Review | Posted 11.28.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

When Bruce Kramer, a Minnesota professor of education, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - or Lou Gehrig's disease - in 2010, his world exploded. Kramer began writing a blog to capture the agony of his physical deterioration and his struggle to hold onto the splintered pieces of his life

What's the Greatest Gift You Can Give? Time? Money?

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, including the highest-selling memoir of all time - Tuesdays with Morrie - is out with a poignant new novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,

Romance Finally Breaks WaPo's 'No Self-Published Books' Rule

Taylor Marsh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Taylor Marsh

The Washington Post including a self-published romance novel in Sarah MacLean's "best of 2015" furthers the growth of the romance genre, even if MacLean "didn't think she was doing anything particularly radical by including a self-published book."

Top 10 Love and Relationship Books

Chad Stone LD | Posted 11.25.2015 | Divorce
Chad Stone LD

The period after a breakup is the perfect time for a little post-relationship debriefing with trusted friends. It's also a great time for some self-reflection about what you're looking for in a new relationship. This self-reflection often includes reading up on love and relationships to make sure you are wiser and better equipped for relationship success.

12 Literary Families to Invite Over for Thanksgiving

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Thanksgiving means more than just turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Our favorite part of the holiday is spending it with our families. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 12 literary families that will make you love your own family even more.

From Gay Oppression to Women's Equality: The Evolution of a Novel

Greg Hogben | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Hogben

I set out to write a book to shift the narrative of the gay community and the church. Instead, I ended up writing a different story. After broader exposure to the vast challenges standing in the way of achieving the true definition of equality, the novel aims to shift the narrative of women, the LGBT community, and the determination we all need to achieve real and concrete progress for both.

3 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In The Human Spirit | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

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