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Trusting the Reading Universe

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Staring at my pile of To Be Read books had begun to feel like staring at my closet full of clothes despairing at having nothing to wear. "To hell with it," I said to myself. "I'm just going to pick a book I want to read."

The First Of The Three R's Makes All The Difference

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

If you can't or won't help yourself by seeking out the newest and best, you and your company will eventually become irrelevant. It's your job to lead the way into the new territories, but you can't go blindly.

Great Books, Black College Style

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Marybeth Gasman

Many colleges and universities across the nation have Great Books curricula, but unfortunately, all too often, these curricula are not inclusive and merely showcase Western thinkers and mainly men.

On Dying With a Long Reading List, Writing, and Saying Goodbye to My Father

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

It was my father who fueled my love of books. My father's devotion to books encouraged and inspired me to become an avid reader and, eventually, a writer.

Reading Lists for When the Lights Go Out

Rachael Berkey | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy sweeping over the east coast this week, I scoured my bookshelves and put together my own Hurricane list.

9 Books You Should Have Read In High School

Maddie Crum | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Maddie Crum

I packed my bags for college having read every single one of Shakespeare's plays and Twain's novels, but not knowing who Jorge Luis Borges or Doris Lessing were. This is a huge problem.

Think Again: Political Dysfunction Summer Reading

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Books
Eric Alterman

The book business moves slowly. Our political dysfunction has been obvious for many years, but the topic is only now making its way into the nation's bookstores in a sustained fashion.

11 Amazing Thrillers To Read On The Beach

Ariel S. Winter | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Ariel S. Winter

If you are looking for a list of crime novels to take to the beach this summer other than the ones on the bestseller list, here are 11 books to consider.

This Summer's Hottest Reads, Hand-Picked by Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

It's summer reading club time at your local public library, but why should the kids get to have all the fun? We've been combing our shelves for this summer's best reading -- we hope you'll find your next pool, patio, or plane book here.

What You Were Reading When You Were 13

Zoe Triska | Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

There were quite a few regrettable things we did, thought, adored and listened to when we were 13. We liked Blink-182 (please don't tell anyone), had ...

Why Summer Reading Lists Bum Me Out

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books
Delia Lloyd

If you're like me, summer reading lists don't inspire excitement or inspiration. They merely inspire dread and a looming sense of failure.

Designers And Books: 50 Esteemed Designers Compile The Ultimate Book List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Designers and Books is a new online book list, with over 600 books chosen by esteemed members of the design community. From art books, to novels, and...