Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Fairs Will See An Increase In Censorship Attempts This Year: Book Censorship News, September 15, 2023

A right-wing book publisher has a solution to Scholastic Book Fairs: their own. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-15 10:40:00 UTC ]
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If your New Year’s resolution is to read more books this year, this is why you shouldn’t | Max Liu

From ‘all the books I read this month’ pictures on Instagram to Goodreads targets, we are forgetting to read for pleasureHow long will it take you to read this article? It would almost certainly take me longer. On average, adults read about 240 words a minute, but I always exceed those pesky... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-12-31 09:00:13 UTC ]
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Book Critics’ Most Anticipated Summer Reads

NPR critics reveal their summer TBRs, Reese brings back the YA book club, and the sexiest book of summer isn't a rom-com. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-05-29 16:17:51 UTC ]
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Why Do We Even Read?: Book Censorship News, February 9, 2024

Thanks to algorithms, our digital worlds are created for us, not by us. As a result, libraries are seen by some as scary because they reach an entire community—not just an individual. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-02-09 12:30:00 UTC ]
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A Book Club Took 28 Years to Read ‘Finnegans Wake.’ Now, It’s Starting Over.

The group in California started on the notoriously challenging novel by James Joyce in 1995. In October, it reached the end. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-07 10:40:10 UTC ]
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It took 28 years, but this book club finally finished reading Finnegans Wake

After 28 years, a book club in Venice, Calif., has finally finished reading Finnegans Wake by James Joyce — but the club's founder Gerry Fialka would argue you're never really done reading it. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-11-14 22:49:00 UTC ]
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The Critics’ Picks: A Year in Reading

New York Times book critics discuss their favorite books and memorable reading experiences of 2022. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-12-09 20:04:15 UTC ]
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These are the books all the rich people will be reading in the metaverse this year.

Did you know that J.P. Morgan releases a summer reading list every year? (I didn’t, and I’m the person who does these.) Last week, the bank (??) announced its 23rd annual (??) summer reading list, which “invit[es] readers worldwide to explore the adventures, discoveries and new ideas that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-02 14:46:06 UTC ]
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What will we be reading next year? Five biggest trends from the London book fair

The publishing jamboree was finally back after a two year break with clues of what we can expect in bookshops once all the deals are signedAfter two years off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the London book fair, one of the biggest international literary events, returned in full force last... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-04-13 12:56:37 UTC ]
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The best books to read by the fire: Let’s talk about our favorites in science fiction and fantasy

Feeling nostalgic? Try ‘The Chronicles of Prydain.’ For something more modern, there’s ‘The Midnight Bargain. And so many more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-01-03 23:00:00 UTC ]
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12 books I should have reviewed this year: A critic’s lament

There were too many worthy books, but I had too little time — and, alas, too many excuses. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-28 13:00:00 UTC ]
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What to read in April: A critic’s pick of books that aren’t on the bestseller list

From the ‘The Madman’s Library’ and ‘The Best of R.A. Lafferty’ to ‘Dog-Eared’ and ‘The Cookie Chronicles’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-07 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Darling Reads and Maldon Books named newcomers of the year

Indie bookshops Darling Reads in West Yorkshire and Maldon Books in Essex have jointly won the National Book Tokens Newcomer of the Year award for 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-24 15:41:28 UTC ]
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Marcus Rashford's book club couldn't come at a better time – children's reading is at a 15-year low

Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-11-20 16:53:51 UTC ]
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The 20 reads book people actually want this year

Check out our 2020 holiday book gift guide for the best non-fiction and fiction picks for literary enthusiasts on your list. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-30 15:00:05 UTC ]
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To understand the Trump era, a Post critic read 150 books

Carlos Lozada finds that the best works are those least focused on the president. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-08 09:18:55 UTC ]
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Tell Us Your Favorite Fall Food and We’ll Tell You What National Book Award Nominee to Read

Autumn means changing leaves, apple-based baked goods, decorative gourds, pumpkin spice lattes—and an avalanche of literary award longlists. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the must-read National Book Award nominees you’re now realizing you didn’t read, why not base your TBR pile off of... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-09-25 11:00:06 UTC ]
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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-14 10:30:00 UTC ]
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For a lot of book lovers, rereading old favorites is the only reading they can manage at the moment

If you’re wondering why rereads are what you most want, the answer is simple: Your brain, much like the rest of you, is tired. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-02 12:00:00 UTC ]
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