‘Brood,’ a quiet meditation on the small stuff, makes for a perfect pandemic read

Jackie Polzin’s novel finds the joy in raising chickens, baking — even cleaning. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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An irresistible tale of early cinema makes for perfect summer reading

Dominic Smith’s “The Electric Hotel” explores the volatile intersection of art and commerce, among other themes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-08 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’

Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital. The post Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Libraries Can Help Us Make a More Perfect Union

Throughout our history, we've see that when we come together in civil, honest conversations based on facts and science, history and truth, we find commonality. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Make room for ‘Big Girl, Small Town’

Michelle Gallen’s winning novel documents one Irish woman’s effort to organize the chaos swirling around her. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-02 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Nikki Giovanni’s slightly raspy, slightly sibilant voice draws listeners into Make Me Rain,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-27 11:56:49 UTC ]
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Publishers, help us make this a 'reading Christmas', say booksellers

Booksellers are relying on support and innovation from publishers to help drive sales this year, as the industry's retailers urge the public to shop locally.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-19 07:03:01 UTC ]
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Three bookshops make Britain's Best Small Shop 2020 shortlist

Indie stores Mr B's, Books At The Dragon's Garden and Griffin Books (pictured) are in the running to be crowned Britain's Best Small Shop 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-22 09:29:05 UTC ]
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Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson, Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson embodies all of the joy and light of fourth grader Ryan Hart in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-02 09:13:44 UTC ]
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John Steinbeck and biographer William Souder make a perfect pair

“Mad at the World” captures Steinbeck in the kind of nuanced and unshowy prose that suits its subject. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-01 12:33:21 UTC ]
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Perfect Reading T-Shirts for the Book Fandom World

Your closet is asking you to add these reading t-shirts to it and up your book lover status. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-02 10:33:00 UTC ]
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Here’s what Bill Gates is reading and binging during the COVID-19 pandemic

After months of reading only coronavirus-related research, Gates is back to enjoying a good book and binging a good show every now and then. Yesterday Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates sat down with Fast Company’s editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta to talk about a range of topics... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-07-01 07:10:17 UTC ]
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40 Under Forty: Christopher Michael Schroeder aims to make New Mexico the most small business-friendly state

Through SOMOS ABQ, Schroeder and others celebrate what makes Albuquerque a unique place. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-10 18:50:00 UTC ]
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What Makes a Good Summer Reading Program?

We're talking to library staff about how libraries are working to plan for summer reading programs despite the limitations caused by a global pandemic. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-08 10:33:48 UTC ]
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The 5 books Bill Gates says you should read in the pandemic summer

The billionaire philanthropist’s regular reading list is informed by the coronavirus crisis, with books about pandemics, how to survive difficult times, and what policies can help us recover Bill Gates, who has spent years warning the world about pandemics and whose foundation is now supporting... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-05-18 13:00:16 UTC ]
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Editors predict feel-good reads will trump ‘pandemic lit’—for now

Editors and agents have backed escapism and feel-good fiction to succeed during the pandemic and in its aftermath, with Covid-19 fiction appearing to be some way off. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-10 15:38:41 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Small Press Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Have a quick bite of these excellent small press short story collections and anthologies sampling a wide variety of genres, themes, and perspectives. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-05 10:34:09 UTC ]
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Government brings in new loans to help pandemic-struck small businesses

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new micro-loan scheme for small businesses, to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-27 14:18:05 UTC ]
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Too overwhelmed to read books? A mom of four has figured out how to make it possible.

Even amid the chaos, you can find a quiet spot to turn pages. It may require some stealth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-24 11:48:06 UTC ]
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Pandemic spikes youth reading habits, TRA survey finds

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a spike in reading among young adults, a survey from The Reading Agency has found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:12:37 UTC ]
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