Why is Willa Cather important?

Like me, you may have first discovered Willa Cather through My Antonia. Perhaps, you learned to love her style and prose, the dark irony...

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Revisiting ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

The recent launch of the Hulu Handmaid's Tale mini-series has drawn us back to the trappings of Margaret Atwood's dystopian science fiction novel, but...

Health

Want to live longer? Read

Beyond simple education and adventure, reading has so many life-long benefits for us -- no matter what our age(s) or levels of experience. But,...
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An end or beginning…

There's news that Tanith Lee has passed. Like so many, I've been browsing through the tributes, remembering the writer I thought I knew --...

A Reading Solution for the New Year

Despite your best efforts, it's sometimes difficult to stick with your plan to finish that list of books. You have the best of intentions....
Books

Hillary Clinton and Her Books

Whatever your thoughts on Hillary Clinton and the volatility in the political realms, there's one figure who continues to fascinate me, not only because...
Words

What First Words Are These? First Lines In Favorite Books!

You probably already know many of these lines (and words) by heart! They are the first moments of the grandest experiences in our lives....

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Where Will You Host Your Book Club? That Is The Question…

If you've ever been in a book club, you may have experienced any number of different scenarios for the set-up, facilitation and orientation of...
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Resurrecting Norse Myth

Neil Gaiman is releasing a book about Norse mythology. That news would likely be quickly shuffled aside and forgotten, if it weren't for Gaiman's...

Multicultural Children’s Books Day 2018

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/18) is in its 5th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia...
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Ulysses

Ulysses, by James Joyce, is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century; but it's also one of the most complicated books in...
Health

Get Healthy – Health Books

Reading health books is important, but you may not yet know why... After all, you've probably already seen the countless studies that indicate that it's...

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‘Don’t Feed the WorryBug’ @WorryWooMonster

It's Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge... Here's one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don't Feed the WorryBug!  My 3-year-old...