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7 Money Books You'll Actually Want to Read This Summer
There's something for almost everyone: for investing nerds, a compilation of Warren Buffet's little-known private partnership letters; for true-crime fans, a book about the greatest financial con artists of all time; and for history buffs, a look at ...

10 Career-Boosting Books For Your Summer Reading List
Have you read any of the books listed here? Are there any books by tech or business leaders that have proven helpful in your career? We'd like to keep adding to this list, so please share your recommendations in the comments. Kelly is an associate ...

Roald Dahl's 11 best — and worst — children's books, ranked
In honor of the occasion, we've taken it upon ourselves to create a definitive ranking of Dahl's children's books. Read on to find out where each one ended up. Please note that we only considered full-length works, not short stories, and that these ...

Harlequin to launch literary imprint Park Row Books
NEW YORK (AP) — Harlequin, the publisher synonymous with romance novels, is anxious to show off its literary side. The publisher told The Associated Press on Friday that it is launching an imprint called Park Row Books, dedicated to “thought-provoking ...

What do modern libraries loan? Human books
There are still epic tales of migration, inspiring stories of people overcoming hardship, and chronicles of religious or racial persecution. But in some places, there aren't any books -- instead, it's humans that are on loan. "A Human Library is just ...

Greenwich Library staff releases list of must-read summer books
GREENWICH — There are some books that you take away on summer vacation, and there are some you read at the beach or at home that simply take you away. Anyone looking for a summer book to dive into can turn to the Greenwich Library staff. The avid ...

Introducing Park Row Books
NEW YORK , July 1, 2016 /CNW/ -- MIRA Books announced today the official launch of Park Row Books , an exclusive line of thought-provoking and voice-driven novels by both celebrated and new authors. Park Row Books will be led by Margaret Marbury ...

Independent publisher Talking Book advances the audiobook industry
EARFUL: “In part because of smartphones and the recent excitement over podcasting, we're in the one medium in publishing that is actually growing in sales,” says Ben Matchar, second from right. The editor-in-chief of local audiobook publisher Talking ...

Will Season 8 Of 'Game Of Thrones' Go Beyond The Books? And No, It's Not Too Early To Ask About It
Or maybe TWoW doesn't come out before Season 7 (or ever, oh god), and my initial statement about the show continuing to move beyond the books will be correct, and I'll have worried myself to death over nothing. It truly is anyone's game (of thrones) at ...

Library at U-M to make 14M books accessible to blind, print-disabled users
More than 14 million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the ...

This American Life
NPR Books: Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer — "In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions. So imagine your favorite summer ...

Chisholm students gifted books
Chisholm Elementary students eagerly flipped through pages of new books on Thursday, given to them as part of their summer enrichment program. Donated by the Montgomery Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management as part of its annual ...

Hastings Asks Local Authors to Pull Their Books Amid Filing for
Texoma author, Julie Coley, said she is feeling sad and surprised Texas-based Hastings Entertainment asked her to pull her books off the shelf at the Wichita Falls location. "Well, it was unique because as a local author I could display my books in ...

Transport Yourself to Rio With These Olympic Books
If you can't make it to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, try picking up a book by or about an Olympian—or an Olympic sport—and come away with plenty of athletic inspiration. From the story of wheelchair athlete and Paralympian John Maclean, who ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a biography about the "real James Bond," and two cute new kids' picture books that offer up some summertime fun. Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov by ...

Books donated in memory of Sycamore Women's Club members
In her memory, the library purchased the book "The Gardener's Guide to Weather and Climate," by Michael Allaby. This "Science for Gardeners" title is listed as a Gardening Best Book of the Year by the journal Booklist. It provides in-depth information ...

The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In
Clearly, I've stumbled upon the national craze for adult coloring books. My first question was: Really? Yup. There are thousands of titles now for every adult coloring book you could imagine, and then some. According to jillions of websites, coloring ...

The Best Business and Economics Books for Summer
Isenberg traces the treatment (and mistreatment) of poor, white Americans back to the time of British colonization, discussing how ideas of class and economic inferiority have manifested. The book argues that poor white Americans have always played a ...

The best science fiction books for your summer reading list
“The perfect book for someone who says they don't like science fiction. ... I especially love this book because it gets into the lives of scientists and what it's like to work in a lab. The story is told from the point of view of Rebecca, who's the ...

Prufrock: Next Best Books, Remembering Geoffrey Hill, and More
Waller R. Newell on why we need "next best books": "I'm becoming more and more convinced that not only do we need the Great Books, but we just as much need what I call the Next Best Books — great histories, biographies, novels, and the memoirs of ...

Five Books To Read Over The Long Fourth Of July Weekend
With any luck, you'll be spending this long Fourth of July weekend stranded on some beach or soaking up the sun in a hammock, sipping on something fruity. You'll probably need something to occupy your time as you laze about, staving off any thoughts ...

Literary Hub's Book Marks Is Like Rotten Tomatoes for Books
Books Marks was launched by Literary Hub, a site that's dedicated to a mix of book news, excerpts, and original content and interviews. Book Marks aims to help book lovers discover new titles and foster lively conversations and communities around these ...

Wiesel Wrote More Than 40 Books About Holocaust, His Life
For more than a half-century, Elie Wiesel voiced his passionate beliefs to world leaders, celebrities and general audiences in the name of victims of violence and oppression. He wrote more than 40 books of fiction and non-fiction, but his most ...

Reese jumps into record books on Day 2 of Olympic Trials
Reese jumps into record books on Day 2 of Olympic Trials. 7/2/2016. EUGENE, OREGON -- Producing the longest leap in the world since 2004, Brittney Reese highlighted day two action at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field on Saturday at Hayward ...

Why Elie Wiesel's 'Night' Is One Of The Most Important Books You'll Ever Read
As the world celebrates Wiesel's contribution to the world — not only did he write 57 books, but he illuminated the terrors of the concentration camps so that others would understand what he and other prisoners experienced — take this opportunity to ...

Gay Talese Isn't Alone: Why Aren't More Books Factchecked?
Every few years, book publishing is hit by a major scandal. Someone like Jonah Lehrer is caught making up quotes. There were supposedly major factual inaccuracies in the controversial Primates of Park Avenue, and passages in Ben Carson's book were ...

8 nonfiction books to read this summer
Looking for a great nonfiction read? Below you'll find some of this summer's most recommended books. It's an eclectic bunch, including thought-provoking essays on race; two radically different explorations of animal obsession; revelations about the ...

Books are people, reading a conversation at Human Library of the Fox Valley
At the Human Library of the Fox Valley, people serve as the books, and reading is the conversations the "books" have with people who stop by to check out this unusual arrangement. It's a one-on-one way to gain knowledge. "At an event like a human ...

Think Too Much: Readers pick their books of summer
It doesn't have to be fiction; a good nonfiction book can make for an enthralling summertime read just as much as any thriller. Really, it doesn't even need to be a book with pages — an audiobook can be a book of summer, although I still believe that ...

6 bright ideas for summer science books
Summer reading is often light and airy, but those are qualities that don't usually apply to science books. Now that school's out, summer blockbusters are showing up in the theaters, and the vacation season has begun, here are a few recently published ...

Just for the fun of it, take these books to the beach
“The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena (Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 320 pages; Aug. 23): The first mistake the young married couple made was accepting a dinner party invitation from the friendly couple next door. Their second mistake: When the sitter for ...

Review: 'Bush,' a Biography as Scathing Indictment
The first sentence of his book: “Rarely in the history of the United States has the nation been so ill-served as during the presidency of George W. Bush.” The last: “Whether George W. Bush was the worst president in American history will be long ...

Looking for books about restoring old gardens
Book Challenge: I have recently been reading “Gardening for a Lifetime” by Sydney Eddison. She writes about how to simplify her gardens now that she is getting older. Also “Notes From Madoo: Making a Garden in the Hamptons” by Robert Dash. I really ...

Bernardston library fundraiser brings books to life
“Where the Wild Things Are” was just one of several books and poems that were read and songs that were sung during Cushman Library's first radio show fundraiser recently. Library staff have organized multiple fundraisers hoping to raise $5,000 to ...

Books can help bring patriotic past alive
I love to read all sorts of books, but historical fiction has always been one of my favorites. As you probably have guessed, books about the Revolutionary War in particular are featured in my library. One of my all-time favorites, which I read over and ...

"Street Of Eternal Happiness" Author Rob Schmitz Talks About China Writing, Books
Newly published “Street of Eternal Happiness” by Shanghai-based Marketplace correspondent Rob Schmitz has won strong reviews for its insights into the lives of ordinary mainland Chinese. Jennie Liu and Zhao Yifan from the Forbes Shanghai bureau ...

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Soared Without Books As Source Material
TV shows and movies that are based on books are always compared to their original source. That is nothing new. Seeing what the movie gets right from the original, and more pertinently, what it gets wrong, will always be a point of huge discussion ...

Rockwall Reads provides books
The Rockwall Independent School District Librarians and Nutrition Department, along with the Rockwall County Children's Librarians, have partnered in forming Rockwall Reads, a community outreach program designed to offer free books for children who ...

Former resident, author honored in 2016 Indie Book Awards
“Paralyzed Without Fear — A Family of Their Own” by North Carolina resident Jacqueline Dunkle, formerly of Bradford, Pa., with contributions from Erik and Jennifer Fugunt, has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of ...

Trump's Rise Inspires a Rush to Publish (and Exhume) Books About Him
There is also a mock children's book by the comedian Michael Ian Black titled “A Child's First Book of Trump,” and a collection from the cartoonist Garry Trudeau called “Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump.” (And in a sign that no publishing niche ...

5 recent books offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States
Author Joshua Kendall explores the relationship between the presidents of the United States and their children in his recent book, "First Dads: Parenting and Politics From George Washington to Barack Obama." Kendall observed that the way each president ...

'Ice Cream Books' is your delicious Instagram for summer reading
"Each pairing has some sort of connection, some more direct than others," explains Ice Cream Books. "For example: Gerrard Conley's Boy Erased, a memoir about surviving a conversion therapy program that promised to 'cure' him of homosexuality, is paired ...

Grassroots Books gives away 24000 books to local children 6 and under
The children were given bins of books to sort through, and then were able to look through other bins once they had run out of books in their first bin. The event is part of Grassroots Books' goal of providing 100,000 picture books to local children by ...

Library puts books in barbershops to shrink achievement gap
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The achievement gap begins long before the first day of kindergarten, and for students whose reading skills lag, the attempt to catch up can be daunting — and a new program is working to get books in the hands of boys even ...

Book publishing tips at July 9 event
All writers and aspiring writers interested in straight talk about independent book publishing are invited to come out Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library. Milton Davis, Fayetteville author and entrepreneur, will share his ...

'Being Jazz' and other best YA and children's books this month
A dog lies amid crumbs and chaos thinking, “Cake? What cake?” in Lynne Rae Perkins's picture book Frank and Lucky Get Schooled (Greenwillow, Ages 4-8). “Sometimes in History there are different versions of what really happened, depending on who is ...

My Little Free Library war: How our suburban front-yard lending box made me hate books and fear my neighbors
And after paying $18 for an heirloom tomato and a pair of zucchini, you can't blame a person for grabbing a free book. Indeed, this kind of neighborly interaction was exactly what my wife Heidi was hoping for when she got me the library for Hanukkah ...

Top 7 Best Upcoming Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books: July 2016
And now that Game of Thrones Season 6 has wrapped up, our Sunday nights have freed up, meaning we're going to have even more time to catch up on some reading. With that in mind, here are the top 7 best upcoming fantasy and sci-fi books to read in July ...

Two Intriguing Books By DBR Readers
Here at DBR we have literate and intelligent readers who occasionally write their own books and when we can, we like to link those books. Today we have two. First is an intriguing upcoming book by Amy Gary called In The Great Green Room: The ...

Mobile dev Neon Play bought by book publisher Hachette
Book publishing house Hachette has furthered its move into the world of games by purchasing mobile developer Neon Play. Neon Play is the UK studio known for titles such as Paper Glider, Flick Football and Panic Traffic London, as well as games based on ...


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