Five Gift-Worthy Design Books
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
EVEN IF YOU KNOW that someone on your gift list obsesses over interior design, books on the subject can miss the mark. A coffee-table tome dedicated to the wrong designer can be as unwelcome as a gluttonous holiday guest. Encyclopedic books on, say, 6th ... .. read more..

When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
One major theme that’s been running through science fiction recently is the rise of artificial intelligence and the impact that might have on humanity. As we continue to improve upon and refine machine learning, it seems inevitable that the development of a true AI will occur at some point. And... .. read more..

Best home decor books of 2017 cover a wide range
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Cozy but minimalist. Chic but industrial. Tiny spaces to one of the most iconic homes on the planet: the White House. My favorite home decor books this year cover a wide range of topics at both ends of the design spectrum. And whether your style is sleek ... .. read more..

Prescribed reading: Five of the best books by doctors
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt wins a readers’ choice award, we recommend five other author physicians. Please add to our notes Congratulations to Adam Kay, who has triumphed in the Books Are My Bag awards as readers’ choice of the year. This Is Going to Hurt, his diary of life as a junior d... .. read more..

The beautiful Airstream myth and painful RV reality of life on the road
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
“You have taken over the job of creating desire, and have transformed people into constantly moving happiness machines. Machines which have become the key to economic progress.” So said the secretary of commerce and next president, Herbert Hoover, to a group of PR men in 1928, after America’s dec... .. read more..

‘They hug the books.’ Young readers build libraries with help from Durham don...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Imagine a community in which every child owns books by the dozens, reads all summer long, and personally chooses every book in his or her home library. That’s the vision that drives Ginger Young and the Durham group she runs, Book Harvest. “Every child ... .. read more..

Six Books For The Ladies In Your Life Who Are Destined To Be Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
For all the bad 2017 brought, it was (at least for me) a year of really good books. I returned to old favorites, caught up on some “meaning to read forevers,” and dove into the goodness that 2017 releases had to offer. Of the books I read this year ... .. read more..

The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The author’s ‘artist of choice’ Paul Kidby introduces some of the images he produced during their decades-long collaboration Continue reading... .. read more..

DC School Chancellor Spent Only A Third Of Budget On Class Books And Supplies...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The last district operated by the new chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools is in big financial trouble, according to a Wednesday report. Antwan Wilson, appointed by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in 2017 to the chancellorship, previously served ... .. read more..

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman review – an enchanting prequel to Practic...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Hoffman displays her magic touch once again as she relates the witchy sisters’ family backstory in a novel set in 1950s New York The almost supernaturally prolific American author Alice Hoffman has taken a busman’s holiday this year to pen a little fan fiction: a prequel to her own bestselling no... .. read more..

7 New Books We Recommend This Week
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Politics plays the leading role in this week’s list of recommendations, starting with Joe Biden’s memoir about his son Beau’s death from brain cancer in 2015 — a revealing look at fulfilling the duties of the vice presidency while caring for, and ... .. read more..

Top 10 books about mental hospitals
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
From the horrors of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to hopeful stories of recovery, here are some of the best books about these much feared institutions Both real and fictional psychiatric institutions are often described in books as places filled with fear, manipulation and danger. Authors frequ... .. read more..

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard review – the poison of patriarchy
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
In this brilliant book, the classicist charts misogyny from ancient Greece and Rome to today, and issues a clarion call that it is not women but power that must change At the end of Mary Beard ’s SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome of 2015, she describes taking her kids to the Colosseum in Rome, whe... .. read more..

Mythos review – the Greek myths get the Stephen Fry treatment
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Fry’s retellings have stiff competition, are limited in selection and sometimes appear to be set in North London. But they have real charm Ever since William Godwin persuaded Charles Lamb to retell The Odyssey as a novel for younger readers in The Adventures of Ulysses (1808), the myths of ancien... .. read more..

Great books for downsizers, travelers, and spiritual seekers
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The best prescription for healthy aging: Keep on moving. That message runs through this year’s best books for the years ahead, with recommended pathways that actively engage mind, body, spirit or any combination thereof. “AgeProof: Living Longer ... .. read more..

Native son: an interview with James Baldwin - archive, 22 November 1962
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
22 November 1962 As his second novel, Another Country, is about to be published, James Baldwin talks about his return to New York after nearly nine years in France A unanimous sigh of relief went up from James Baldwin’s friends when be returned to New York after nearly nine years in France. They ... .. read more..

Outlander: If the Show Follows the Books, Here's What Will Happen to Jamie
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. For three seasons, Outlander fans have been swooning left and right over Sam Heughan's portrayal of Jamie Fraser on the Starz drama series. He's a near-perfect hero — as executive ... .. read more..

The Top 10 Young Adult and Children's Books of 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
SoHo Teen; Balzer + Bray; Roaring Brook Press; Dutton Books for Young Readers; Penguin Random House; Photo Illustration by Kim Bubello By Lucy Feldman November 21, 2017 IDEAS Lucy Feldman is the News Editor for Motto. Some of the most difficult issues ... .. read more..

5 books anyone looking for a new job should read
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Whether you're getting ready to start a new job search or looking for ways to bring new energy to an ongoing one, a little extra knowledge can help a lot. Consider boosting your job-search intelligence by picking up one of these good books for job seekers. .. read more..

Helen Garner, Peter Carey and Alexis Wright on what they're reading in November
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
In our monthly round-up of Australian books, Richard Fidler, Alex Miller and Fiona Wright talk up their new releases – and the ones they’re looking forward to Continue reading... .. read more..

Simon Critchley on football, philosophy and his new book 'What We Think About...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Simon Critchley discusses his new book "What We Think About When We Think About Soccer" in which he argues that soccer can give us insight into philosophy and what it means to be a human being in the world. .. read more..

Stargazing across millennia in 'Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World'
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Enclosed in total darkness, save for the soft outline of our own blue planet curving far below, a man in a puffy white space suit free-floats through space. The black is so deep and endless, and the earth from that vantage point so alien, that he looks positively inconsequential. He could be a... .. read more..

Doctor's diary This is Going to Hurt wins public vote for book of the year
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Adam Kay’s firsthand account, first published as a rebuke to the health secretary during the dispute with junior doctors, takes readers’ choice award A doctor’s irreverent and heartbreaking diaries, published as a rebuke to the government in the pay dispute with junior doctors, has been voted the... .. read more..

Helen Dunmore's final poems lead shortlists for 2017 Costa prizes
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Inside the Wave, in which the poet reflected on her own impending death, joins diverse contenders in poetry, fiction, biography and children’s books Helen Dunmore’s final poetry collection, in which the award-winning author contemplates her terminal cancer diagnosis and impending death, has been ... .. read more..

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