Required reading: books set up in Sarasota

Tthank God for the books. It’s a sentiment we would share anytime, but especially now, after weeks of coronavirus updates, economic uncertainty, social distancing and isolation, and the closure of some of our favorite haunts. A good book can temporarily take you away from it all, putting you in an …

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Five classic books to read on a rainy weekend

Can’t take a nice walk or go to the beach because of those big gray clouds hanging over you? Don’t worry, it won’t weaken your plans. Take advantage of this free time to indulge in simple pleasures. Brew yourself a cup of hot chocolate and make yourself comfortable by your …

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Five underrated classic books

I’m not proud of it, but unfortunately there are some writers whose work I do not discuss until after they die. So although I vaguely heard of the late great Paule Marshall, contemporary of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, I finally decided to open …

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Alaska school board rolls back ban on classic books

Following widespread protests from local citizens and national groups including the National Coalition Against Censorship, an Alaskan school board voted 6 to 1 to reverse its decision to withdraw five classic works of fiction from the Grade 11 English language reading list. Students will again be able to read: I …

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7 Classic Books You Can Complete In A Weekend During Lockdown

With a little more time for us in the foreseeable future, and another socially distanced holiday weekend on the horizon at the end of May, we’re going to have to start looking for new ways to keep things interesting like the conditions of the COVID pandemic. -19 Continue. Maybe an …

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Five classic books banned from the Alaska School District | UPDATE

UPDATE 7/7/2020 – The Mat-Su School Board held a meeting on 6/5/2020 where members were to reconsider their original decision. After hours of testimony, the vast majority of which supported conservation of the books, the board voted to defer their new vote until a meeting later in May. The NCAC …

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Coronavirus Notebook: Finding Solace and Connection in Classic Books

In this time of crisis, we are reminded that literature offers historical empathy and perspective, breaking down the isolation that we feel curled up in our homes to connect, across time zones and centuries, with others. who have experienced similar events. It evokes our worst nightmares (Poe’s Mask of Red …

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Children prefer storybooks filled with detailed information: Study

We often see that there is a natural desire in children to know what is going on around them. The same insatiable appetite also manifests when reading, as children prefer storybooks loaded with informal information, a study suggests. Although the researchers were aware of children’s interest in causal information, they …

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Kids prefer storybooks filled with detailed information, study says

ANI | Update: Apr 19, 2020 3:53 PM STI Washington DC [USA], April 19 (ANI): It is often seen that there is a natural desire in children to know what is going on around them. The same insatiable appetite also manifests itself when reading, as children prefer story books loaded …

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9 classic books worth reading at least once in your life

Relationships end. Seasons change, nothing in life is constant, but books are. These are the most reliable and enduring joys with which the world is blessed. There’s nothing more alluring than the fact that books have the timeless ability to take you to a whole other world. They speak to …

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Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities read books on social media to entertain us

Courtesy of YouTube (screenshot) Our favorite celebrities are reading to us while we’re all staying home, and it really is a wonderful thing. In times of crisis, the world comes together in unexpected ways. A simple yet sweet way to find celebrities who read us everything from children’s books to …

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Stratford mum reads children’s books on YouTube amid coronavirus

STRATFORD, CT — On the day schools in Stratford closed in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Monica Short decided to take story time online. In the past few weeks, elementary school parent Eli Whitney has uploaded several YouTube videos of herself reading children’s books. “I just really …

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Dolly Parton and LeVar Burton Spread Reading Books

As people across the country continue to social distance in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some celebrities are getting creative to entertain their homebound followers. The Var Burton and Dolly Parton? They want to read books to you. Monday, Country Music Legend Dolly Parton announced “Goodnight …

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What We Read: Books That Help Us Get Through These Uncertain Times

While we are cocooned at home, doing our best to keep social distance, we can still enjoy the comforts of old friends. By this we mean the authors we love and the books we devour. Our editors weigh surprising topics on their bedside tables right now. The Ledger of Spool …

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Amy Adams reads books to kids on Instagram

Loading Something is loading. “Vice” actress Amy Adams made a point of joining Instagram until Monday. She created an account in the middle of coronavirus outbreak to help affected children. “I have decided to finally join in shining a spotlight on the children across the country who need our help …

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Here’s why Olaf’s voice artist Josh Gad is reading books to kids online

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing children and parents to stay home across the world, it has also led people to worry about the future and what it brings. In order to lift people’s spirits and encourage them to stay positive during these difficult times, American actor Josh Gad, who is …

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5 benefits of reading books

Gone are the days when only geeks read books. These days, many smart CEOs of large multinational organizations read a book every week, yes a book every week, and they love and want to read even more. According to a Yale University study, people who read books live two years …

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World Book Day 2020: Buying storybooks for children? Five Common Mistakes Parents Make!

As a parent who spent most of his spare time in bookstores, here are some common mistakes I’ve seen parents make when walking into a bookstore to buy books for their children. World Book Day 2020: As the world prepares to celebrate World Book Day on March 5th, it is …

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Why don’t people read books anymore?

There are a growing number of people who simply don’t read books anymore. There are no specific reasons why this happens, some are forced to read books in English class and just don’t read anymore. Others don’t read books, but read news articles and online blogs, but not books. why …

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How Reading Books Helps Your Brain Recharge

Opinions expressed by Contractor the contributors are theirs. Imagine being the founder of not one but of them companies dedicated to books and not finding the time to read them. This is the situation in which Hugh McGuire, founder of LibriVox and Pressbooks, found himself a few years ago. Like …

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Barnes & Noble Tried To Create ‘Diversity’ Editions Of Classic Books – And The Internet Said ‘Ummm No’

Representation matters. Diversity is extremely important. This is especially true when it comes to literature. Specifically, literature for children and young adults. For children, the stories they read at a young age are the ones that stay with them forever. Many marginalized children do not see themselves in literature that …

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How reading books instead of news made me a better citizen

from consume-information department As the 2020 presidential race kicks into high gear, I find myself telling friends about an important lesson I learned the last time the primary season rolled around. During the run-up to the 2016 election, as now, vitriol dominated the headlines. Rather than being knowledgeable, reading on …

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30 classic books to read aloud to your kids and ignite their love of reading

If you’re planning to celebrate World Reading Aloud Day on February 5, you’ll want a list of classic books to read aloud to your children. This list includes classic picture books to keep young children entertained as well as more advanced chapter books with charming and memorable characters that you …

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Classic books to read if you liked “Little Women”

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are perhaps the most iconic sisters in literature and now the big screen. Greta Gerwig’s film “Little woman“captured the hearts and minds of so many who first encountered these characters or were reintroduced to old friends. The March sisters have a special magic, which has …

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How two women quietly reading books in a SF bar sparked an introverted revolution

(Originally published January 7, 2020. The group is now reuniting in lineevery second Sunday of the month.) In 2012, Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich were sipping wine at Bistro Central Parc, a cozy French restaurant near the Panhandle in San Francisco, decorated with twinkling garlands. They complained about …

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20 of the best short classic books under 200 pages

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s a common complaint that the best classic books tend to be the longest as well. In 1779, Dr Samuel Johnson described lost paradise like a book that “no one has ever wished …

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How to help your children learn to love reading books – Orange County Register

Before moving across the country and becoming the children’s book editor of the New York Times Book Review, Maria Russo spent 10 years in Southern California. As a former Los Angeles Times staffer and editor of Pasadena Magazine, Russo remains a fan of the area and one of its oldest …

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Ten Classic Books Every Lesbian Should Read

1. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (1973) Brown broke new ground with her lesbian love affair, and in doing so, gave permission for many girls to put aside their JuicyFruit gum to embrace the rubyfruit inside. With a lot of humor and an “Everydyke” quality, this 1973 novel remains …

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The Joys of Listening to Audiobooks While Reading Books

It’s official, the world of books can’t get enough audiobooks. This creates a win-win situation for publishers and bookworms. Audio sales are booming and keeping the industry afloat, while we readers get our fix of literature while doing other things like cooking, sewing, gardening, and driving, among other activities. While …

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Strategies for Reading Books You Already Have

The pile of books is more than half my height again. It’s getting out of hand because all of a sudden I’m reading six books for an article or I went to ComicCon or it was Tuesday and I was sad about it and, damn it, I deserve good things. …

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Classic books you need to add to your reading list

The classics are always relevant, especially when it comes to literature and music. It is absolutely brilliant to read the classic books of the greatest novelists of all time, from Charles Dickens to Dan Brown. Their lyrics take you on thrilling journeys and adventures, leaving you with a strange sense …

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25 classic books that were banned

National Library Week is an opportunity to celebrate the most influential books in literary history. But not all of the novels considered classics today received instant praise. Many beloved titles have had to overcome years of censorship before securing places on mandatory reading lists and library shelves. the American Library …

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Five classic books filled with wisdom you shouldn’t miss reading

You only live once, but the readers, in that one lifetime, acquire the wisdom of thousands. When you read a great book, you imagine yourself in that place that the writer described as a little piece of paradise. You experience both happiness, sadness, excitement, and agonizing anxiety as you turn …

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Introduce your children to the pleasure of reading books

by Jonathan Dickman, MD, PhD, with contributions from Joseph and Rachel DickmanThe magic of books is a wonderful thing to behold. I often find my children on the couch with a book in their hands leafing through the pages. These are some of the times when our home is most …

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Why 300,000 people read books on NYPL’s Instagram

In August 2018, New York Public Library Instagram followers were tapping on their Insta Stories when something unexpected popped up: the full text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlanddesigned for a small screen, with small animations that bring the story to life when you flip it. The project, known as Insta …

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The best apps to read books on your phone

Yeah, that looks like a real nail biter, but… wasn’t that your stop we just passed? No matter. Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash In addition to fulfilling the roles of phone, digital camera, music player, alarm clock and many more, your smartphone is also a window to the limitless world of …

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Beware of Cheap Classic Books on Amazon

Fall is the time of year when parents, teens, and students buy books for their school’s required reading. And if the professor says you need a classic, it’s tempting to buy the $5 version on Amazon, for example if you need a copy of George Orwell’s “1984” or maybe some …

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Barrett: Reading books with an adult is a great way to build empathy and other social-emotional skills in kids

JThere are many reasons for families, educators, and community members to spend time reading with children, from improving students’ reading skills to improving academic and career success. For more than 20 years, Reading Partners has believed that pairing high-quality books with the mentorship of a caring, supportive adult is a …

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Classic books to read before you die

The prospect of reading a piece of classical literature can be daunting. What if you don’t like it? Does it make you appreciate good writing less than you think? And if that didn’t put you off enough, where do you start with the classics? Have they all aged well or …

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9 classic books to read while on vacation

Searching for a new book in the airport bookstore can be quite overwhelming – the tables may not reflect your own tastes, you still need to purchase your toiletries, and your flight is about to board. Nightmare. So we asked HuffPost readers and writers to share old favorites they read, …

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These Classic Books Are Surprisingly Fresh And They’re Free

There’s a real musty feeling to some old books, where the writing is as dusty as an old hardcover. But some old books still seem new. I asked well-known literary figures and critics to recommend a surprisingly fresh classic – one that’s alive, accessible, or relevant today. And because most …

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Why I don’t read white men’s books anymore

Novels have been controlled and banned since they first appeared on the scene. And yet the majority of people in the world today probably do not view reading as a political act. Whenever I see lists like “most banned books of 2018” it reminds me that people still fear the …

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In fact, reading books on a phone is awesome

As an apologist for the physical book, it pains me to write this. I like books. I love the bulky weight, the slowly yellowing pages, the smell (ugh, sorry for the cliché) and the fact that I can look at a stack and remember where and when I read each …

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Classic books are full of problems. Why can’t we table them?

This week, millions of students and teachers participate in Read across America, a national literacy program celebrated annually around the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss. For more than twenty years, teachers and students donned costumes – often the iconic red and white striped hat of the …

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Finding the right time to read classic books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Every book has the right time and the right place in its life; it is a belief that I have always held firmly to. I grew up in a family of readers, where …

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10 essential classic books for beginners

Classical literature is usually not on a leisure reader’s list. Classics tend to conjure up views of dusty tomes, inaccessible texts, or mere ornaments in an ersatz library. Mention to someone you read moby cock, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you are sure to lament their …

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9 adaptations of graphic novels from classic books

Classics are the books that have stood the test of time, the books that have become pillars of our literary canon. Literature is filled with classic books whose stories have remained in the hearts and minds of readers around the world. Good news for fans of the classics: there are …

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What are we teaching boys when we talk them out of reading books about girls?

Placeholder while loading article actions I’m on tour for the latest installment in the “Princess in Black” series of chapters. A woman asks, “So when are you going to write a series like this for boys?” I say, “These books are for boys. And the girls. For anyone who likes …

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Classic books that originally had lousy reviews

RD.COM Culture & Leisure Books It might be hard to believe, but many of the books that are now considered literary masterpieces were greeted with disdain, disgust, and even mockery when they were first published. As time passed and cultural norms changed, these books managed to overcome this initial disapproval; …

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Why Experts Say Reading Books Should Be On Your Daily To-Do List

It makes sense that people who exercise their bodies on a regular basis will be more successful in life because they have fewer health issues, are more confident, and are physically able to do the things they want and need to do. It’s the same when it comes to working …

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Reading books is the best new way to spend time on Instagram — Quartz

I have an unfortunate weakness for Instagram. It sucks me in like few other things, whether it’s scrolling through my randomly curated feed or clicking on stories for half an hour. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m just looking at someone else’s vacation or skincare routine; sometimes I find it oddly …

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9 Stories Swapped Between Classic Book Genres That Offer A New Take on Beloved Stories

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love classic literature, but that doesn’t mean it’s without problems. For the stars, some of the most famous English-language novels are exclusively about men, which makes classic gender-swapped book tales so refreshing for readers who are dying to see themselves …

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Teens text and use social media instead of reading books

By Hannah Natanson A new study has alarming results but probably isn’t surprising to anyone who knows a teenager: High school kids today text, scroll, and use social media instead of reading books and magazines. In their free time, American teens rock their devices for hours a day rather than …

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Read “Fair” illustrated story books

A new study, “Goldilocks Effect? The format of the illustrated story seems “right” and the animation “too hot” for the integration of functional brain networks in preschoolers, “suggests a” Goldilocks effect “, where the audio may be ‘too cold’ at this age, requiring more cognitive strain to process the story, …

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Illustrated story books are better for children’s brains than video or text, study finds

Read the transcript of the story While an educational audiobook or cartoon might seem like the best option for entertaining a curious four-year-old, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital say it’s best to take an old-fashioned picture book. In a recent study, the researchers presented stories by Canadian author Robert Munsch …

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5 classic books we should skip in high school – & 5 you should read instead

There are some books that, even if you haven’t personally read them in ninth grade, you associate high school reading lists. You know the type: strong moral character, conducive to class discussions and take-out essays. They are apparently still dog-eared, even though they are brand new, and you expect somewhere …

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GQ magazine puts the Bible on the list of 20 classic books not worth reading

Well, it looks like this group of scribes won’t be greeted very warmly at the Pearl Doors. GQ magazine, a bible of “care” advice, gadget suggestions and style advice, sparked a social media conflagration by labeling the Holy Christian Bible “crazy, repetitive, and contradictory” and placing it on a list …

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21 classic books you can read for free online

The classics. They are the bane of the existence of many high school students. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we wanted to read… eventually. But when you walk into the bookstore, you are instantly distracted by all those glitters New books, and …

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Don’t pay for classic books when you go back to school

If you go back to school, there is no doubt that you have a long list of required reading. Whether it’s a classic like Gatsby the magnificent, or a more obscure title like A farewell to arms, you should avoid spending more money on top of the money you pay …

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How to find free classic books online – Quartz

Add up all the textbooks and calculators college students have to buy, and September can be tough for American parents and their kids. While schools require the purchase of the latest editions of textbooks each year, parents can acquire books that never go out of date and cost next to …

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Summer Reading Books: The Connections Between Colleges

In 2011, “60 Minutes” and journalist Jon Krakauer revealed that Mr. Mortenson had fabricated or exaggerated incidents in the book, and colleges quickly turned their backs on him. Even titles barely older than a high school sophomore have fallen out of favor. “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in …

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I decided to read more classic books by Latinx authors to strengthen my connection with my community.

The first time I actively remember reading a book by a Latinx author was the summer of sixth grade. I had been placed in an advanced summer program thanks to my good grades in English. My class has been assigned The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and I …

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5 classic books to read on a long flight

I describe the flight economy as time travel. I suspect all of you who regularly yawn and contort towards the Antipodes understand what I mean. Time passes behind the crust of the fuselage, the cabin pressurizes itself and, upon disembarking, it is yet several hours ahead of your internal clock …

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Overrated classic books – and the best reads you need to get instead

via barnesandnoble.com, Vectoroller/shutterstock Overrated classic: Way of Swann Some reviewers call this heavily autobiographical French novel based on Marcel Proust’s childhood at the turn of the 20th century “indisputably the best novel of all time,” but we draw the line at paragraphs that span more than one page. Not to …

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Is there a benefit to reading books you hate?

Have you ever been assigned a book for school that you just hated? Have you finished? Did you learn anything, despite your aversion? Think about the required readings and the demands they place on your time, your brain, and your emotions. Are there hidden benefits to compulsory reading assignments? In …

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20 great editions of classic books you’ll want to add to your library

Books are the gift that keeps on giving. Not only are the stories they contain capable of transporting you to distant lands and through thrilling stories, but they are also appreciated for their beauty. Yes, we know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but come on, …

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10 Graphic Novel Adaptations Of Classic Books That Bring New Energy To The Novels

When most people think of literary classics, they think of trudging through The scarlet letter in high school English class. And when most people think of graphic novels or comic books, they think of super-powered men wearing leggings as pants. But classic literature is much more than just a collection …

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Eight creative people recommend their favorite classic books

Despite the influx of new things to read this holiday season, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a classic. Each week, creatives share the 10 titles they would most want with them if they were marooned on a desert island — part of publisher Aaron Hicklin’s ongoing OneGrandBooks.com project. …

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Classic Books You Haven’t Read

Almost everyone who considers themselves literate, or simply wishes to be, has one or more books that haunt them, the classic they haven’t read. Some take this book on vacation, a seemingly foolproof way to browse, and never crack the cover. Others keep an ever-growing list of books they feel …

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11 modern takes on classic books that do justice to the original story

We may think that “reboot culture” is quite recent, with our Lady Ghostbusters and our various Spider-Men. But in reality, writers have been stealing from each other and updating each other’s stories since the dawn of time. Ever since there have been novels, there have been authors who say “yes, …

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Keep Reading: Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Could Help You Live Longer

Source: Pexel According to a new study published in the journal Social sciences and medicine, avid readers tend to to live longer than those who completely transmit the written word. After surveying 3,635 people aged 60 and over about their health, researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health …

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