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schools require the purchase of the latest editions of textbooks each year, parents can acquire books that never go out of date and cost next to …

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Kids Honestly Review ‘Summer Reading’ Books

Looking for something new to listen to while driving to work/walking/doing the dishes? We are here for you. In the weekly Podcast Pick series, we highlight a specific podcast, audio personality or story worth hearing. What books are kids reading these days? Like, real school kids? While you can turn …

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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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Reading books could increase lifespan

It seems that the American musician Frank Zappa was wrong when he said “so many books, so little time”. According to a new study, reading books could extend lifespan by up to 2 years, and the more often you read, the better. Share on PinterestAdults who read books for as …

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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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Can reading books make you a better person?

Reading a good novel can be an intensely personal experience, as the characters, settings, and plots stir our minds and, at times, our hearts. Over the years, psychologists have found ways to quantify these subjective events to see how they affect our minds. We know that the more people read, …

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Stop Pushing the Same “Classic” Children’s Books and Trust Modern Writing | Children and teenagers

I will start by saying: the BBC’s #LoveToRead campaign looks fantastic and I love that it ‘celebrates reading for pleasure’, and aims to start ‘a unique national conversation about books’. Nevertheless, among all the dramatizations, documentaries and live events planned, one aspect of the campaign is oddly unadventurous – its …

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Why Moby Dick and Other Classic Books Can Be a Cure for Insomnia

Remember how easy it was in high school to fall asleep reading classic novels like “Tess of the D’ubervilles” and “Moby Dick”? For many of us, just seeing the name Steinbeck on the spine of a book causes more yawns than Ambien. Is there something about reading literary classics that …

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100 Classic Books Every High School Student Should Read: The DfE’s Definitive List

Erica Wagner, author and literary critic, read 50. Mick Connell, director of the National Association for the Teaching of English, read 34. And EST editor Ann Mroz read 41. (Read the full list and vote for your favorites here.) But, according to the Ministry of Education, these are the 100 …

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Rediscovering the magic of reading books – Technique

When I was little, I read all the time. Everywhere I went, I had a book under my arm. I vividly remember getting in trouble for reading ahead during English class in elementary school, but in my defense people were just too slow when reading out loud. For me, books …

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This is what classic books without words look like

by Herman Melville Moby-Dick is a story told in 212,507 words. These words, considered among the most classic in the history of literature, are important. But just as important as “Call Me Ishmael” is the period that follows. Without punctuation, the first two lines of the book would read something …

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15 classic books to finally read this new year

A few years ago, a list of popular books was circulating online with this subtitle: “The BBC thinks most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books below. How many have you read? The list was not actually published by the BBC, but was probably inspired by the …

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11 classic books to read by the fire this holiday season

Every year, as the holiday season approaches, there are a million seasonal movie marathons. There are many Christmas specials for your favorite TV shows. Stores are exploding with red and gold merchandise that just screams “festive.” However, despite all that holiday cheer, in my opinion, the best holiday books to …

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Fewer Americans Are Reading Books, But Don’t Blame Millennials

When it comes to reading books, the kids are fine. But the rest of us have work to do. A new investigation from the Pew Research Center reveals that the percentage of Americans who read books has plummeted over the past year, but millennials are certainly not the only ones …

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Reading Books Instead of Kindles Can Improve Your Memory, Concentration and Beauty

Old-school books have attracted a lot of detractors in recent years. Environmentalists have decried them as “dead tree” mediums, while average readers often complain that they can be heavy, bulky and don’t travel well. Some have argued that it’s time to retire 15th century technology and embrace Kindles and other …

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What are the best stories and sequels to classic children’s books? | Children’s books

I love classic stories but I’ve read most of them and some are a bit too old fashioned both in the writing and in the attitude of the characters! What do you think are the best modern sequels and rewrites of classic children’s books? Many children’s authors were inspired to …

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Teenage Opinion: Why Read Classic Books | Children’s books

A long, dreary Victorian novel full of endless British countryside and submissive wives who adore their contemptuous husbands. What could possibly be interesting in a long and tedious text, full of difficult language and repetitive intrigue? Well, surprisingly, a lot. After around the age of 10, when I tried unsuccessfully …

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The best vlog reimaginings of classic books | fiction

Judging by the reactions to the rising stars of Zoe Suggs and Alfie Deyes, vlogs are the end of civilization as we know it and – like Zoella’s ghost-written novel – they certainly have no place in Literature. But the fresh-faced teens and twenties don’t just vlog about their own …

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What are the children reading? Books like “Hunger Games”, but also classics.

What do green eggs, stick figures navigating college perils, and post-apocalyptic teenage battles have in common? They are all found in the books most read by American children and adolescents. The reading habits of 9.8 million students in grades 1-12 are detailed in the new “What children read” report from …

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Reviews | Reading books is essential

It’s no exaggeration to say that these books saved me: from a life of poverty, stress, depression and isolation. James Baldwin, one of the authors who spoke to my mind the most, once said it this way: “You think your pain and grief is unparalleled in the history of the …

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10 classic books you read in high school that you should read again

In Classic Practices: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School, Kevin Smokler takes you on a trip down memory lane in high school, when you couldn’t stand reading As I died Where Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Or maybe you could, you bookworm. Either way, Smokler …

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Choose good classic books to read

Every July, my book club meets to choose the books for the following year. We make categories – biography, fiction, non-fiction, women’s issues, religion. Two of the toughest categories seem to be Mystery and Classics. In the classics we did most of the best known – “Jane Eyre”, an Edith …

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