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Get Hooked: 10 Books for Beginners and Advanced Crocheters

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I love my crochet origin story. I didn’t learn to crochet from a book or a video. Instead, I learned on the playground, when a classmate had some string and showed me how …

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Reading books can change your life, help you find a job

Perry Smith is a retired Air Force officer who lives in Augusta. Last week I had a session with 40 staff from the Eisenhower Regional Hospital in Fort Gordon. The commander, Army Colonel Heidi Mon, had invited me to lead a discussion with her book club. The discussion book was …

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Check out Authors Magazine’s favorite new books to read this month

Eva by Boyd C. Hipp, II Neither Good Nor Evil by SM Robinson Marco Collina’s Maple Seed Helicopter Grab Valentine’s Day chocolates and your lover. Check out Explore Authors Magazine’s list of new books to read in February. Make Valentine’s Day even more special with new books for your library …

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Five Classic Books That Never Get Old | Life + Entertainment

Books lie on shelves on the fifth floor on January 27 at the Central Library. The central library is open 24 hours a day to students. Photo by Marilyn Schoneboom Classic books can be re-read a million times and readers can gain a new perspective each time. Whenever you want …

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Great Lakes Credit Union CEO and staff spent the holidays reading books to elementary school children

Having a dream and working together to achieve those dreams was the key takeaway for Great Lakes Credit Union President and CEO Steve Bugg during a special virtual book-reading event focused on Martin Luther King Jr. Sixteen Great Lakes Credit Union volunteers, including Bugg, read virtually via Zoom on Jan. …

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Claire Heuchan: 2022 – My year of reading lesbian and bisexual women’s books

2022 might just be the time I manage to keep a New Year’s resolution. This year, I’m reading books by lesbian and bisexual women. I won’t say “only”, because that implies a limitation. In fact, I can imagine few things more liberating and delightful than a year spent eating on …

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What We’re Reading, Weekly Bestsellers, and Author Interviews – Orange County Register

If you love books, authors, and smart recommendations for things to read or give as gifts, Book Pages, our new weekly newsletter for Southern California readers, gives you all that and more. I read the same book every night for years, its repetition becoming almost meditative even as it put …

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Gender stereotypes start in storybooks, study finds

Washington: A study found that by the age of two, children begin to believe in gender stereotypes, such as boys doing better at math and girls at reading. The research has been published in the ‘Psychological Science Journal’. However, a new study has looked at a different, potentially under-recognized source …

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Family donates rare books to FVCC library

The Wild West is back and wilder than ever at the Broussard Family Library and the Learning Commons at Flathead Valley Community College, thanks to a significant donation of Western literature. Whitefish resident Nick Chickering and his wife Karen recently gave the college a gift of 287 rare books from …

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Classic books to read: “The Sundial” by Shirley Jackson

After concluding “HangedI can definitely say that I fell in love with Shirley Jackson’s writing and her scathing reviews of American society. Then, while searching for another captivating read, I came across one of Jackson’s most comical works: “The Sundial” (1958). The novel is an absurd, dynamically constructed ride with …

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PGA Tour supports green reading books change in 2022

A big change could happen to the PGA Tour from January 1, 2022. And no, this time around, we’re not talking about a rival golf league backed by Saudi Arabia. On Monday evening, a note sent to PGA Tour members and caddies circulated on Twitter, highlighting a potential new rule …

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Why I like to read books on this subject more than on my phone or tablet

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. With smartphones and tablets, we pack digital Swiss Army knives: tools that can multitask, from email and web browsing to streaming video and taking photos. Amazon’s all-new Kindle Paperwhite, which starts shipping on Wednesday from $ 139.99, proves it’s okay to own a device that …

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Top 5 Classic Books Everyone Should Read

Classics are something that will never go out of style as it showcases themes deeply rooted in human history. Literature is no exception. Today we are going to discuss five classic books that everyone should read. So what’s on the list? Lord of the Flies A brilliant novel by British …

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Learn to let go by reading books at the “right time”

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The problem Recently, I finally bought a book that had been on my TBR shelf for three years, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I read it in about two sessions, and although …

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Classic Books You Should Read: “Hangsaman” by Shirley Jackson

When I’m looking for new books to read, I tend to stay within my comfort zone; I usually fall into the trap of relying on a fantasy or adventure novel to get my reading fix. But this summer, I thought about experimenting and exploring different genres to broaden my horizons. …

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Mark Bittman on Writing and Reading Food Books

BITTMAN: I just finished “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. I have walked about two-thirds of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” but I think I’ll stop. I read a lot of book reviews and read all of Blake Bailey’s biography reviews on Philip Roth, including a very long one by James Wolcott. …

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From love of reading to writing books

For Shonda Fischer, there was a silver lining to being diagnosed with a painful medical condition. The married mother-of-two said she had to quit her job after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain throughout the body as well as sleeping problems and fatigue, among other things. But …

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The 22 best classic books to read in your life

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Classic books have characters, stories, or messages that stand the test of time. All of the books on this list were published before 1987, although most are much older. Want more books? Check out our top …

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From the love of reading to writing books

For Shonda Fischer, there was a silver lining in the diagnosis of a painful medical condition. The married mother of two said she had to quit her job after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain throughout the body as well as sleep problems and fatigue, among others. …

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7 of Ireland’s best classic books to read right now

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Ireland is a literary power. I grew up in a house full of books and pretty much every store I went to as a kid had books. The study of English and Irish …

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She makes a living doing what she loves most: reading books

“My goal in life,” wrote the poet Robert Frost, “is to unite my vocation and my vocation. As my two eyes are one. For almost two decades, Sarah Gelman has managed to combine her passion with her profession. An avid reader, Gelman has devoted her entire professional career to the …

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C. Pam Zhang on Reading Books to Start Every Day

ZHANG: I’m more and more interested in finding books that seem unique, that try to do something new. I have just re-read “L’Amant” by Marguerite Duras. It’s so short, so intense and so reluctant to explain itself. BOOKS: How has the pandemic influenced your reading? ZHANG: For much of the …

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Want to get back to reading books? here are a few tips

If you want to make a habit of reading books, here are some tips that will help you make this activity part of your lifestyle. For example, pick a book that interests you and set up dedicated reading times throughout the day. Taking the time to savor the written word …

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Reading books is relevant even in the age of OTT platforms

That’s the thing with books. They allow you to travel without moving your feet’ This quote from famous author Jhumpa Lahiri aptly describes the magical journey of reading books. If you ask the average person today, “When was the last time you read a book?” the majority of people who …

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Classic Books You Should Read: Ivan Turgenev’s “First Love”

I don’t usually read old news, especially those about families strained in dusty dining rooms – 19th century literature, basically. Don’t get me wrong, I love Victor Hugo and Fyodor Dostoyevsky as much as anyone else, but their stories take advantage of the space left for them to develop. You …

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Classic books to read: the “Tai-Pan” by James Clavell

After finishing “Shogun”, I was eager to see how author James Clavell would keep the momentum going in“ Tai-Pan ”(1966), the second novel in his“ Asian Saga ”series. Needless to say, Clavell has produced yet another epic historical fictional adventure filled with thrilling characters, poignant themes, amazing detail, and a …

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Classic Books You Should Read: “All of the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren

Over the summer I approached a point where I was completely bored, trying to find something to watch, play or read to just pass the time. In that dull moment, a close friend recommended that I read Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men” (1946) because he thought that as …

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Classic Books You Should Read: James Clavell’s “Shōgun”

I cannot say that I had high expectations when I purchased James Clavell’s historical fiction novel “Shōgun” (1975). I had heard family members talk over and over again about how “Shōgun” captured the minds of people in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s with its book and miniseries. …

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Reading books is a wonderful thing

“I just read a four-volume book series on Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro,” says my friend LP Fattire. “Fascinating. I can lend them to you. “Big books? ” I ask. “Yes. Over 3,000 pages in total. “I’ll pass. I already have a big pile of books. And I read Johnson’s …

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The lesson of confinement to read books aloud

For teachers around the world, one of the unexpected lessons of the COVID-19 lockdown has been that school children stuck at home in virtual learning love hearing books read aloud. With no physical classrooms for the last nine weeks of the school year, children missed close interaction with classmates and …

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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