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Will Self: ‘I read as many as 50 books at once’

The book I’m most ashamed not to have read? Ashamed before whom? No – I don’t think so<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><br>Before I read digitally, I’d be reading perhaps 10 books simultaneously – but now I read as many as 50 at once, if you mean by “currently reading” books I’ve begun, left off, and …

Books

Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

<i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>The Death of Ivan Ilyich</i> — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading and writing, of …

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

TV shows

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

As balmy summer nights give way to brisk autumn evenings, we're breaking out our woodsy-scented candles, filling our glasses with full-bodied red …

Books

Wanna Save Democracy? Read a Novel

When CEOs and business leaders talk about books they’re reading, the lists tend to have one thing in common: little or no fiction. Sure, they’re …

Books

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Black History

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

Study smarter, not harder!<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

The Brain

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

20 new books to read in August

August's Hottest Reads

Jeff Sessions' 'religious liberty task force' part of a dangerous Christian nationalist campaign of discrimination

In the Trump administration’s latest effort to deliver on promises to its base, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “religious liberty task force” at the Department of Justice. Sessions made the announcement at a Religious Liberty Summit, which was backed by Alliance Defending Freedom …

Religion

Christian Right Group Says Military Display With Generic Faith Book is Illegal

Somehow a book representing all religions (and none at all) is a violation of the Establishment Clause... but the Bible by itself would be just fine.

Religion

New ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ Will Promote Christianity, Punish Non-Believers

July 30, 2018 by Michael Stone<p>On the road to Christian theocracy: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces that the Department of Justice is creating …

Religion

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Weight Loss

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

The Strangest Comedy on Netflix Stars Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe

A Young Doctor’s Notebook is hilarious, strange, and like nothing else on TV.<p>Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give your younger self a good talking to? To tell yourself what mistakes to avoid, to offer assurances, or just to give yourself some shit? This is the basic premise of <i>A Young</i> …

TV

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

‘Extinction’ Might Be Netflix’s First Great Sci-Fi Movie

Watch it before someone spoils the ending for you.<p>Grab a few of your favorite almost A-list actors, combine them with a sci-fi script that feels …

Peña

7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fiction edges out nonfiction among our recommended titles this week — especially family stories, with parent-child relationships at the heart of new novels by Katie Williams (“Tell the Machine Goodnight”), Evgenia Citkowitz (“The Shades”) and Rumaan Alam (“That Kind of Mother”). You may recognize …

Books

25 Crime Shows on Netflix That Will Have You Playing Detective

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of <b>The Case of Adnan Syed</b>, but until that docuseries arrives on HBO, we are turning our attention to Netflix to satiate our true crime obsession. From true crime stories to British detective shows, we can't get enough of this twisted genre. If you recently …

TV

5 Classic Novels By Women You Really Should Read — And Can Finish In One Sitting

It's nearly halfway through summer, do you know how your summer reading goals are doing? If you're trying to check more of your TBR list but aren't …

The Science Of Female Anger And Ambition, In 'Give Me Your Hand'

The genius of Megan Abbott's previous bestselling novels (<i>You Will Know Me</i>, <i>The Fever, Bury Me Deep</i>) lies in acknowledging that strong women cannot escape the web of patriarchy. And Abbott knows: Just because we currently push our girl children towards STEM classes and careers doesn't mean they are …

Books

How To Protect Yourself In A Post-Marriage Equality World

When same-sex marriage was passed by The Supreme Court of the United States in June 2015, that solved everything, right? Not exactly. We must remember we are a union of 50 states and, unfortunately, the fight for equality migrated to the state-level. Depending on our LGBTQ status, we can still be …

LGBTQI

Joyce Carol Oates takes nothing back; will visit Mississippi for first time next week

Admits tweet was 'unfair, to a degree'; says all of America has illiteracy problem<p>Joyce Carol Oates stands by her October 2017 tweet that many took …

13 Books To Read After "Crazy Rich Asians"

To celebrate Hollywood's first all-Asian cast in 25 years, here's a list of some of my favorite books by Asian and Asian American authors.<p><b>If you’re like me</b>, you’ve been counting down the days until Hollywood’s first all-Asian cast in 25 years hits the big screen. To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list …

The NYC Summer Starter Pack: What All the City Girls Are Wearing

<i>Welcome to the</i> Starter Pack <i>series, a Who What Wear column that dives deep into the seasonal trends everyone's talking about.</i><p>There are trends, and …

Simon Pegg: ‘I was lost, unhappy and an alcoholic’

Simon Pegg has brought a bit of Hollywood with him. Not just the shades and a shiny smile, but the scorching weather, too. This setting seems apt. Pegg is here to promote his latest outing in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and – because this is the start of his promotional campaign and because …

Tom Cruise

This is How Evolution Really Works (Explained in Just a Few Minutes)

July 8, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>In this relatively short TED Talk, <b>Prosanta Chakrabarty</b> does a wonderful job explaining how evolution works, how it <i>doesn’t</i> …

Gloria Allred Responded To Trump's #MeToo Comments & She Didn't Hold Back

While accepting a lifetime achievement award from National Organization for Women (NOW) on Friday afternoon, a famed feminist attorney had a message …

20 new books to read in July

July's 20 must-reads