Karen Shields

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January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This Month

The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist <b>Ben Metcalf</b>’s eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias <i>Against the Country</i> (Random House).<p><b>Paul Griner</b>’s bone-chilling novel <i>Second Life</i> (Soft Skull), is set in the demimonde of corpse wranglers and the …

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future

Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.<p>“What the hell happened?”<p>It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Love, Penelope</b> <br>by Joanne Rocklin<p>For many Americans, June 2015 was a momentous month in history, but that’s especially true for 10-year-old Penelope, …

The Best Bathrooms of 2014

The year in bathroom design.<p>This year in bathroom design, we saw spaces that were glamorous, luxurious, and all-natural.

See the Fascinating Discovery Scientists Made 5 Miles Beneath the Ocean Surface

“We put out fish traps. We put out landers that have baited traps on them. We very much want to capture these deep-sea living fish,” Shank told ABC News.

The 20 Best Murals of 2014

In the wake of the destruction of <b>5 Pointz</b>, New York's former graffiti mecca, looking back on the best murals of the year feels bittersweet. But the …

Top 12 Stories of 2014 – Art & Design

12. Jordan Hangar Los Angeles Housed in a massive 80,000 square-foot plane hangar, the new Jordan Hangar basketball court in Los Angeles is as much …

1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad

If you got a new ereader or tablet for Christmas—or if you have an old one that needs an infusion—Amazon and Apple would be happy to sell you ebooks …

Homeschoolers sue cops for traumatic raid

(HEARTLAND) — In September 2011, a homeschool family in Missouri had a traumatic encounter with local law enforcement when a sheriff and his deputy …

Why We Went Back to Homeschooling Our Kids- Again

A homeschooling lesson- real life learning.<br>Baking, following instructions, reading, math, etc..<p>Those of you who've been following my blog for a long …

Homeschooled Children Have Higher Graduation Rates, More Social Prowess

By Antonia<p>Homeschooling, once steeped in negativity and subject to eyebrow-raising naysayers, is fast-sweeping the nation as an alternative …

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Love</b> <br>by Matt de la Peña<p>Newbery Award–winning de la Peña offers a lyrical ode to love in this stirring picture book. It opens with the loving coos of …

Book Review: How to Grow Up