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The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

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What We’re Reading This Summer

“Maybe Esther,” by Katja Petrowskaja<p>This book took a long time to get to me. Katja Petrowskaja and I were close friends in Moscow in the nineteen-nineties. Then she moved to Berlin, and we have seen each other sporadically since. A couple of years ago, she published “Maybe Esther,” her first book, …

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21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

All of the faves — in fantasy, mystery, romance, and more.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

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12 Books to Read in Your 30s (They're Life-Changing)

Some books are particularly poignant at certain moments in our lives. They're the coming-of-age stories we turn to for insights on life, love, and …

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The 13 Scariest Books Ever Written (pg. 1)

"A tantalizing, suggestive reconnaissance where the phantasma of other worlds—and private worlds—reveal a disconcerting similarity, and Shirley …

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Barack Obama Recommended 5 Books On Facebook & It's A Heavy Summer Reading List

It's always good to hear from President Obama, especially when he's got reading suggestions to share. Barack Obama recommended six books on Facebook …

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10 Classics From High School English to Read or Read Again

Harper Lee<p>Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of racism and justice told through the prism of a young girl’s coming-of-age is truly an extraordinary read. Between Harper Lee’s storytelling brilliance and the weighty issues she eloquently examines, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> is well worth …

Literature

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

These 16 Books Explain White Supremacy In The US

The Charlottesville rally has thrust white supremacy into headlines. These are the books, recommended by leading scholars, that will help you understand its history and effects.<p>For those looking to take a deep dive into these themes in social, political, and cultural landscapes, BuzzFeed News put …

2017 Hugo winners: excellent writing and editing by brilliant women

This year's Hugo Award winners have been announced, and the prizes overwhelmingly went to brilliant women like NK Jemisin and Seanan McGuire, to the …

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blank Moments

We’ve all been there: We’re on deadline, but our minds and bodies refuse to get going. These days go by many names, including writer’s block, …

Creativity

There's a big problem with high school summer reading lists, and it's time for a change

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>It's summertime again. A time of swimming pools, suntans, and popsicles. Or if you're a high school student, it's a time of speed reading seven hundred page books for AP Lit.<p>As I make my way through the monstrous <i>A Prayer for Owen Meany,</i> I can't help but realize how similar it is …

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again – time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one. How will you begin to create an …

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

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Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

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10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

17 books we can’t wait to read in August

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of August. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the books we can’t wait to read in July. …

The 2017 World Fantasy Award Nominees Have Been Announced

The nominees for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, including Lifetime Achievement recipients Terry Brooks and Marina Warner. The …

Science Fiction

8 foreign language books that every English speaker needs to read

ENGLISH SPEAKERS can be bad at reading books that were originally written in other languages. Only 2 or 3% of the books that are published in English …

Literature

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy's return to fiction

Twenty years after her first novel took the same award, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness leads a field of 13, ranging from established stars to newcomers<p>Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the Man Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, the Indian author has been longlisted for …

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13 True Crime Nonfiction Books You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet (And Definitely Need To Pick Up)

There's no genre of book more morbidly fascinating than true crime nonfiction books. They've got all the scare factor of a psychological thriller or …

We All Live In The Dark, But Some Of Us Live In 'The Dark Dark'

Every year, I find myself looking out for new books that use genre fiction's tools to dissect the unique strangeness of women's lives. Some emerge from the science fiction and fantasy scene; others from the literary world. Enter Samantha Hunt's newest book, <i>The Dark Dark</i>, part of the same FSG …

Abomination: The Dark Fantasy Novel ‘Rogue One’ Fans Should Read

If you loved “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, then there’s a work of unrelentingly grim fantasy I’d like to recommend to you: <i>Abomination</i> by Gary …

Time machine brings Smeg's retro-style yet tech-filled Portofino range back from the 1950s

With a dash of vintage style and a heavy dose of modern technology, Italian appliance manufacturer Smeg debuted a prototyped version of its new …

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

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Here's What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism | WIRED

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.14.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Here’s What …

10 EdTech Resource Lists for Teachers

By: Jessica Carrell. It has always surprised me that it can be hard to find practical EdTech resource lists. Here is a helpful collection of …