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Ten Authors Who Have Disowned Their Own Books

In a perfect world an author would adore every book they'd ever written, but when there are books in their publishing past written simply for a …

10 Words Every Book Lover Should Know

The word for a book-lover is a 'bibliophile,' a word first recorded in print -- according to the Oxford English Dictionary -- in 1824. Alternatively, there is the word 'bookworm,' which is of an altogether older pedigree: it first appears in 1580. (The poet and playwright Ben Jonson went on to use …

The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life – review

The premise is contrived and frankly quite daft: Andy Miller, a writer, editor and former bookseller, decided that he hadn't read anywhere near the number of great books that he habitually claimed to have read and needed to redress the balance. A heroic stance was adopted: "to integrate books – to …

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make …

Writers and Their Books: Inside Famous Authors’ Personal Libraries

As a hopeless bibliophile, an obsessive lover of bookcases, and a chronic pursuer of voyeuristic peeks inside the minds of creators, I’m utterly spellbound by <b>Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books</b> — a vicarious journey into the personal libraries of thirteen favorite authors, who share their …

New York Public Library Selects Top 25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

The New York Public Library has compiled a list of what it considers the top 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>The list was compiled by Miriam Tuliao, the library’s assistant director of selection, who said that “reading is such a personal activity, it’s not easy to pull a list of 25 …

15 of our favorite books about libraries and librarians - Blog Post

It's April 1st, book lovers, and the beginning of a month devoted to celebrating one of our favorite places on the planet: libraries! First off, …

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Crime and punishment: psychology and book bans

Chris Grayling, UK justice minister, recently imposed a blanket ban on prisoners in England and Wales being sent books in the mail. Obviously the decision has been defended, being explained as part of a new regime of rewards and punishments (or is it to cut drug smuggling?) but many still see it as …

62 Home Library Design Ideas With Stunning Visual Effect

Having a home library seems so classy and distinguished. In fact, that image of a room with antique furniture and lots of books, a desk and sliding …

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

Read Harry Potter books in a few hours? New tech may make it possible

A new technology that is set to make its debut in April could one day make it possible for users to read Harry Potter books in just a few hours.<p>Spritz, as the technology is called, makes it easy for users to read as quickly as 1,000 words per minute by focusing users' eyes on a single word at a …

Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson Unveils the Cosmos

The cosmic message, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson: Take care of our world.<p>In its first airing, <i>Cosmos</i> created a new star, Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan. The seminal series opened the eyes of millions to the universe and made a science celebrity out of Sagan.<p>Now astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson is …