Raquel Ramos

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Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.

The Greatest Benefit of Reading to Your Child May Surprise You

Much has been written about the myriad benefits of parents reading to their children. Research shows that it encourages a child’s cognitive …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to Their Libraries

Libraries are one of the fastest-evolving learning spaces. As many resources move online, and teachers require students to collaborate more and …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

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The U.S. government spends $85 million a year on programs that do not address consent.<p>14 min ago12:22 p.m. Sept. 19, 2018<p>How to build the financial …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why This Norwegian Novelist Should Be the Next Elena Ferrante

Each year in Norway, thousands of pilgrims visit a statue of a 14th-century woman outside a church in the rural valley she called home. The woman is …

Top 10 books about wild women

From a 17th-century sci-fi utopia to an autobiographical vampire novel, all these great books were written by women who busted boundaries social, personal and literary<p>I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and …

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Unreconciled by Michel Houellebecq review – perfectly suited to the age of Trump

Laughter is in short supply in this collection from France’s great satirist and contrarian<p>Having missed out on the 1930s, Michel Houellebecq is perfectly suited to the age of Trump. The war of ideologies, religious fundamentalism and sexual dystopia are well-worn Houellebecq themes, but under them …

9 Reasons Why The Handmaid's Tale Will Be 2017's Must-Watch Hit

It's the dystopian feminist show everyone will be talking about.<p>Escapism only gets you so far. In times like this, with the country on the precipice of a new era nobody understands, sometimes the only option is to dive headlong into that sense of mounting dread about the future. Hulu's beautiful, …

8 Best Books to Know Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nancy Milford<p>The celebrated 1970 biography by Nancy Milford is, in many ways, the definitive account of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life. Tracing her earliest days as the daughter of a southern judge through her tragic death in 1947, her marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald – and the torment and upheaval that …

Literature

Mark Twain’s personal library opens to aspiring writers

Mark Twain is one of America’s most revered writers – and his legacy is still influencing literature. Now, aspiring writers will be able to write in …

5 Podcasts for the Creative Class

What to listen to to get those wheels turning.<p>If there’s anything we’ve learned from our Deskside series, it’s that when you’re a member of the …

Queensland Library Releases Open Source Comics Tool

A new tool from Australia’s State Library of Queensland can make a cartoonist out of even the least artistically inclined. The Fun Palaces comics …

Information illiterate: Challenges libraries face in this fake news era

<b>Students work on computers at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Creature comforts and technology have supplemented, not supplanted the learning spaces in renovated libraries. Students can choose from open seating to group study rooms to</b> …