Cynthia Gahn

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Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity

Susan Sontag argued that lists confer value and guarantee our existence. Umberto Eco saw in them “the origin of culture.” But lists, it turns out, might be a remarkably potent tool for jostling the muse into manifesting — a powerful trigger for that stage of unconscious processing so central to the …

Get Your Book List! 10 Of The Best Top 100 Book Lists

A few weeks ago, Rioter-in-Chief Jeff O’Neal’s From Zero To Well-Read in 100 Books post nearly brought the internet crashing down. People were very, …

The history of the world in one image ...

About my research method

First, every document I consult is assigned a number. (See my Sun Court bibliography.)<p>I begin with recording facts— what happened when—to a timeline …

Two outstanding virtual history tours …

I find these virtual history tours enchanting.<p>And this award-winning virtual tour of 17th century London before the fire of 1666:<p>Also have a look at …

The Goodreads list of the most anticipated historical fiction being published in 2014: vote!

This Goodreads list of historical fiction being published next year is illuminating. I’m looking forward to new Sarah Waters and Emma Donoghue …

How to Be an Explorer of the World

As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s <i>Wreck This Box</i> set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her <b>How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a wonderful compendium of …

The loveliest children's and picture-books of 2013 – see all 13 here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/09/best-childrens-books-2013/