Jessica Marie

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95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN

For last summer's list of books for a slightly more advanced crowd, click here.

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Albums

Pinsky's 'Singing School': Poetry For The Verse Averse

For Robert Pinsky, the pleasure in poetry comes from the music of the language, and not from the meaning of the words. So he put together an anthology of 80 poems that are models by master poets-- from Sappho to Allen Ginsberg, Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson.<p>"For a lot of people, well-meaning …

The Generative Gatsby lays out the text of Fitzgerald’s novel like music scores, designed along the lines of 20s-era jazz. For more of this morning’s roundup, click here: http://tpr.ly/1epFxcb.

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …

Here’s What Antarctica Looks Like Under All That Ice

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This</i> <i>story</i> <i>first appeared on the</i> Wired <i>website and is reproduced here as part of the</i></i> …

How Open-Access Scholarship Improves the Internet

Good for scholars, better for anyone who uses Wikipedia<p><i>Updated August 6, 2013.</i><p>After a college professor writes an academic journal article, it usually has a long but vivid transit to publication. The professor sends it to a journal, where it endures rounds of reviews and edits by other academics. …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of Aug. 1, 2013 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 1, 2013 : NPR

Books to Watch Out For: August

<i>Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye.</i><p><b>“Falling Into Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis,” by Christine Montross (Penguin Press), out August 1st.</b> Christine Montross, a practicing psychiatrist and professor at Brown University, presents case studies of …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

10 Iconic Train Journeys That Are Trips Unto Themselves

One of the best ways to experience the travel style of yesteryear's rich and famous is to spend some time on a luxury train.<p>Typically, these trains provide private two-person overnight compartments, some with built-in showers, along with lavish service, onboard guides, and elaborate meals.<p>Many also …

Trains

Keeping it Calenta in Catalonia: Parks, Plazas, and Partying

As the second biggest city in Spain, Barcelona is a highly worthwhile destination spot for summer travelers. A culturally vibrant city, Barcelona provides significant historical landmarks, innovative architecture,impeccably warm weather, and superb nightlife. Not to mention the delicious …

List-Worthy

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

Your Life in a Backpack: What to Pack For 6 Months Traveling Abroad

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.<p>Think back to your last …

North Face

Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria, Italy Travel Guide: Pisa, Siena, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook, Maps. (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

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Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

For traditional French croissants or other pâtisserie, try Boulangerie Eric Kayser, which produces their own yeast in-house. Breakfast in America, …

Libraries Changed My Life

When I was a kid, I never liked reading. I didn't mind being read-to, at night, by my mother, it made me feel safe and loved, but I found reading tedious and a chore. However, I always loved going to the library. I loved the anticipation and joy of sorting through and choosing books. I loved the …