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A Book Lover’s Guide To Winter Break

It’s that time of the year where we wish everything was covered in snow, the media screams at us to buy junk, and cookies are in abundance. Amongst all this craziness, you somehow manage to find some free time, but how should you spend it? As an avid book lover there is only one response — do your …

Bestselling books 2013: The case of the disappearing women

The shock of the new has given way to the comfort of the old in this year's bestseller list, with plenty of football and blokey chefs<br>See the chart in full<p>Two female newcomers dominated the all‑year bestsellers list at this point last year. EL James (<i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>) and Suzanne Collins (<i>The</i> …

Globe Books: What we learned from what we read in 2013

<i>As December draws to a close, everyone (at least on social media) seems eager to remind us of how many books they read in 2013. But we're more interested in what we learned from them. To find out, Globe Books asked some of its favourite readers to tell us what they took from their year in reading.</i> …

Globe Books 2013: How can you change what (and who) you read?

Late last year, spurred by revelations of gender disparity in the literary world, I got talking with some friends – men and women – about our reading. While we agreed that the various biases in publishing seemed unforgiveable, we admitted that our personal practices weren't exactly egalitarian, …

The Book of Mean People: Toni Morrison’s Children’s Allegory about Kindness and Context

In 1999, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author <b>Toni Morrison</b> joined the ranks of other famous “adult” writers’ lesser-known and lovely children’s stories when she penned <i>The Big Box</i> — a darkly philosophical meditation on morality, imaginative freedom, justice, and self-sufficiency — in collaboration with her …

Flavorwire’s 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2014 – Flavorwire

The last 365 days yielded a considerable bounty of great books to get through, and the next 12 months on the calendar promise to be no different. …

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Book Review: THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES + HIS LAST BOW

Review: The Return of Sherlock Holmes + His Last Bow / Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Publisher: BBC Books / Release Date: Out Now At first glance, …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2013

This was a banner year for science fiction and fantasy books — and choosing the year's best titles was harder than usual. From time-slashing serial …

What we liked in 2013: books

If 2012 was the year when everyone got Kindles for Christmas, then 2013 was the year when we all started reading on them. Or was it? Not if fans of Alex Ferguson are anything to go by. As Manchester United's main man storms to number one in the charts, his publishers report that 90% of his sales …

Readers' books of the year 2013: part 2

PR<p>Susie Steiner's debut novel, Homecoming, made the list twice<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/12/17/1387295929340/Susie-Steiner-008.jpg<p>460<p>Murdo Macleod/Guardian<p>AL Kennedy's On Writing was called 'mandatory reading' by one reader. Photograph: Murdo Macleod …

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school.<p>Big-budget movie …

Globe Books 2013: A new chapter in aboriginal literature

Asked why he is defending Joseph Boyden's newest novel <i>The Orenda</i> in the upcoming Canada Reads 2014, Ojibway journalist Wab Kinew responded by saying: "Because reconciliation with Native People is still the most pressing social justice issue Canada faces."<p>According to Kinew, reading Boyden's vision …

Literary Libations from Famous Books

It’s the dawn of a new year, and to celebrate we’re showing our appreciation for the booze in books that literature’s most famous sipped between …

Literary Libations from Famous Books

It’s the dawn of a new year, and to celebrate we’re showing our appreciation for the booze in books that literature’s most famous sipped between …

My Favorite YA Books Of 2013

What a year this has been for us here in Young Adult Education. By us, of course, I mean me and you, the reader. It’s not like there’s a team of …

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. Super Shred: The Big Results Diet</b> by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin's Press, non-fiction, on sale Dec. 31<p><b>What it's about:</b> Tells you how to lose 20 pounds in four weeks, just in time for that post-holiday excursion to the …

2013 books every leader should read

10 Book-Based TV and Film Characters to Love and Hate In Equal Measure

Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," based on a memoir of the same title, details the antics of Jordan Belfort, an infamous Wall Street …

MTP Books: Authors in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, here's a look back at the books and authors we talked about on Meet the Press.<p><b>Ari Shavit</b><p><b>Richard Stengel</b><p><b>Al From</b><p><b>Doris Kearn Goodwin</b><p><b>Chris Matthews</b><p><b>Mark Halperin and John Heilemann</b><p><b>Joe Scarborough</b><p><b>Bob Woodward</b><p><b>E.J. Dionne</b><p><b>Brad Stone</b><p><b>John Dearie/Courtney Geduldig</b><p><b>Richard Wolffe</b><p><b>A.</b> …

Free Comic Book Day 2014 Bits And Pieces

Looks like retailers will be getting nice new stickers for Free Comic Book Day this year, featuring a certain Bartman. Well, it is the seventy-fifth …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Playful Book Sculptures Transform Their Environment

Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martn first caught our eye with her incredible sculpture, titled <i>Biografas</i>, that looked like a haphazard parade of books flooding through the side of a building. Taking a look through her portfolio, it's easy to see that this artist has a keen eye for configuring …

Compact Home Designed for Breathtaking Views of the Alps

Overlooking some of the best mountain views in Austria, this 45-square-meter house designed by Peter Jungmann is a fully-furnished and functional home set on a hillside in the village of Nussdorf just outside of Vienna. Playfully taking its name from a combination of the words ‘UFO' and ‘Vogel,' …

Humorous Street Art and Urban Interventions by SpY | Colossal

<p>For over two decades street artist SpY has been creating humorous and thought-provoking interventions in urban spaces. Already established as a …

Amazing Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Drawings by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya recently completed the second piece in her <i>Winged</i> series of ballpoint pen and gold leaf drawings on Moleskine. Called <i>Descent of Man</i>, the bowing angel took the artist about two weeks to fully create. It's the sequel to the first piece shown below called <i>Ascent</i> …

Soap Rocks

Decorate your bathroom with these stunning glycerine soaps that look like chunks of rock: marble, malachite, tourmaline, jade, pink quartz and green …

Wallpaper of the Week by Saad Moosajee

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by our friend Saad Moosajee, a young self taught freelance Illustrator and Art Director from Denver, …

Digital Art

Articles about innovative net zero prefab los angeles on Dwell.com - Dwell

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.<p>Green prefab homebuilding company Blu Homes announces its first SoCal model home on the occasion of Dwell on Design 2013.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah Walker …

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National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...