Tracie 'Sakrismo' Paulsrud

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7 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall

<i>By Leigh Newman</i><p>Some of our all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's what to enjoy on the page as well as on the screen.<p><b>1. Catching Fire</b><p><i>By Suzanne Collins 400 pages; Scholastic Press</i><p>This November, the latest <i>Hunger Games</i> …

Read an excerpt from John R. Lott Jr.'s new book, 'Dumbing Down the Courts'

Published September 26, 2013<p>0 0 Print<p>Fox News Opinion is pleased to present an excerpt from John Lott's new book, "Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench":<p><i>John R. Lott, Jr.</i> <i>is a columnist for</i> <i>FoxNews.com</i><i>. He is an economist and was formerly chief economist at</i> …

Should teen books be banned?

You might have noticed (our latest quiz and top 10 were probably a bit of a giveaway) that it is currently banned books week, which means that libraries and bookshops are working to draw attention to the problem of censorship. It's something we rarely think about in Britain, but censorship is a …

Banned Books Week 2013: Readers' favourite censored titles – in pictures

First published on Fri 27 Sep 2013 13.07 EDT

Top 5 Banned Books For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Since it was launched in 1982, Banned Books Week calls awareness to ongoing issues of censorship in libraries, schools, and bookstores around the country. As an entrepreneur who is constantly inspired by my surroundings, I thought about the many books I’ve read that either directly or indirectly …

The Gospel According to Bill O’Reilly

Jesus was killed because of taxes—that’s more or less the message of Bill O’s new book. Candida Moss on what else the Fox host gets wrong.<p>In <i>Killing</i> …

These days, it's hard to find a movie based on a completely original idea. More than likely, you're going to find movies that have been adapted from …

Book Reviews and Best Selling Lists

USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list ranks the 150 top-selling titles each week based on an analysis of sales from U.S. booksellers. Contributors represent a variety of outlets: bookstore chains, independent bookstores, mass merchandisers and online retailers. Learn more about our list.

In Honor Of Banned Books Week, Here's Some Of The Most-Challenged YA Books In Recent Memory

Our poor pal Rainbow Rowell: “Fangirl” comes out, and at the same time, her previous YA novel, “Eleanor & Park,” gets challenged in Minnesota. Some fussbudget parents claimed the book was too sexy and profane to be taught in schools, and kicked off a big old to-do at the thought of it taking up …

More than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012

The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012. The bad news is that the percentage of adults reading works of literature -- in the NEA's definition, novels, short stories, poetry or plays -- has …

Did The Cat Eat Your Gymsuit? Then These Books Are For You

Young adult literature is big business right now; bookstores and movie theaters are full of titles like <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Divergent</i> and <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>.<p>So what better time to look at the original golden age of YA literature? Author — and occasional NPR reviewer — Lizzie Skurnick has written for …

This Beautiful Dress Is Made Entirely Out of a Book

This girl is about to put your DIY projects to shame.<p>Vancouver-based actress, model and former circus artist Jori Phillips, 21, crafted a …

The Best Kids' Halloween Books of 2013

It's almost time for monsters, ninjas, fairies, witches and hobos to hit the streets and start begging for candy. HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corneal has stocked up on mini-chocolate bars and lollipops in the hopes that Halloween doesn't get postponed this year by another freak October storm. On …

World's Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Found? Rare Text Purchased By Hobby Lobby President (PHOTO)

What some scholars believe could be the world's oldest known Jewish prayer book is now part of a private collection founded by an evangelical businessman.<p>The identification of the very rare prayer book, dated to the ninth century, was announced Sept. 26 by Steve Green, president of the arts and …

Author: Don’t Buy My Book From Amazon

10 Must-Read Books for October

Autumn is new-book season, and as we wind our way into the days when the trees begin shedding, the Halloween decorations start going up, and the air …

Revealed! Book Club Choices for October. Happy Reading.

Because <i>nothing</i> boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest:<p>One outstanding book about <b>happiness</b>.<br>• One outstanding work of <b>children’s</b> …

NEA Survey on 2012 reading habits: Women continue to read more than men.

Americans are reading books but not “literary” ones, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>More than half of American …

'Breaking Bad' Withdrawal? Glendale Library Has A Book List For You - Latimes.com

For those going through "Breaking Bad" withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.<p>The list includes "Leaves of Grass," the Walt Whitman book of poems that plays a key role in leading police to connect the main …

An Annotated Guide to 15 of David Bowie’s Favorite Books

<i>The Independent</i> recently published a pretty fascinating list of David Bowie’s 100 favorite books. It was well stocked with classics — <i>The Iliad</i>, <i>Madam</i> …

Books to Watch Out For: October

<i>Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye.</i><p><b>“The Pure Gold Baby” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Margaret Drabble, out October 1st.</b> Jessica Speight is an anthropology student in nineteen-sixties London who becomes pregnant as the result of a relationship with a professor. Her …

Shutdown Gives Americans New Reason To Hate Washington

There's nothing like a government shutdown to make people angry about government, or at least the politicians who are running things.<p>"The people we have in the Senate and the House of Representatives, I don't know who they're working for, but they're not working for us," says Larry Abernathy, an …

House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling

WASHINGTON-- House SpeakerJohn A. Boehner(R-Ohio) pleaded for patience Wednesday from a nervous faction of Republicans clamoring for a resolution to thegovernment shutdown, now headed into a third day after congressional leaders left theWhite Housewithout a path toward a deal.<p>Essentially resigned …

ON TO DAY 3 — The Big Meeting At The White House Is Over, And There's No Progress On The Shutdown And Debt Ceiling

Republican and Democratic leaders came out of a big meeting at the White House without any visible progress in talks over the ongoing government shutdown and the upcoming need to raise the nation's borrowing limit.<p>Both sides came out of the meeting with the exact same positions they've had all …

If Congress Won't Raise the Debt Ceiling, Obama Will Be Forced to Break the Law

Wouldn't it be better to save the nation from default by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment, than to stand by and do nothing?<p>Back in 2011, I found myself writing (and writing and writing and writing and writing) about Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment. Afterwards, it seemed like a bizarre …

Fox News Reporter Rebukes Bill O'Reilly's Obamacare Criticism: "I'm Just Gonna Traffic In Facts"

Fox News' chief Washington correspondent James Rosen delivered a strong rebuke to Bill O'Reilly's criticism that Obamacare wasn't working, saying, "that's not clear, Bill." Rosen then launched a defense of the program saying historically it takes time to see if things work.