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Mrs. Dittmer's Summer reading list for kids

» Oakland California school librarian Mrs. Dittmer's list of recommended summer reading for kindergarten through 8th grade(0) Comments  / [ 07/11/06 ]

Wine 101 and recommended books on wine

» Wine 101: A Sensory User's Manual ... using chemistry, physiology, physics and psychology to develop a wine palate, and this list of recommended books on wine. Also see this recommended article, Intro to Wine Tasting by Lauriann Greene-Sollin, Sommelier-Conseil. (0) Comments  / [ 06/29/06 ]

A Lesbian Summer Reading List

» A Summer Reading List for Lesbians(0) Comments  / [ 06/29/06 ]

Pitchfork's 2006 Summer Reading List

» Pitchfork's annual Summer Reading List is all about—naturally—rock music and pop culture. (0) Comments  / [ 06/29/06 ]

Summer Reading List of Environmental Fiction

» A summer reading list of environmental fiction. Plus two solar cooking cookbooks. It is my dream to someday have a solar cooker and a solar food dehrydrator. We environmentalists sure know how to have fun, don't we? (3) Comments  / [ 06/28/06 ]

A Summer Reading List for Photographers

» American Photo editor-in-chief David Schonauer's summer reading list for photographers, including the best photography book ever written. (0) Comments  / [ 06/28/06 ]

51 books for summer reading

» NPR: Standup comedian Leo Allen has decided to read 100 books in 365 days. Here is a list (with some mini-reviews) of the 51 he has read since last fall(0) Comments  / [ 06/27/06 ]

Summer Reading for Older folks

» A summer reading list for bookworms over 60(0) Comments  / [ 06/27/06 ]

Summer Book Recommendations from independent booksellers

» NPR: Swell Books for Summer Loafing. Summer reading suggestions from three independent booksellers. (0) Comments  / [ 06/26/06 ]

Summer Reading List for summer cooks

» NPR: Dive into a Sea of Good Summer Food is Bonny Wolf's recommendation to make the most of summer eating. (0) Comments  / [ 06/26/06 ]

Summer Reading: Business Skills for Creatives

» A summer reading list in business skills for creatives. Anything you would add (or delete)? (0) Comments  / [ 06/23/06 ]

Guardian: Writers' and Editors' Summer Reading Lists

» Guardian Unlimited: Writers' and editors' recommended Summer Reading Lists, including suggestions from Dave Eggers, Antonia Fraser, Kazuo Ishiguro, and George Monbiot. (0) Comments  / [ 06/22/06 ]

Summer Reading List Semiotics

» Now read this: Sarah Crown considers the semiotics of the Summer Reading List. What are they really trying to tell us? (0) Comments  / [ 06/22/06 ]

A college-bound reading list

» A College-bound Reading List compiled by Arrowhead Library System(0) Comments  / [ 06/22/06 ]

Lexington High School Library Summer Reading Lists

» The Lexington (MA) High School Library has lists of required reading for all their students and numerous links to lists of pleasure reading for teens(0) Comments  / [ 06/21/06 ]

Fairfax County Public Schools Suggested Summer Reading Lists

» Fairfax County Public Schools Suggested Summer Reading Lists for 6th graders, 7-8th graders, and 9th-12th graders. Nice descriptions of the books listed, except for the last category, which links to various other lists on the Web. (0) Comments  / [ 06/20/06 ]

Richard and Judy's Summer Reading List

» Popular British television hosts Richard and Judy have released their Summer Reading List of titles, all by new or breakthrough writers. The "Richard and Judy" effect for book recommendations is apparently equivalent to the "Oprah Effect" here in the States. (0) Comments  / [ 06/20/06 ]

Talk of the Nation Summer Reading List

» NPR: 'Talk of the Nation' Summer Reading List(0) Comments  / [ 06/19/06 ]

Summer Reading: Great Reads

» Great reads. Jane See White eschews the classics and the bestsellers to construct a wide-ranging summer reading list filled with titles you may not otherwise have heard of. (0) Comments  / [ 06/16/06 ]

Masuk High School Summer Reading Lists

» Masuk High School Summer Reading Lists for English Department Summer Reading List and History & Social Sciences Department Summer Reading List. There's some good reading on these lists. (0) Comments  / [ 06/15/06 ]

A Summer Reading List for Foodies

» A Summer Reading List for Foodies(0) Comments  / [ 06/14/06 ]

Jewish Family Summer Reading Club

» Here's another family reading club. Philadephia's Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education has created a Jewish Family Summer Reading Club focused on Jewish-themed writing for children and adults [pdf].  (0) Comments  / [ 06/13/06 ]

NPR Summer Reading List by Karen Grigsby Bates

» NPR: Summer Pages for the Mind, Heart and Tastebuds. Karen Grigsby Bates' wide-ranging list of summer reading for adults and young readers ranges from mysteries, travelogues, and biographies, to books about food. (0) Comments  / [ 06/13/06 ]

Summer reading list for adults and young adults

» An adult and young adult Summer Reading List by Sarah Bagby, co-owner of Watermark Books & Cafe in Wichita, Kansas.  [ 06/12/06 ]

An Interaction Design Summer Reading List

» An Interaction Design Summer Reading List by Dan Saffer, Senior Interaction Designer at Adaptive Path and author of the upcoming Designing For Interaction. No books here, just a list of PDFs.  [ 06/09/06 ]

A Summer Reading List for Golfers

» They're coming fast and furious now. A summer 2006 reading list for golfers. A reminder: all of the Summer Reading Lists are compiled on one page, always accessible through the link in the sidebar under "Features".  [ 06/08/06 ]

Summer Poetry List

» Summer reading list: Poetry to help pass hot summer days [ 06/06/06 ]

Summer Reading list for Baseball fans

» Sporting A summer reading list for baseball fans [ 05/31/06 ]

Summer Reading List Inaugural

» It's nearly that time again. This year, I'm creating a category for Summer Reading lists, which is linked in the sidebar to your right. To start off, a couple of suggestions for adult readers:

 (0) Comments  / [ 05/18/06 ]

Children's Summer Reading List Inaugural

» And for young people:

 (0) Comments  / [ 05/18/06 ]

NYT Best book of the last 25 years

» NYTimes Books: "Early this year, the Book Review's editor, Sam Tanenhaus, sent out a short letter to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.' Following are the results." Those polled chose Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Interestingly, Amazon's "Wisdom of the Crowds" rates it only at 4 stars. (0) Comments  / [ 05/15/06 ]

Mother's Day Book Recommendations

» It's just around the corner. Here are a few book recommendations for Mother's Day:

 (0) Comments  / [ 05/04/06 ]

Children's Choices 2005 Reading List

» The Children's Choices for 2005 list is the 31st in a series of reading lists compiled up by children. The list is divided into Beginning Readers, ages 5–7, Young Readers, ages 8–10 (half way down the page), and Advanced Readers, ages 11–13 (2/3 of the way down the page). (0) Comments  / [ 04/19/06 ]

Updated 'How to Save the World' book list

» Dave Pollard has updated his How to Change the World list of 80 books and articles that "forever changed my worldview, and my purpose for living." I'm fascinated with the descriptions of some of these books, the tenets of which seem entirely at odds with my own worldview. I must pick a few of them up. (thanks, Amy!) (0) Comments  / [ 04/17/06 ]

2006 British Book Awards

» 2006 British Book Awards. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling is "Book of the Year", and Labyrinth by Kate Mosse is the "Best Read of the Year". I guess I'd go with the read, wouldn't you? (via book-glutton(0) Comments  / [ 04/13/06 ]

Personal MBA Reading List

» If you want to think like a CEO, but you don't have the time for school, Josh Kaufman recommends a list of 42 books and periodicals he calls The Personal MBA. If you're very motivated (or need motivation) you can join the PMBA Forum and work through the series with others. (1) Comments  / [ 04/12/06 ]

Which Alan Moore to read next?

» Approaching Mount Moore. "So you've seen V for Vendetta, and maybe read the fine graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and you want to read something else in a similar vein. Then again, you could just be looking for something completely different, something that's a bit unusual, but won't be a waste of your time. And you figure that you'd like to try out this comics thing for yourself, and thought you'd start with one of the best." (1) Comments  / [ 04/11/06 ]

How the World Really Works Reading List

» Inspired by Dave Pollard's How to Save the World reading list, which I linked here a few weeks ago, Will Hertling had compiled his own The Way the World Really Works Reading List. (0) Comments  / [ 03/31/06 ]

The Grand Dame of Children's Literature

» Beloved children's author Beverley Cleary is about to turn 90. To honor the occasion, her publisher, HarpersCollins, has designated April 12 Drop Everything and Read! Day, complete with a list of suggested books compiled by experts from Reach Out and Read, NEA, and Reading Rockets. (via rw(2) Comments  / [ 03/28/06 ]

Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2005

» SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2005: Editors' Choice(0) Comments  / [ 03/24/06 ]

Food Science Reading List

» A Food Science and Molecular Gastronomy Reading List(0) Comments  / [ 03/23/06 ]

20 Superb Novels for Teenage Girls

» NYT Book Review: 20 Superb Novels for Teenage Girls. Compiled by Justine Henning of Reading Penpals, a site that will hook children up with a good book and an adult penpal to write to about it. (0) Comments  / [ 03/17/06 ]

How To Save the World Reading List

» The How To Save The World Reading List (July 2004) is Dave Pollard's list of 56 books and articles that "forever changed my worldview, and my purpose for living." Update: April 14, 2006. Here's an updated list containing 80 books and articles. (1) Comments  / [ 03/15/06 ]

Best-selling children's books of all times

» The 150 best-selling paperback children's books of all time and 150 best-selling hardback books of all time (through the end of 2000), with author and year of initial publication, compiled by Publishers Weekly. Judy Blume dominates in paperback. Any surprising titles — or omissions — here? [slithy, slithy popups!] (thanks, mab!) (2) Comments  / [ 03/13/06 ]

A New Golden Age of British Women's Literature

» On the Orange Prize long-list. Why is women's literature finally thriving in Great Britain? Superior writers who deliver strong sales, more women editors willing to give them a go, and the the market for literary fiction — which is overwhelmingly female. "The health of fiction is when you get variety and I don't think I've ever seen a more various field for fiction, whether gender neutral or gender specific. The pasture is blooming." John Sutherland, last year's Man Booker Prize chairman. (via rw [ 03/08/06 ]

Science Fiction Reading List

» The NYTimes Book Review is offering up a new column on science fiction, and its author has compiled his personal list of the 10 Best Science Fiction novels. I consider myself a casual science fiction reader, which means I've read more than most people, I guess. Clearly I'm not a very serious reader, though, because I've only read one of these — and my husband had to explain it to me. (And doggone it, I would call it Alternate History or speculative fiction, not science fiction.) What do you think of this list? What extraordinary work of science fiction did the writer fail to mention? Post your suggestions in comments. (thanks, jjg!) (10) Comments  / [ 03/06/06 ]

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Reading List

» Locus (SF & Fantasy Magazine) February 2006 Recommended Reading from 2005. (via mc [ 02/23/06 ]

10 books every child should read

» Aiming to put together "a children's canon on which people might like to draw", The Royal Society of Literature asked top children's authors for a list of 10 books every child should read before they leave school. Here are the 7 resulting lists, including ones from Philip Pullman and JK Rowling. These lists are erudite enough that they would make a good year's reading for any adult, and it would be fun to read them one list at a time to try to extract the message each author was trying to get to the children. Of course, everyone likes Ben Okri's list of "10 1/2 Inclinations" the best. ("1. There is a secret trail of books meant to inspire and enlighten you. Find that trail.")

I don't know. 10 books isn't very many. What have they left off? (via mc(5) Comments  / [ 02/21/06 ]

Waterboro Library Reading Lists

» May I just point you to the Waterloo Waterboro Public Library booklists? Actually, it is a list of lists with wonderful descriptions of both the genres and the lists themselves. To wit:

Cozies and Domestic Mysteries
Cozies contain generally a minimum of violence and graphic unpleasantness (blunt instruments and poisons are popular weapons), and they often take place in a house, village, small town, academic setting, or other benign, familiar and conventional social setting, with characters who are usually civilised and mannerly. The mystery is usually solved by an amateur detective who understands human nature and is gifted in observation and deduction. "Cozy" is pretty much the opposite of "hard-boiled."
The Game's Afoot (Johnson County Library, KS)
Novels featuring puzzles and games. Author, title, summary, webcat link for more than 40 novels, from David Baldacci's The Winner to D.B. Weiss's Lucky Wander Boy. Some games include gambling and casinos, the lottery, video games, dominoes, bridge, charades, go, chess, mah-jongg, cribbage, word games, Scrabble.

There are lists of Financial, Business and Math Fiction, Fiction Featuring Modes of Transportation, and of course a metalist of lists of thrillers to read if you like the DaVinci Code. And they have a blog [ 02/13/06 ]

Book recommender

» is a collaborative website that recommends which authors' books to start with, and which to avoid.

Long before the Internet was commonly available, Debbie had the idea that it would be useful to have a reference work suggesting which book of an unfamiliar author would be best to read first. Start reading an author with a poor or atypical example of his work, she observed, and you would likely never read that writer again—perhaps losing in the process a world of pleasure and knowledge. On the other hand, since there would seldom be one right book to read first, the resource would have to be a compendium of opinions.

  [ 01/31/06 ]



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