Category Archives: Reading

Mourning Someone Through the Books They Leave Behind

I originally read this article on May 31st, and then I just re-read it again and decided that I would link to it, and post about it here. I found it to be moving, and thoughtfully written, and it made … Continue reading

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Penguin’s 10 Literary Terms to Impress (or Annoy) Your Friends

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“The Man Book Club”: Yea or Nay?

Some choice tidbits: Perhaps because participation in reading groups is perceived as a female activity, some all-male book clubs have an outsize need to proclaim the endeavor’s masculinity. In addition to going by the name the Man Book Club, for … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Bookshelves Again

Someone mentioned to me recently that she was going to be moving to a new apartment, which she would be sharing with her boyfriend. I asked if they both had a lot to move from their old apartments, and she … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Slump

It’s bound to happen: you’ve read the books in your house (or the ones that you find interesting, anyway), you’ve picked through the books in your favorite sections at the library, nothing at the bookstore looks appealing . . . … Continue reading

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Shifting Your View . . . Into Fanfiction

I came across this article on the Center for the Humanities page at Washington University, and was struck by some of what I read. Admittedly, while I am aware of fanfiction existing, I’m not an avid reader of it. However, … Continue reading

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Take on Penguin’s Women’s History Reading Challenge

http://readpenguin.tumblr.com/post/140763913563/time-to-challenge-your-shelf-take-our-womens I’ve read a grand total of 4. How about you?

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Guys. Gals. Everyone.

Check out this blog! Celebrate women reading! (It’s mostly in Spanish, yes, but as they say, photos need no translation.) http://womenreading.tumblr.com/post/139785353607

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Does an ugly cover keep you from picking up a book?

A friend of mine here at the Library lends me copies of magazines and journals to read, and in the January 2016 Supermarket News (yes, it’s a real magazine) there was an article about how retailers are making eye-catching displays … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by your TBR list?

It’s ok. You’re among friends here. Most of us have stacks of books that we’d love to get to (eventually) and have no idea how to keep track. Yes, that’s a TBR, a/k/a “To Be Read,” conundrum. I once started a spreadsheet … Continue reading

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