Why Audio? Books and Boats

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Audiobooks are rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to experience a book, but for those of us who came to love reading through physical print editions, it can take a bit of convincing. 

Here's Brilliant Books' owner, Peter Makin, on how he was converted to audiobooks.

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The Great American Read

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

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The Year's Most Challenged Books

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Each year, the American Library Association compiles a list of all the challenges raised against various books.  The reasons for these challenges range from content the challengers feel is age-inappropriate to outright "vulgarity."  Of course, the books that tend to raise the most controvery also tend to be among the most popular.  This week, the ALA revealed the 2017 list of most challenged books.  How many have you read?

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