Leisure Reading at an All-Time Low?

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Say it isn't so!  As Christopher Ingraham reports in the Washington Post, the amount of time Americans spend reading for pleasure each day is on the wane.  A large-scale time use study followed more than 25,000 Americans to see what it is we do with our time each day, and, according to the study, it's not reading.

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Reading for Friday the 13th

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

For some, Friday the 13th is considered bad luck: an ill omen, the worst day to book a flight, and an all-around bad day for anything good.  Which, in our opinion, makes it the best day for reading something a bit spooky.  Whether you're planning on braving the perils of Friday the 13th, or staying safe in bed, here are some books to enjoy the day.

Just watch out for paper cuts.

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The Golden Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

For the past 50 years, the Man Booker Prize has celebrated some of the best works of literature.  This year, a special prize--the Golden Man Booker--was created to celebrate a book that best exemplifies the first five decades of the prize.  After a panel of judges narrowed down the list to a top pick for each decade, the question was put to a public vote to select the best Man Booker Prize winner of the last half century. 

See The Winner