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How to Trick Your Kid Into Becoming a Book Lover

I’ve always been a huge book nerd, so my dreams of parenting definitely included my kids being as book-obsessed as I am. I love the experience of the real world melting away as I lose myself in a story, and I want my kids to know that feeling too. But when my son Lucas reached age 8, about the same age I was when I…Read more...
Tags: Books, Kids, Reading, Lifehacks

Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Fiction, Summer, History, Reading, Culture, Short Stories, Non-fiction, Reading Lists, Summer Reading, New Releases, Personal Essays

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

This beguiling book is made up of 15 stories by 15 writers, each exploring their relationship with their mother. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About began as a moving personal essay by Michele Filgate, the book’s editor, and is unputdownable. Whether estranged or close, funny, tender, heartbreaking or mystifying, each of these mother/child dynamics is complex and entirely unique—yet readers will see themselves in …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Mother, Essays, Don, Simon And Schuster, Personal Essays, Michele Filgate, What My Mother

Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Reading, Punk, Manchester, Joy Division, Bands, Bernard Sumner, Jon Savage, Tony Wilson, New Wave, Post Punk, Peter Hook Stephen Morris, Rob Gretton Factory Records co

Black is the Body

Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine is a memoir, made up of several personal essays that meld together the experiences of author Emily Bernard’s family. From growing up black in the South to addressing interracial marriage, international adoption and motherhood, the book tells a tale of race in America—but it’s more than that. Anchored by a horrific violent …
Tags: Books, Politics, Design, Race, Reading, Writers, Summer Reading, Memoirs, Emily Bernard

6 fantastic new children’s and YA books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is a great excuse to dive into some fantastic new children’s books that teach kids about this rich culture — or cultures, I should say. Because Asia and the Pacific Islands cover a lot of territory, as kids are sure to learn this month. Happily, […]
Tags: Asia, Books, Shopping, Reading, Family Activities, Pacific Islands, Gifts For Kids, Books For Kids, Summer Activities, Educational Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Books, Reading With Kids, Asian History, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

6 Inspiring Books That Will Lift Your Mood

Losing yourself in the pages of a riveting novel or memoir is a legitimate form of therapy. Even better is coming away from the characters and the story with a renewed purpose and sense of hope. John Green, one of my favorite authors, said “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” I think that’s true especially for people who struggle with depression and anxiety or some other chronic illness that is stigmatized in our culture. Between the covers of a book, we find a n...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Inspiration, Reading, Self-help, Santiago, Amsterdam, Shakespeare, Eddie, John Green, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Julius Caesar, Jonathan

paper books

I was recently offered boxes of books.  Specifically they were boxes of books from my childhood, teen years, and twenties.  These books have resided in boxes at my parents’ house through a couple of moves, so not only are the books old, they are well-traveled.  My primary concern with taking ownership of long-abandoned boxes of books hinges largely on the the lack of bookshelf space for them.  Over the past half decade plus I have built a space for books in my life which centers on the idea that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, General, Marketing, Reading, Thoughts, Marie Kondo, Reading Books, Battlefield Earth, Gibran Vonnegut

10 incredible new children’s books this spring, from the biggest names in children’s literature

Spring is in the air at my house, and I’m channeling my energy into refreshing our bookshelves. We’ve taken boxes of old books to the used bookstore, and we’re making room for some new favorites. Because the best new children’s books coming out this spring happen to be from the very best authors and illustrators […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, Reading, Picture books, Gifts For Kids, Books For Kids, Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Books, Reading With Kids

Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It) 

A national reading survey by Scholastic reveals something they’re calling the “decline by nine.” According to the report, the percentage of kids defined as frequent readers—those who read books for fun five to seven days a week— drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. Between ages eight and nine,…Read more...
Tags: Books, Kids, Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Scholastic

The ABCs of Triangle, Square, Circle

First published in 1991, The ABCs of Triangle, Square, Circle: The Bauhaus and Design Theory is a collection of essays that traces the origin and impact of the movement. From graphic design to psychoanalysis, childhood education and beyond, its influence is undeniable. Along with typographical design, diagrams, symbols and various illustrations, it’s a fascinating lesson in a wildly significant movement.
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Bauhaus, Art Books, Chronicle Books, Design Books, Triangle Square Circle

Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Kickstarter, Linkaboutit, Depero Futurista, Fortunato Depero, Design Books, The Bolted Book

Lynn Enright Destroys Myths About the Female Body

In her new book Vagina: A Re-Education, Lynn Enright (journalist and “accidental vagina specialist”) is debunking the myths, theories and lies that many women grew up believing. From gender bias in sex education to pain, pleasure, pregnancy and beyond, Enright explores the female body and the experience of living inside one—with many personal anecdotes. Enright spoke with Kelly Pigram about the book, which is fascinating …
Tags: Health, Books, Gender, Science, Design, Education, Anatomy, Sex, Reading, Culture, Bodies, Linkaboutit, Enright, Kelly Pigram, Lynn Enright, Vagina: A Re-Education

Introduce Your Kid to the Baby-Sitters Club

If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time to introduce your kids to The Baby-Sitters Club, Netflix has generously decided to oblige. Read more...
Tags: Books, Reading, Netflix, TV Shows, Lifehacks, Baby Sitters Club, Baby Sitters Club Netflix

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space.

To celebrate the organization’s first 60 years in space, The NASA Archives features 400+ photographs and rare renderings—spanning the moon landing, rovers on Mars and more. Launched in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the world’s first civilian space agency with a focus on peaceful exploration—despite it being founded as part of the Space Race. With notes from science and tech journalists, NASA historians, …
Tags: Books, Photography, Space, Science, Design, Photo Books, History, Nasa, Reading, Mars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Archives

Don't Worry About Organizing Your Books

At Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic, as at most bookstores, the books are organized sensibly: fiction sorted by author’s name; non-fiction under various categories, with books of local interest on their own display; kids’ books sorted by age group and author; new books face-up on the front tables; a wall of cookbooks; a…Read more...
Tags: Books, Organization, Reading, Brooklyn, Lifehacks, Don, Bookstore, Books Are Magic

Read These Books With Your Kids During (and After) Black History Month

As we have said before, one of the best ways to teach empathy to children is through fiction. I don’t remember any of my grade school lectures or lessons about Black history, but I remember reading Mildred D. Taylor’s “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,” with 9-year-old Cassie Logan growing up during the Great Depression,…Read more...
Tags: Books, History, Reading, Literacy, Lifehacks, Black History Month, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Mildred D Taylor, Cassie Logan

Death Wins a Goldfish

Equal parts sweet, odd and funny, Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper’s Yearlong Sabbatical follows the new experiences (from skydiving to online dating, camping solo, karaoke and painting) that Death tries out during its vacation. With charming illustrations by author Brian Rea, the book serves as an endearing reminder for readers to take time off work and always endeavor to stay adventurous. 
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Illustration, Brian Rea

Good Rules for Choosing Non-Fiction Books

I have a few rules for choosing non-fiction books: I won’t read a book promising to reveal the “insider secrets” of an organization or field. (The author only knows 1% of the secrets, and they’ll oversell them.) If I find a book too broad or challenging, I go down a reading level—or even find a comic book version with…Read more...
Tags: Books, Education, Reading, Lifehacks, Non Fiction

Try Reddit's Best Tips for Reading More Books

“How do I build a steady reading habit?” asks redditor 6hlooo on r/TrueAskReddit. “I was always the kind of person to read a book and stop reading after a few pages. I know what the benefits of reading are, but I just can’t seem to motivate myself to read consistently. What do I do?” Redditors answer with great tips…Read more...
Tags: Books, Habits, Reading, Reddit, Lifehacks, Good Habits, Reddit Threads, Reddit Recap

'Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe,' by Roger McNamee [BOOKS]

I can't stop reading my just-out-today hardcover copy of Roger McNamee's new book, 'Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe.' I pre-ordered 'Zucked' last week on my phone when I was out for coffee with my friend Mike Backes (buy his book!), who was so enthralled with it he couldn't put his pre-release copy down, and he carried it with him that day. I stopped what I was doing when the Amazon delivery guy handed it to me a few hours ago. I'm a couple hundred pages in to 'Zucked' now. I get i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Books, Technology, News, America, Social Media, Reading, Msnbc, Cnbc, Cory Doctorow, Zuck, Roger

Help Your Learning Reader by Turning On TV Captions 

My husband and I like having the captions on while we’re watching a TV show so we can keep the volume down without missing any dialogue. Because of that, the captions are almost always on when my son takes over the TV—a fact that frustrated him for years.Read more...
Tags: Books, TV, Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks

Free download: A 400-page guide to experimental Eastern Europe sounds

If experimental music and Europe make you think only of cities like Paris and London, you’re missing a big part of the story. Now you can grab a huge reference on fringe and weird electronic music from the east – and it’s free. (At least that would please Marx.) Berlin, and Europe in general, have exploded as hubs for experimental sounds. And if you want an answer to why that’s happened lately, look in no small part to the ingenuity, technical and artistic, of central and eastern Europe. These...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, Germany, Berlin, Experimental, Research, History, Reading, Prague, Hungary, Paris, Stories, Poland, Romania

I’m Afraid of Men

Musician/artist/writer Vivek Shraya’s book I’m Afraid of Men is a fascinating, emotionally fraught and deeply personal tome. Shraya traces the concept and issues surrounding the patriarchy—from her own gender performance as a child, to its consequences for people of color, and the ways in which many see masculinity as a synonym for misogyny, violence, homophobia and transphobia. Seeing through the eyes of a transgender woman of color—if only …
Tags: Books, Gender, Politics, Design, Reading, Lgbtq, Vivek Shraya

Get Your Used Books While Everyone's Kondo-ing Their Homes

I’m so sorry but we’re still talking about Marie Kondo. The popularity of her Netflix show Tidying Up caused an uptick in donations to thrift stores and used bookstores, according to CNN, the New Yorker, and Seattle’s Stranger. Not every store has seen more incoming books, but plenty have, including New York’s Housing…Read more...
Tags: Books, New York, Cnn, Reading, Netflix, Lifehacks, Seattle, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Used Books

Reading in 2019

Great, a post about resolutions, just what everyone needs. Love ’em or hate ’em, the start of a new year is indeed the time to think about resolutions, things you’d like to try doing — or doing better — and for me it’s reading. Don’t get me wrong, I read constantly, but it’s usually limited to magazines, comics, bandes-dessinées, and tons of stuff on the web. I’ve been trying to get my book reading habit back up and running for years now, and it’s a constant struggle. I don’t know when it happe...
Tags: Travel, Books, Reading, Personal, Bond, Anthony Horowitz, New Year Resolutions, Don, Forever And A Day, Significant Zero, The Product Manager's Survival Guide

The Best Parenting Books Out There 

New parenthood is equally exciting and overwhelming, joyful and terrifying. There’s no shortage of advice out there: If you search for “parenting books” on Amazon, more than 60,000 results will appear. On one hand, it’s nice to live during a time in which information is so readily available. On the other hand, how w…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Book List, Parenting Books

I read 39 books in 2018 in Goodreads’ Annual Reading Challenge. Here are my 10 favorites.

Now that my kids are teens (sniff) and need less handholding to get through every second of the day, I’m trying to read more books instead of spending all my “down time” reading Facebook updates or watching Netflix. So at the start of 2018, I joined Goodreads’ Annual Reading Challenge which allowed me to set […]
Tags: Facebook, Books, Shopping, Reading, Goodreads, Books For Parents, Books for Adults

What books have changed your life?

One simple question. What books have changed your life? What books have made you think, made you give a hard look at your life, your choices, your decisions and everything that you stand for?Thing is, starting Monday, I am hoping to not touch an electronic device. And for someone like me who literally lives on the Internet, this is going to be one of the toughest things I've ever done.While I am on this digital detox, I am hoping to feed myself healthier things, including books! So, I am trying ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Reading, Bill Gates, Break, Seneca, Digital Detox, Yuval Harari, Supertexts, Headstrong Principles Ray Dalio Walden

Holden Caulfield, Luna Lovegood, and your dad: How to win a chance to name a character in an upcoming novel from a big author.

Still trying to figure out that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for that very, very special book lover in your life? Then hop on over to the Literature Lovers’ Holiday Auction by December 20. There, you can bid to win an incredible gift for someone on your holiday list: A character in an upcoming novel named in their honor. […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, Reading, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Doing Good, Gifts For Grandparents, Charity + Causes, Gifts That Give Back, Books for Adults, Holden Caulfield Luna Lovegood, Literature Lovers Holiday Auction

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