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Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Two Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


WaPo provides "Perspective/Barack Obama’s summer reading list is everything we need right now."

I've heard about the "blue wave." This seems to have us lolling about on the beach. What does it mean to say "Barack Obama’s summer reading list is everything we need right now"? I hear: Remember the good old days? Wasn't Barack Obama great? It's okay to disengage from all the craziness of today and lean back and read some books.But let's see what the books are. Maybe they're all about riling us up about today. Oh. Wait. There's this introductory material from WaPo.It’s the classiest, most passi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Reading, Sarcasm, Trump, Oval Office, WaPo, Waffles, Ann Althouse, Ron Charles, Obama the ex-President, Althouse, Obama rhetoric


Tom Wolfe, cartoon collector

The Washington Post published an obituary of Tom Wolfe today. In the print edition of the paper, and in Ron Charles' video commentary, is a picture of Wolfe in his apartment in 1998. On one side of an archway is a cover of Simplicissimus, a pre-WWII German satirical magazine. On the other side is a comic strip, two pages of a comic book, and several caricatures, one of which looks to be Wolfe done by David Levine. You can see the image here -http://wvtf.org/post/listen-legacy-tom-wolfe If an...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Mike Rhode, Ron Charles, David Levine


'Da Vinci Code' Author Dan Brown's Code for Thriller Novel Success

Lately, Dan Brown has been writing his thriller novels under the forbidding eye of Zeus, the king of gods. Which is a bit ironic, given that Brown vaulted to fame, success and bestseller lists by being a bit of an iconoclast, employing faith-shaking premises challenging ideas about religion and God as plot devices. His first blockbuster, "The Da Vinci Code," was a puzzle-filled thriller that introduced readers to the notion that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene were married with ch...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, Time, Stephen King, Siri, Spain, Tom Hanks, Harvard, Thriller, New Hampshire, Billy Joel, Dan Brown, Catholic, John, Nice, Portsmouth


What's Kept "A Gentleman in Moscow" on the Bestseller Lists?

If you watch the hardcover fiction bestseller lists, you see a lot of change as new books swap in and out. On the Publisher’s Weekly list, two stalwarts hold their ground. The first is John Grisham’s Camino Island, a rock-solid thriller that’s a predictable favorite. The second, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, is more of a surprise. This historical novel, set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, has been on the list for 56 weeks, and it’s selling briskly, at a rate of almost 6,000 ...
Tags: Post, Books, Washington Post, Russia, Spain, Moscow, Best Books, Rostov, Lowe, National Public Radio, John Grisham, Towles, Oprah Magazine, Sarah Harrison Smith, Metropol, Best of the Month


Prizes: What's the Point?

This is the season of literary awards, and the lists of finalists have been rolling in, one after the other, from the Man Booker Prize to the National Book Awards, which currently has ten books in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Man Booker list is now down to six novels, and three of those are by American writers – George Saunders for Lincoln in the Bardo, Paul Auster for 4 3 2 1, and Emily Fridlund for History of Wolves, her first novel. Some critics, like the Was...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Books, Minnesota, Washington Post, Awards, United States, Lincoln, Charles, Booker, Forbes, George Saunders, Sarah Harrison Smith, Ron Charles, Emily Fridlund, Fiona Mozley


But you've been using violence against women (and children and men) to entertain people for half a century.

Trump thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely fucked-up mind. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 17, 2017 Maybe this is a takes-one-to-know-one situation, but I can barely think of a person who is more implicated in the popularization of the use of images of violence for the casual amusement of the American people. And if you want to talk about men making entertainment out of terrible things done to  women, look at St...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Stephen King, Feminism, Kings, King, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Ron Charles, Lord Of The Flies, Dooling W Va, Dooling


A quick writer: "Salman Rushdie launches a novelistic attack on Trump."

How did he manage that? The book, "The Golden House," is 400 pages long. This is WaPo's book editor, Ron Charles:“The Golden House” doesn’t mention Trump by name — Rushdie wouldn’t give him that satisfaction — but there’s no doubt about the real identity of the “giant victorious green-haired cartoon king.” That gothic villain rages around the background of this story, setting the tone for a nation in peril. The narrator howls, “The best had lost all conviction, and the worst were filled with pas...
Tags: New York, Law, America, Anti-semitism, Trump, WaPo, Daisy, Nero, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, Ann Althouse, Ron Charles, Trump and pop culture, Gatz, Golden House, Nero Julius Golden


Tom Hanks Is Publishing A Short Story Collection

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Tags: News, New York City, Atlanta, Tom Hanks, Huffington Post, Hanks, Alfred A Knopf, Jenna Amatulli, Ron Charles, New York Berlin Budapest


John Lewis’ Book Will Be Donated To Schools In Need

Last week, Donald Trump tweeted spurious claims about Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), writing that the activist, who’s been repeatedly arrested for protesting, was “All talk, talk, talk ― no action or results.” “Sad!” the president-elect continued.  If you’re interested in reading about Lewis’ past accomplishments, there’s plenty of available material. But he also continues to spread his message today, via both words and action. Last year, March: Book Three, a graphic novel co-written by Lewis, was aw...
Tags: Amazon, John Lewis, News, Washington Post, Charles, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Lewis, John Lewis D Ga, Maddie Crum, Ron Charles, Walter Dean Myers


Measles Reported In One Of California’s Most Unvaccinated Counties

Measles results in 146,000 deaths worldwide every year.  The school is closed because of the diagnosis. The county has one of the state's lowest vaccination rates. An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with measles in a California county with one of the state's lowest rates for kindergarten immunization, the state's department of public health announced Tuesday.  The department is investigating the child, who attends Yuba River Charter School in Nevada County and showed symptoms of me...
Tags: California, MMR, National Institutes of Health, Charles, Disneyland, Nevada County, Huffington Post, Anaheim, U S Centers for Disease Control, Karen Smith, Trinity County, Lydia O Connor, Ron Charles, Yuba River Charter School, Nevada County Department of Public Health, YRCS


BOTNS 331: It doesn’t say that in my TV Guide

When TV shows diverge from books; new novels from Mary Doria Russell and Jim Shepard.   We’ve closed out our survey for Summer Book Bingo square ideas, and we’ll be announcing the new link for your 2015 BOTNS Summer Book Bingo card. That should give you a chance to plan your reading in time for our official start, May 25th. Be sure to tune in next week to hear more! Audiobook of the week (02:30) Spinster, by Kate Bolick is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week, and i...
Tags: Podcasts, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Michael, Mary, Isles, Aron, James Poniewozik, Robert Kirkman, Jeff Lindsay, Mary Doria Russell, Jim Shepard, Kate Bolick, James Hibberd, Tess Gerritsen Rizzoli, Wyatt Earp Doc Holliday