Literature books

Is there a season for books?

Can there be a season for books? How can that be? The books have nothing to do with the season. They are the feeders of our souls in all weather. But book fairs are a seasonal affair. And it’s book fair time. Maybe two years ago a friend of mine …

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The 15 best non-fiction books of 2021

“Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law”, by Mary Roach. (Mary Roach / TNS) Photo: Mary Roach, HO / TNS Over the past few years, I’ve put together a list of this year’s best non-fiction, with special attention to books that taught me things I didn’t know. It has been an …

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13 best spell books for aspiring witches and established magick users

Forty years after satanic panic first gripped the United States, witchcraft is one of the fastest growing spiritual practices in the country. If you’re looking to get into witchcraft or just want to dig deeper into your budding practice, let this list of spell books guide you. Once dubbed “the …

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Frenchman Houellebecq returns to politics with his eighth novel: 9781581451112: books

Hugues Honoré and Adam Plowright (AFP) Paris, France ● Thu, December 30, 2021 2021-12-30 21:51 0 0c06e8ca436d6e21bba3a7085601ad12 2 Books French, author, novel, bookshop, politics, books To free Best-selling French author Michel Houellebecq returns to the theme of politics and power in his highly anticipated eighth novel, which will hit French …

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Local spotlight: Author Jill Sheeley continues to publish Fraser’s books

Local children’s book author Jill Sheeley poses at Wagner Park in 2016.Anna Stonehouse / Aspen Times File Photo Maybe Jill Sheeley was on to something meteorological when she wrote the last installment of her children’s book series “The Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog”. “Fraser Rescues Christmas,” which was released …

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All the best books entering the public domain in 2022

LONDON – DECEMBER 15: A rare Winnie-the-Pooh book showing an inscription by author AA Milne … [+] asking artist EH Shephard to decorate his grave is displayed during a press preview at Sotheby’s Auctioneers on December 15, 2008 in London. Sotheby’s is holding an auction of original works of art …

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6-Decade Study Finds Male Heroes Dominate Children’s Books

ATLANTA, Georgia – From Harry Potter to Peter Pan, there is no shortage of strong male literary heroes that children admire. So where are all the female protagonists? That’s the question researchers at Emory University ask themselves after analyzing six decades of children’s literature. According to their findings, male protagonists …

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Too late to ban books – kids have cell phones

December 27 — Across the country, parents and activists have turned their attention to the latest bogeyman of the school culture wars. And the target of their anger seems familiar: the books. It’s true. In an era when students consume all kinds of media, from podcasts and video games to …

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Here are the most translated books from all countries

These are the most translated titles by indigenous authors in all countries of the world. Prepayment Winter travel plans can fall apart every minute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t taste a foreign culture at all this season, even without leaving home. A few hours of escaping into a captivating …

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How many pounds does it take for a place to feel right at home?

At the turn of the millennium, Reid Byers, a computer systems architect, set out to build a private library at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Finding a few books on library architecture that weren’t centuries old and in a dead or moldy language, he took the advice of a …

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