Why I Read by Adam Sockel, Marketing Specialist & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast
I consider myself very lucky when it comes to my employment. I’ve always loved the concept of books. If you’ll excuse the pun, the fact that all you need to do to discover a new world is open a book remains such … Read more »
Source: Why I Read
*Note: This is a Canadian National Reading Campaign. We can learn a lot from our neighbors to the north.
March 2nd is Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Through this signature program, the NEA (National Education Association) “is building a nation of readers.” This year-round program is in its 18th year and focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”
On his January 2nd Facebook posting, Mark Zuckerberg announced his personal challenge to read a book about new cultures, beliefs, and technologies every other week in 2015.
You are invited to join the challenge through the Facebook page, A Year of Books.
The first book selected was The End of Power: from Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be by Moises Naím (on order for BSC Library).
The second is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker. (Available at the BSC Library – HM 1116 .P57 2011)
Are you up for the challenge?
Emily Temple writes: “Just what is a cult novel? Well, like so many literary terms, the edges blur whenever you try to look right at them, but in the end, you sort of know one when you read one. Sometimes a cult novel is one that the critics panned but the fans love, or sometimes it’s one that both readers and critics love, but a certain contingent of readers really love. Any book with a squadron of rabid fans swearing that it changed their lives quickly seems cultish. Cult novels often come from the fringes, they often represent countercultural perspectives, they often experiment with form. But again: you sort of know one when you see one, and this list contains 50 of the best (or at least the most notable) …” Read rest of article
— Flavorwire, July 9, 2014
Did your “must read” list just get bigger? Mine did!