Links I loved in the book blogging world from the week of April 20, 2018.
In our house, we have an art room for our kids, but not a play room. Having an art room sends a number of messages about art, creativity, and making space in our lives for creation. Here are the reasons we have an art room instead of a play room.
Links I loved in the book blogging world from the week of April 13, 2018.
I’ve been reading some excellent books lately, including some that I’ve wanted to read for a long time. Most of the books reviewed below were four and five stars for me, with the exception of one that was just okay–but that many other readers loved. I’m still working through my Read My Shelf Challenge and […]
Reading stories about tragedies and struggles that happen in real life can be difficult, but it can also help us build empathy and improve our understanding of the people who experience those things. Here are twenty must-read books, fiction and non-fiction, to help you become a more compassionate reader.
Books inspired by real-life tragedies are often some of the most immersive and affecting stories around. But how do you deal with the discomfort of enjoying those stories? When do they cross the line and become gratuitous or exploitative?
The story behind Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and Man Booker Prize, including the unique elements of the story, the inspiration, and the writing process.
Create a list of books to read before you die that is customized for your tastes, curiosities, reading quirks, and for the ways you want to grow as a reader, thinker, and human being.
How to approach rereading your favorite books to make the most of your time, appreciate the book, and remember the details of the story.
Mini-reviews of The Idiot, The War That Saved My Life, As Bright As Heaven, The Chalk Man, Kindred, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and The Heart’s Invisible Furies.