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8) A Year of Reading: A Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You or Your Book Group
Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach?
Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover – or just book curious – choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including:
This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:
11) How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
A thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.
While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read...
12) How to write like a writer: a sharp and subversive guide to ignoring inhibitions, inviting inspiration, and finding your true voice
A collection of four novellas, Different Seasons includes some of Stephen King's most enduring and well-known works, including "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," which was made into the film The Shawshank Redemption, and "The Body," which was made into the movie Stand by Me. For this entry in the Bookmarked series, Aaron Burch, editor of the literary journal Hobart, will focus on the influence of "The Body" on...
If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared — if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity — could the novel survive? In a gauntlet-throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia...
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