Book Lust to Go

Book Lust to Go Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570617010
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

Book Lust

Book Lust Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570616594
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

More Book Lust

More Book Lust Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570616556
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

Book Crush

Book Crush Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570616563
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.

Novel Destinations

Novel Destinations Author Shannon McKenna Schmidt
ISBN-10 142620454X
Year 2009-06
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Tours five hundred literary landmarks throughout Europe and North America, and includes trip-planning advice for bibliophiles who want to visit sites such as James Joyce's Dublin and the New England landmarks of Louisa May Alcott.

Book Lust Journal

Book Lust Journal Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 1570614539
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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Many readers wish to record their thoughts after finishing a book and Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Journal is the perfect place to do this and expand the reading experience. The template offers plenty of room for internal discussion to recall favourite passages of books, or to think about how current reads may reflect current life. The template also functions as an easy-access reference tool to return to previously written entries. A detailed introduction explains how to make the most of the journal, while The Pearl 100 offers informed suggestions on great reads. Additional templates enable readers to record books on their 'To Read' list, note book passages to remember and keep tabs on books lent to friends and family.

Reading on Location

Reading on Location Author Luisa Moncada
ISBN-10 1847734677
Year 2011
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher New Holland Pub Limited
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Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps of a favourite fictional character, author or travel writer - anyone wishing to discover a particular destination through the eyes of a celebrated writer or protagonist Whether it's eating Sam Spade's favourite meal at John's Grill in San Francisco or running with the bulls in Pamplona in the company of Ernest Hemingway, Reading on Location enables readers and tourists alike to get the most from their journeys, while introducing them to a range of new literature on or about that location. Featuring helpful tips on other books set in the region under discussion, flagging film and TV adaptations of the volume in question, and also directing the reader to key tourist locations associated with the book or author featured, this guide is a must for anyone who loves travel or literature.

George and Lizzie

George and Lizzie Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781501162916
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family—his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom—while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed—George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.

Riding with Reindeer

Riding with Reindeer Author Robert Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780976328827
Year 2010-06-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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In the summer of 2007, Robert Goldstein departs Helsinki on a self-supported bicycle epic across Finland with the goal of pedaling to the Barents Sea. Aboard a folding bicycle towing a wagon, he weathers furious storms, survives a near-disastrous accident and obsesses whether he will be eaten by a bear as he makes his way through the remote forests of Eastern Finland. In sparsely populated Lapland, his solitude is relieved by reindeer who become his constant companions as he slowly makes his way through the Arctic. More than a travelogue, Riding with Reindeer intersperses an often humorous narrative about the author’s adventures (he manages to get trapped in the women’s shower in one remote village) with rich cultural and historical anecdotes as he passes through endless forests littered with rotted fortifications, rusted tanks and mass graves—the detritus of Finland’s desperate defense against a massive Soviet invasion in the winter of 1939. Riding with Reindeer gives insight into the mind of the solitary traveler and into the soul of a country whose honest and resourceful yet often taciturn citizens are always willing to lend a helping hand to the stranger on the bicycle gamely grinding his way through their “Suomi” – literally “the end of the land.” Goldstein, who began his career as a journalist, is currently the chief financial officer for the Kitsap Regional Library system. He lives in Seattle. His first book, The Gentleman from Finland – Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express, received the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award for travel writing. Riding with Reindeer was a finalist in the the travel category for 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. “The one true armchair travel book I found was Robert M. Goldstein’s Riding with Reindeer, which describes his solo bike trip from Helsinki to the Barents Sea. The maps are wonderful, and the photos—so often lacking in books of this sort—add to the book’s appealing conversational tone.” Nancy Peal in Book Lust to Go – Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. “Goldstein’s affable good humor makes him an idea armchair traveling companion – I laughed out loud and read passages to my husband. Stay with him to the Finnish.” Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad and Confessions of a Falling Woman “Robert Goldstein gives readers a riveting and fun tale that shouldn’t be missed, and makes for excellent and highly recommended reading” Midwest Book Review, July 2010 “Perfect for travelers, armchair or otherwise, cyclists and thrill seekers, Riding with Reindeer is a modern-day travel narrative filled with humor, poignancy, history and beauty.” ForeWord Reviews

The Lost Art of Reading

The Lost Art of Reading Author David L. Ulin
ISBN-10 9781570617218
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.

The Last Night at the Ritz

The Last Night at the Ritz Author Elizabeth Savage
ISBN-10 1612183190
Year 2012
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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A woman celebrates her birthday over lunch with three friends--a long-married couple and a former lover--at the Ritz-Carlton, but as the drinks flow and day turns to night, secrets emerge that change their relationships forever.

The Lion in the Lei Shop

The Lion in the Lei Shop Author Kaye Starbird
ISBN-10 1611098041
Year 2013
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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Marty Langsmith is only five years old when a strange thunder rolls across the Hawaiian sky and life as she knows it explodes into flames. With her mother, April, and hundreds of other women and children, Marty is evacuated from the ruins of Pearl Harbor and sent into a brave new world overshadowed by uncertainty and grief. Feeling abandoned by her deployed Army officer father in the wake of the attack, Marty is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature that's said to devour happy children. But as the years pass, mother and daughter slowly begin to embrace their new life and make peace with the pain of the past.

Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page Author Terri Peterson Smith
ISBN-10 9781613744291
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a "Devil in the White City" view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features "beyond the book" experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

Start Here Read Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors

Start Here  Read Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors Author Jeff O'Neal
ISBN-10 9781624885655
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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There are so many fantastic authors and great books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Start Here solves that problem; it tells you how to read your way into 25 amazing authors from a wide range of genres--from classics to contemporary fiction to comics. Each chapter presents an author, explains why you might want to try them, and lays out a 3- or 4-book reading sequence designed to help you experience fully what they have to offer. It’s a fun, accessible, and informative way to enrich your reading life. A wide array of writers, critics, and bloggers offer their expertise and passion for these authors to help you get started reading authors you’ve always wanted to try. Includes chapters by Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus) on Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) on Bernard Malamud, Linda Fairstein (The Alexandra Cooper Series) on Edgar Allan Poe, and Kevin Smokler (Practical Classics) on Sherman Alexie. Also includes chapters on readIng your way Into: Margaret Atwood Jane Austen Ray Bradbury Italo Calvino Philip K Dick Charles Dickens E.M. Forster Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ernest Hemingway Zora Neale Hurston John Irving Stephen King Cormac McCarthy Herman Melville Arthur Miller Alice Munro Haruki Murakami Richard Russo Zadie Smith David Foster Wallace Colson Whitehead

A Gay and Melancholy Sound

A Gay and Melancholy Sound Author Merle Miller
ISBN-10 1612182976
Year 2012-04
Pages 567
Language en
Publisher Amazonencore
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On the verge of committing suicide, Joshua reveals his life story on a tape recorder, including how he was exploited as a child prodigy, his successes during and after World War II, and his tendency toward self-destructive behaviors.