What were the most popular books in February 2017? Below are the 20 books searched for the most on Google in the United States last…
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What’s surprising about Sinclair Lewis’s “Main Street” is how little has changed in the 97 years since the book was published.
We’ve fought wars, made our phones into computers, and still, the struggles of America in the 1910s and America in the 2010s are fairly similar.
Yes, “Main Street” is a small town story, but it’s a book reflective of societal challenges. That the setting is a rural America most Americans today won’t recognize doesn’t matter. The issues Lewis raises are all too recognizable to contemporary Americans.
I hadn’t been asleep long when it happened. A noise, like skin slapping wood, jolted me awake. “Nick awoke with a fright,” my internal monolog…
What would happen if every American read Toni Morrison’s Beloved? Maybe we’d be a little more understanding. Maybe we’d be a little more appreciative. Understanding…
Reading Hero of the Empire triggers this question: How is writing impacted by how we today consume information?
Surely, there’s an impact. Prevailing advice for writers is to be readers. This implies reading affects writing. If true, then how we read must impact writing as well.
So what can we expect of writers in the world of shortening attention spans, hyperlinks, and social media?
When you climb Mt. St. Helens’ south side, the rocks and small boulders over which you’ve traversed give way to volcanic ash. Attempting to progress…
Update: Four books have been added to the 2017 reading list. Find out what it’s included in the 38 books to read in 2017 list.
Tis the season for new endeavors and an annual reading list fits the bill. Below is my 2017 reading list.
Maybe you’ve always kept a yearly list of books you want to read. This is a first for me. Now that I’ve become more practiced about my reading, there are books I want to be sure and read.
A reading list helps. And it prevents me from forgetting a book I come across.
The 2017 reading list is organized into categories. As the reading list organization is for my purposes, you won’t find these categories in a library or on Amazon. (See “Oldies but goodies”).