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7 Tips on Finding a Great Book

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on May 21, 2012




We’ve all been there.  Meekly wandering the aisles of the airport bookstore, wondering which paperback will take our mind off the impending doom of a water landing.  And yet, despite hundreds of options, nothing seems to be remotely interesting.  What’s a tremulous traveler to do? Below are 7 tips for finding a future favorite. Bestsellers […]

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5 Acclaimed Authors No One Reads

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on March 30, 2012




It’s easy to hate on Twilight and The Hunger Games, but there is something eminently readable about both.  Clear, simplistic language and heroic, one-dimensional characters cuddle a lazy reader, enticing attention typically reserved for soap operas and professional wrestling. On the flip side, however, are the authors everyone feels they ought to like, but don’t.  […]

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The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

by Nick Bernard on March 6, 2012




It’s hard to be a fan of David Foster Wallace. Since the publication of his universally revered literary tour de force, Infinite Jest, Wallace achieved iconic status in contemporary American letters as a brilliant but challenging writer—a perception crystallized by his untimely death in 2008. For this reason, it’s become almost a cliché to have […]

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6 Romantic Classics Sure to Fire up Your Valentine’s Day

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 9, 2012




Instead of an over-priced dinner at a crowded restaurant, you may want to consider a quiet night at home for Valentine’s Day with a good book.  Below are 6 excellent classic novels renowned for their passion and romance. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet, literature’s most perfect heroine, and her Mr. Darcy banter […]

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The Way We Read Now

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on February 7, 2012




Before the explosion of the internet, reading seemed to be on the decline.  People were increasingly turning to movies and television to sate their entertainment interests.  Interpersonal communication was largely carried out via telephone or in person (though occasionally allowing for the charmingly idiosyncratic letter). But thanks to email, texting and Oprah’s book club, reading […]

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