Where do you turn when you need to recommend a book or buy a gift – for someone with completely different reading tastes than you have?
I love a New Year. Time to clear out the baggage of the year before and start fresh. It’s time, too, when I challenge
For a family of avid readers like mine, books are an obvious choice for gift-giving times. It’s a fairly sure bet that it
During my holiday travels this year I’ve made a concerted effort not to tote around superfluous reading materials; instead I’m relying on friends
Over several thousand years the human brain has been changed by the act of reading. Our brains continue to evolve, and a number of scientific
If you’re one of those diehard anti-consumerists who usually spends this time of year blaming Coca Cola for all things Christmas, it might come
Of course, it scarcely suffices to look at what we’ve wrought at Guantánamo and abroad and call it Orwellian or Kafkaesque.
This past weekend, NPR ran a short piece on Weekend Edition where, as usual, I learned something new. Though it’s a bit tricky to
TV comic John Clarke once mocked an Australian Prime Minister’s claim that Australia’s future was in Asia. “I told him Malaysia’s
Marcel Proust wrote a rather well-known work called In Search of Lost Time, published in France in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. Before he embarked on