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Weekend picks for book lovers, including ‘Together We Rise’

‘Together We Rise’(Photo: Dey Street) What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include a new book celebrating the Women’s March, timed to the one-year anniversary. Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World by the organizers of the Women’s March and Condé Nast; Dey Street, […]

Books: Susan Straight and David L. Ulin take on innovative memoirs and more in books

Good morning! Or afternoon — whenever you’re reading this. I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter. THE BIG STORY We’ve got a pair of really interesting stories this week that explore innovative memoirs and how we tell autobiographical stories. The first is by critic at large Susan Straight, who looks at two […]

Meet the NFL quarterback with his own book club

Long before Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was reading NFL playbooks, he was simply reading. Bookworm or bibliophile – however you describe him – that was a young Andrew Luck. Now, because Luck is using his star power to encourage the young and old to read, some people are calling him the NFL’s unofficial librarian. […]

Three Books To Help Develop Your Self Awareness In 2018

I recently spent three weeks touring the coastlines of Australia. Between the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Manly Beach, Sorrento and Adelaide I devoured some wicked surf and sand in the land Down Under. (Not to mention fantastic beer and wine.) Someone needs to hire me so I can move there. I managed to plow through […]

Real life captured in special art books

The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles. Article source: http://www.wlox.com/story/37307363/real-life-captured-in-special-art-books

For 30 years, Books for Africa gets Minnesota books to the neediest in the world

It was 30 years ago that Minnesota-based world traveler Tom Warth, shocked by what he called a book famine in Africa, shipped several mailbags of used books out of a church basement to libraries and schools there. That modest gesture grew into St. Paul-based Books for Africa, one of the state’s best-known international charities that […]

10 essential LGBTQ books to read after seeing Call Me By Your Name

Call Me by Your Name has been met with plenty of love from critics and awards bodies in the few months since it was released in select cities. Now, finally, the Oscar contender has made it to theaters nationwide. Whether you were one of the lucky few to catch the film already, or are planning to […]

Trove of Rare Stephen King Books Destroyed in Flood

Brigit Katz is a freelance writer is based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including NYmag.com, Flavorwire and Tina Brown Media’s Women in the World. Read more from this author | Follow @brigitkatz Article source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/trove-rare-stephen-king-books-destroyed-flood-180967893/

The Book as Technology

JANUARY 18, 2018 WHEN WE THINK of reading, we think of scrolling, clicking, and pushing screens, seeing these as replacements for the analog method of turning, flipping, and folding pages. But the book, made through mechanical processes, engineered as an appliance for leisure and instruction, can also be seen as a machine, a tool for […]

Imagining Colorado: Books, authors with connections to the Centennial State

By Tom Cronin, Special to The Denver Post While Colorado has been home to some of the nation’s most gifted writers, many of them didn’t write about Colorado. James Salter (“Downhill Racer”), Leon Uris (“Exodus”), Robert Heinlein (“Strangers in a Strange Land”), Joanne Greenberg (“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”), John Fante, Damon Runyon […]