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Editorial: Don’t put gender inhibitions on books

From the minute babies are born, some people want to steer them toward stereotypes. It’s pink and dolls for the girls and blue and sports toys for the boys. And that’s just the start. Throughout life, females are influenced — sometimes blatantly, sometimes subtly — toward certain behaviors and careers and males toward others. Over […]

TSA ends testing, will not screen passengers’ books separately – Austin American

“Academics are unsurprisingly big readers, and since we don’t simply read for pleasure, we often read materials with which we disagree or which may be seen by others as offensive,” Henry Reichman, chair of the American Association of University Professors’ Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said last month. “For instance, a scholar studying terrorism and […]

Reading Corner: Books make kids hungry

By Cathy Strahan | Contributor They mince no words. Kids of all ages love to help in the kitchen. Preschoolers use their muscles to clean, tear, break and snap vegetables and school-age children practice math skills to measure wet and dry ingredients. Maybe a teen will cook an entire meal! Spending time with adults in […]

Iran’s Enormous Book Garden In Tehran Houses More Than Just Books

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: A new bookstore opened in Iran. Not just any bookstore – a store that Iran claims to be the largest in the world. And it certainly is a contender. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: This thing measures some 700,000 square feet. So if you’re wondering how much that is, take an average-size Walmart, and […]

Buchanan schools taking books to the kids

Erin Chase, 14, reads a story to Breydyn McBain, 2, at Victory Park in Buchanan. The Little Bucks Bookmobile stops by every second Tuesday as it travels throughout the day at various locations. Tribune Photo/SANTIAGO FLORES Article source: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/buchanan-schools-taking-books-to-the-kids/article_ac254345-6edc-55a1-9838-bdb6dd1d127f.html

I’ve written half a dozen books — but I think ‘write a book’ is some of the worst advice you can give

Skip the book. Flickr/perzonseo There has been no worse piece of advice out there recently than: If you’re an entrepreneur, write a book. Not only has this little pitch sucked up thousands of hours of the time of otherwise productive business people, it has flooded the world with crappy books. Which is why I have […]

Iowan changing lives with books, traveling

Krivachek Article source: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/iowan-changing-lives-with-books-traveling/article_a63c8a9b-97a8-5128-92fc-378057764428.html

The British Library Will Release Two New Books Inspired by “Harry Potter”

Brigit Katz is a journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, Flavorwire, and Women in the World, a property of The New York Times. Read more from this author | Follow @brigitkatz Article source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-library-will-release-two-new-books-inspired-harry-potter-180964143/

You Might Catch Me at Comic-Con

Big Sean‘s an open (comic) book … when it comes to his infatuation with superheroes. The rapper was leaving Craig’s in Weho Saturday night with his gf, singer Jhene Aiko, when we asked if he’s into the Comic-Con scene. His answer was an enthusiastic yes. Sean says he’s into “Star Wars,” both the DC and […]

Horseshoe Casino exec pens book about supportive women

Dawn Reynolds Article source: http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/horseshoe-casino-exec-pens-book-about-supportive-women/article_d8423159-a945-53ee-afca-644e708d2ec0.html