Some of the world's highest achievers have one thing in common: it isn’t a high IQ, nor is it an incredible lucky streak, but their appreciation for reading. Books were their most profitable investment. by Sandra Wu Two teenage boys found employment at a grocery store in Omaha, Nebraska. The older boy, from a poor…Read more The Reading Habits Of Highly Successful People
Established in 859 CE, Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin Library will soon reopen to the public with architectural details for the 21st century. Home to stacks of ancient Islamic manuscripts and intricately decorated reading rooms, the world’s oldest continuously operating library will soon reopen — and, for the first time since its founding in 859 CE, to the public.…Read more World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter
When censorship begins, it's often just a difference of opinion except one opinion's stronger than another, like private and vested interests, moral crusaders, people who believe they know better than everyone else what is good for them. Then they start to burn books, separate people. Me? I follow the banned.
What are you thinking? (Reuters/Claudia Daut) Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish…Read more How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics
No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them. By DANIEL VICTORSEPT. 2, 2016 Continue reading the main story Photo Books line the walls on at Common Grounds, in DeKalb, Ill., in August. Credit Katie Smith/Daily Chronicle, via Associated Press Even with Facebook, Netflix and other digital distractions increasingly vying…Read more VIVA THE BOOK
I'm trying to rid my feet of the dreaded, but little known, Zebra Feet Syndrome. It is caused by the excessive wearing of Jesus boots, or sandals, as they're better known. You can see my efforts are beginning to bear fruit with the blossoming of lurid pink strips where there was once the lurid stripe…Read more Zebra Feet Syndrome