Best General Books & Reading
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1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition
Author: by Thomas C Foster
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guidea lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.
While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyesand the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor.
What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C.
Foster provides us with a broad overview of literaturea world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
2. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: by Mortimer J. Adler
With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them.
It’s masterfully done. Farheed ZakariaOriginally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve themfrom elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading.
Readers will learn when and how to judge a book by its cover, and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
3. Happy Mindset Little Journal: Kids Interactive Journal Prompts and Daily Activities to Help Children Develop a Growth Mindset. Colorful, Self-Learning and Fun! (Ages 6-12)
Author: by Claudia Liem
PLEASE NOTE:Amazon’s Look Inside feature is only available on desktop. Using this feature, you will be able to see inside the Journal, its beautiful design and its attributes. Also, parents will have some great insights about how their children think and the choices they make.
About this item:This growth mindset inspired journal is designed to encourage boys and girls with developing their self-confidence and positivity. The Happy Mindset Little Journal includes inspirational activities, quotes, inquisitive questions, creative illustrations, and writing prompts. By working through the journal and practicing these skills we teach children to train their brains how to embrace challenges.
In doing so, we show them that failing and making mistakes are just part of the process to achieving success. Your child will learn how to: Develop a growth mindset Express feelings and identify emotions Have a positive outlook on life Be persistent Understand it is ok to make mistakes Believe they can always improve Be grateful Accept that everyone is different Better understand themselves Grow up to be a mentally stronger adultSCIENCE-BACKED RESEARCH BASED ON WELL DOCUMENTED FINDINGS Dr Carol S.Dweck.
4. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between
Author: by Thomas C Foster
Published at: Harper Perennial (May 26, 2020)
The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.
We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers.
The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t announce their relative veracity.
It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media.
5. The Voynich Manuscript
Author: by Raymond Clemens
Yale University Press
The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle”For the first time, a complete reproduction [of] The Voynich Manuscript, has been published, featuring essays exploring what is known about the book and extra-wide margins so readers can record their responses to its beguiling, beautiful strangeness.”Nina Maclaughlin, Boston GlobeFor people who like a good historical mystery, this …
Fifteenth- or sixteenth-century Voynich Manuscript will fascinate. Rebecca Onion, Slate Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world’s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich.
The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book’s language has eluded decipherment, and its elaborate illustrations remain as baffling as they are beautiful.
6. The Book Lover's Journal (Reading Journal, Book Journal, Organizer)
Author: by Rene J. Smith
Peter Pauper Press
Book lovers!Here is the reading journal youve always wanted. At last, a place to record the books you’ve read! This sleek journal provides plenty of room to record details of your reading experiences. It also provides space to jot down titles you’d like to read next.
Includes pages to list books borrowed, lent, or given (even a place to list books you’d like to give), your book sources, and book group contact information. Also includes lists of acclaimed authors and titles to inspire future reading choices and a section devoted to your reading life.
Contents include: IntroductionMy Book Log: Pages TurnedBooks I’d Like to Read: My Reading Wish ListMy Books: Books Bought, Borrowed, Lent, and GivenBook Group Info: Friends and Fellow ReadersAcclaimed Authors and Books: Inspiration for Future ReadingMy Reading LifePortable size: 4-1/2” wide x 7-1/2” high.
Take it with you to the bookstore or library! Elastic band closure. Sturdy hardcover binding.216 pages.
7. Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
Author: by Francine Prose
A distinguished novelist and critic inspires readers and writers with this inside look at how the professionals readand write Long before there were creative writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.
As she takes us on a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the mastersDostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, ChekhovProse discovers why these writers endure. She takes pleasure in the signature elements of such outsatanding writers as Philip Roth, Isaac Babel, John Le Carr, James Joyce, and Katherine Mansfield.
Throughout, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart.
8. The Art of Memoir
Author: by Mary Karr
Published at: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 6, 2016)
Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.
For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas. In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and black belt sinner, providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre.
Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers’ experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr’s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.
9. Jane Eyre: The Original 1847 Edition With Illustrations (A Classic Illustrated Novel of Charlotte Brontë)
Author: by Charlotte Brontë
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bront, Jane EyreThis Beautiful edition contains 15 illustrations. Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront. It was published on 16 October 1847 under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.
Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane’s moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry Jane Eyre revolutionized the art of fiction.
Charlotte Bront has been called the ‘first historian of the private consciousness’ and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel’s exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.
10. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: by Simon Winchester
A New York Times Notable Book The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionaryand literary history. The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken.
As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him.
For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is the linguistic detective story of the decade. (William Safire, New York Times Magazine)This P.S.
Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
11. Reading Log: Gifts for Book Lovers / Reading Journal [ Softback * Large (8" x 10") * Antique Books * 100 Spacious Record Pages & More… ] (Reading Logs & Journals)
Author: by smART bookx
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Gjr edition (November 26, 2015)
Large 8″ x 10″ Softback Reading Log / Journal with printed images of wood & antique books and an inspirational quote on the back [US$5.99 / 4.99]. IF LOOK INSIDE ISN’T LOADING, the blue smART bookx link by the title will help you out. BOOK INTERIOR:One hundred attractive and spacious record pages.
As well as the main review space, there’s space to log: – title, author, publishing details & page count, – start & finish dates, – book format, source & genre/subject, – thoughts & inspirations in an Inspiration Tree, – ratings on plot, character development and ease of reading, as well as an overall review score, and – memorable quotes.
At the back you’ll find: – a loan record sheet, – a tick list of the top 100 voted fiction books, and – a Notes page for jotting down new authors, books to read, book suppliers and other useful reading resources.
At the front, a blank personalized Contents Table gives space for you to add your own categories alongside some of the more commons ones. Whether it’s short stories, poetry, satire or a few specific authors that float your boat, you’ll always be able to quickly find any of your reviews by allocating each to one or more categories as you go along.