The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here’s What Reviewers Said About It in 1937

The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here's What Reviewers Said About It in 1937 Lily Rothman | Time Repost When the first edition of The Hobbit: or, There And Back Again was first published — 80 years ago, on Sept. 21, 1937 — C.S. Lewis famously called the book a "marvellous" classic-in-the-making, and the New York … Continue reading The Hobbit Is Turning 80. Here’s What Reviewers Said About It in 1937

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The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything

The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything | Repost ~Darius Foroux Editor's Note: As Darius points out in his post, the central theme, though universal, came from the book, The One Thing. Another great read on the power of compounding efforts is, The Slight Edge, by Jeff … Continue reading The Power Of Compounding: You Can Achieve Anything, If You Stop Trying To Do Everything

50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

CREDIT: Getty Images 50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers ~Jessica Stillman, Inc. | Repost The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations. TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people … Continue reading 50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

Goodreads

Updated: 10/8/2017The website/app, Goodreads, setup a reading challenge at the beginning of each year, since 2016.  If you are unfamiliar with Goodreads, it is a social website centered around books and reading.  The idea is that you can upload your personal library of book titles and arrange lists by the books you've read, the books you … Continue reading Goodreads

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ By Alicia Kort, Newsweek | Repost In the 20th century, two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination with their original works, which have been translated into more than 39 languages, printed in more than 300 million copies and were … Continue reading How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Though … Continue reading Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn