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: 8/07/2017 The 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 … 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

As A Man Thinketh ~James Allen | Book Review

As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen Originally published: 1902 Description: "As a Man Thinketh" is a literary essay by James Allen, first published in 1902. In more than a century it has become an inspirational classic, selling millions of copies worldwide and bringing faith, inspiration, and self healing to all who have encountered it. … Continue reading As A Man Thinketh ~James Allen | Book Review