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RA Ready: A Beginner’s Guide to Genre Fiction | Readers’ Advisory

There are few things more satisfying for a librarian than uniting a reader with a great book (or two or ten). But many library staffers experience anxiety when asked to recommend titles in genres they don’t read themselves and with which they are unfamiliar.

Recommended Reading

Two bits of recommended reading...1. Sarah Lerner at Dame Magazine: A Tale of Two First Daughters. What's also interesting about this piece, in addition to everything Sarah has written in it, is that it's a month old, and it is depressingly evergreen. Show More Summary

Here's What 220 PSI Does To An Old Tire

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The typically recommended tire pressure for most of us is between 30 to 35 PSI. Of course, we’ve all wondered what would happen if we just kept filling up the tire and didn’t stop until something happened. Read more...

“In the end, everything turns out / right”

Recommended Reading: “An Old Man, Full of Days” by Matthew Minicucci. The post “In the end, everything turns out / right” appeared first on The Millions.

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by a horsehair brush.Recommended Reading:Digby: Trump and the Media: Beneath the Surface Hostility, a Deep and Dangerous SymbiosisChauncey: [Content Note: White supremacy; police brutality] Welcome to the...Show More Summary

Gene Luen Yang's Resistance Reading

We asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace and/or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here are the recommendations from the acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, a...Show More Summary

The Dynamics of War and Revolution, by Lawrence Dennis

Dennis was actually the first stagnation theorist I read, at about the age of eighteen, due to a recommendation from Walter Grinder.  His strength is to tie stagnationist claims into the political economy of war.  This is from 1940 (book...Show More Summary

Gilead

Recommended Reading: Willa Paskin’s review of Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. The post Gilead appeared first on The Millions.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by E=MC 2.Recommended Reading:Shae: Feminists Get a Lot Right—Let's Celebrate ThatMatthew: [Content Note: Violent homophobia] Hillary Clinton Slams Trump for Silence on Torture of Gay and Bisexual Men in...Show More Summary

Prince, Juice Absurdity, the French Election: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing excellent content, but also keeping an eye on other great writing from around the web. This may be a predominantly arts/culture-centric website, but given the immediate gravity of U.S. politics, we’ve been focusing this outward-looking post on indispensable political writing, as well as the occasional […]

2017 Book Recommendations From The Coast Guard’s Top Admiral

The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft (USCG) This year’s reading list includes both books I selected and books thatShow More Summary

The one body part you're probably cleaning incorrectly

But how do you clean things up in that area, really? Keep reading for Dr. Voigt's best recommendations. What's the deal with Q-Tips—and are they safe? What else should you avoid? The doctor's Rx Read more Linking Blogs | Comments

Apoaequorin Review: Don’t Buy Before You Read This!

What is it? Apoaequorin is a drug that is created from the natural extracts of a species of jellyfish. It is recommended by it manufacturer for nootropic purposes, including enhancing memory function. Apoaequorin distributors have claimed that it can be … Continue reading ?

Trump's Deeply Dishonest Promise to the Working Class

This piece, "Fake Working Class," by Jamelle Bouie at Slate is so, so good. I strongly recommend reading the whole thing, but here is an excerpt:Retail jobs aren't good jobs, per se; on average, they pay little, provide few benefits, and are notoriously unstable. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cookies.Recommended Reading:This Twitter thread by L. Joy Williams is a must-read.Christina: "Shattered" or Contorted? What a New Book Gets Wrong About the Clinton CampaignCaroline: On Fearless Girl,...Show More Summary

"For awhile, I was seeing a guy who really liked David Foster Wallace. He once forced me to do cocaine..."

"... by shoving it inside me during sex. He wasn’t the first man to recommend Wallace, but he’s the last whose suggestion I pretended to consider. So while I’ve never read a book by Wallace, I’m preemptively uninterested in your opinion about it. Show More Summary

Coupa Acquisition of Trade Extensions: Spend Matters US on “Customer and Partner Recommendations”

Categories: We reported here on the acquisition of sourcing optimisation firm Trade Extensions by Coupa, which is now under way.  Since then, the US Spend Matters […] (Read more...)

Shorties (Online Activist Book Clubs, A History of Cut and Paste in Music, and more)

Bustle recommended online book clubs that combine reading with activism. The Quietus shared a history of cut and paste in music. eBooks on sale for $1.50 today: After Disasters by Viet Dinh The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald...

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by space.Recommended Reading:Happy FIFTEENTH Blogiversary to Atrios! Wow!Shay et. al.: [Content Note: White privilege] What Is the Role of White People in Racial Justice?Keith: [CN: Sexual assault; carcerality]...Show More Summary

Vietnamese literature in English

At VnExpress International Quynh Trang asked Wayne Karlin and Hoang Hung to recommend The best 15 English titles you should read, a decent starter list.

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