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  • Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

    By Christina DesMarais for Inc.com You’re not doing yourself any favors if you’re in the 26 percent of American adults who haven’t read even part of a book within the past year. More than a quarter–26 percent–of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That’s according […]

  • Book of the Week: FROM DOON WITH DEATH by Ruth Rendell

    A mousy housewife from a small English town is murdered, and Inspector Wexford investigates; the author’s 1964 debut.

  • It’s Important To Read Everyday

    The benefits of reading books range from improving mental health, to improving physical health, to creating healthy habits, and it’s no wonder that books and reading are so high up on the list of personal entertainment. Though books have been around for an incredibly long time, they have not lost their importance throughout the years. […]

  • Book of the Week: TREE TOPS: A FAMILY MEMOIR by Susan Cheever

    Old secrets surface–on both sides; the sequel to Home Before Dark.

  • 10 Must-Read Books for Women’s History Month

    By Amanda Hayes for NBC News If you’re looking for a way to get involved during Women’s History Month, one recommendation is to simply read. Here are 10 books about women who were written by women. From politicians to mathematicians, both fiction and non-fiction, these ladies changed the world for the better. We hope that […]

  • ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Is Coming to Netflix

    The New York Times  – March 6, 2019 By Concepción de León Netflix announced on Wednesday that it had acquired the rights to develop Gabriel García Márquez’s seminal novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” more than 50 years after it was originally published, in 1967. It will be the first time the novel is adapted […]

  • Book of the Week: THE ROSE TATTOO by Tennessee Williams

    A cloistered widow begins a fiery romance with a much younger man.

  • Movie of the Month: The King and I

    A widowed Welsh mother travels to Siam, and becomes the governess/English tutor to the many wives and children of an obstinate king. Starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, and directed by Walter Lang.

  • March 2019 Book Recommendations

    Tennessee Williams’s THE ROSE TATTOO; a cloistered widow begins a fiery romance with a much younger man. Susan Cheever’s TREE TOPS: A FAMILY MEMOIR; old secrets surface–on both sides; the sequel to Home Before Dark. Ruth Rendell’s FROM DOON WITH DEATH; a mousy housewife from a small English town is murdered, and Inspector Wexford investigates; […]

  • Book of the Week: A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY by Agatha Christie

    A photograph and a strange story lure the sleuth, Jane Marple, into investigating a murder.

  • Patriotic Picks: February 2019

    Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.               The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Humor, sentimentality, […]

  • Book of the Week: MURDER IN THE SMITHSONIAN by Margaret Truman

    A historian is murdered during a black tie affair, and a case of deceit, secrets, and revenge is revealed.