Is there a web site which recommends the best writing on the net on a periodic basis? [more inside]
7 days poolside... I need books! Tell me what to buy! [more inside]
What chair, side-table, lamp, and ottoman combo would you have to create the best reading nook? I have about $1,000 to spend on the best reading lamp, side-table, and chair/couch for my house. I'm a law school student (rising 3L) and I need some to setup a comfortable space to read at night. I can't seem to find a good combination that will make reading at night easy without making me too sleepy.
Which quality newspapers and other news services provide full-text RSS feeds? I'm looking for a world, national, and also sources specific to California news and politics. Alternatively, what are some MacGyver-style ways to make a full-text RSS feed for my current favorites? [more inside]
Need some book recommendations. Just finished reading Bram Stoker's Dracula...and am getting through the Historian. In the past I have enjoyed The List of Seven, Club Dumas, The Alienist, Name of the Rose and so forth. So I guess I like the mystery-within-history sort of suspense/horror/thriller. The things I didn't get into were Dan Brown, Ian Pears, and anything having to do with Templars or Mary Magdalene. Can you recommend me your favorites? -- Thanks so much.
What are some good poems to read aloud, that take the form of direct address? [more inside]
Can a head injury possibly make you more intelligent? [more inside]
Has anyone taking a psychic reading? I am thinking of taking a reading from Char Margolis? I do know of James Randi foundation, and I am aware that there are lots of scams. I am skeptical, but I'd like to check for myself before deciding one way or the other. It would be great to hear from someone who has actually taken the reading (either with Char or someone else). How was the experience like? Is it worth spending the time and money (Char charges 600$).
Looking for light, sociological holiday reading material... [more inside]
For such a picky eater, I sure like to read a lot about food. What good food books can you recommend? [more inside]
[LibraryFilter] What are your best resources for (fiction) reader's advisory (children, YA, adult)?? [more inside]
What do you love about popular books on society, history, and human sciences? What do you hate about them? [more inside]
Please recommend your favorite "behind the scenes" nonfiction books! [more inside]
I am trying to build a library of inspirational sentences. [more inside]
How do you read a newspaper? [more inside]
Why Do I Read Right to Left? [more inside]
I need new Web sites to replace my old ones. [more inside]
What are the best bars in San Francisco for reading? [more inside]
I'd like to learn about biology. Can you recommend some books to get me started? [more inside]
Why do I suck at teaching myself, reading, and studying? Can I fix it? [more inside]
What are the best books on mythology (all kinds)? [more inside]
I demand to know your favorite short story anthologies. [more inside]
People talk about "writing the Great American Novel." What do you think are valid examples of the G.A.N.? What novels, American or otherwise, did you enjoy reading and wish you had written?
Recently finished 2666. It is on a pedestal by itself, with my award for "Best Novel Ever." Now, everything I try to read seems jaded, inferior, or doesn't measure up. Help me get beyond this and find something interesting to read
KidsReadingCocoonFilter: looking to create an awesome reading space for voraciously reading first-grader. Ideally something better than a box... What did you have? What does your kid have? [more inside]
Summer Reading Filter: looking for great books NOT originally in English [more inside]
On the cusp of every summer for the past couple of years, I made a list of books to read over the summer. But I have spectacularly failed to actually read, every single time. What do you, fellow-mefites, do to keep your noses buried in books and not be tempted by the beach, the bar or the intertubes? [more inside]
Prison gang reading lists and what's on them. Does anyone out there know a concise answer? [more inside]
I need a new "big think" book! I just finished Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, and I loved his other books as well. I've read everything Jared Diamond has published (Collapse, Guns, Germs & Steel, The Third Chimpanzee etc.) I like books that stretch your brain and reveal the hidden factors in life, the world and society. [more inside]
Can you identify this old children's book? [more inside]
What should I (a late-marrying, book-crazy, somewhat institution-of-marriage-wary bride) read on my honeymoon? Inspired (in a way) by this question, I'm looking for novels to help me reflect on, process, and understand marriage. [more inside]
How do I read online material more efficiently? [more inside]
Books about libraries, and books/essays about the future of them? [more inside]
Readers, Psychologist, Philosophers or Writers Please, How not to get confused and feel unsetteled after reading different books and Theories?
Readers, Psychologist, Philosophers or Writers Please, How not to get confused and feel unsetteled after reading different books and Theories? [more inside]
I'm looking for inspiring short readings (poems? selections from essays?) loosely organized around the themes of freedom from oppression. Bonus points if they're fun to read and hear, building to a nice crescendo. [more inside]
What should I read to my 6 year old? What should she read to herself? [more inside]
How do I start to enjoy reading again? Books and news just aren't fun anymore... [more inside]
I need some advice on how to do better on reading comprehension questions in the verbal section of the GRE. [more inside]
Help me keep her reading filter: My wife is tearing through the Twilight series right now, and I'd love to keep her swamped in books once she finishes. But the vampire-ness of the series is the least interesting part to her. [more inside]
Can you recommend me some good magazines similar to Readers Digest? [more inside]
Where in London can I buy a filter coffee and read undisturbed for hours? Should be quiet, needn't be 'nice', Bow or London Bridge locations a bonus but all considered. [more inside]
If you're a grad student or academic, how do you read new articles and books? Do you take notes/marginalia? Do you read some parts systematically and skim/ignore the rest? Read each piece multiple times? Do you find you learn more from reading than from talking with others or attending presentations? Please indicate what field you're in.
I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
Who are the new exciting, young novelists of the 21st century? I suddenly find myself with a lot more time on my hands for reading. [more inside]
What is considered a reasonable amount of time to be able to concentrate on one task? [more inside]
After about 20 years of believing myself to be a perfectly accomplished reader, I have been told that in fact 66 percent of America is better then me. Why? [more inside]
Hi, I am currently attempting Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra with some difficulty. What I'm really looking for is a chapter-by-chapter explanation of the book; the meanings, metaphors, and significance of the characters and events. Thanks in advance.
Reading groups/clubs in Los Angeles? [more inside]
What great children's books are there for little girls beginning kindergarten. Ramona the Pest is a book about a girl in Kindergarten and I like that one. [more inside]
What is the brain chemistry involved in reading a good book? What areas of the brain are stimulated? What chemicals experience an uptick? Is there a particular combination unique to reading for pleasure? [more inside]