What New York City Preschools teach children reading before they get to kindergarten? I'm looking for names. Thank you!
Where can I read more about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, and the events leading up to it?
Where can I read more about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, and the events leading up to it? [more inside]
What are some good resources for finding out about recent/new/upcoming non-fiction books that discuss the web or the internet? [more inside]
You're probably all familiar with this: you spend a couple of hours burning through pile of Google Reader/Read It Later/Instapaper items, and everything seems to clear and informational and your attention level is high and you get all those great ideas and... and it stays in your head for two days. Do you know any good tools or habits I can use to improve retention of what I read? Do you keep a journal? Make notes? Write down short abstracts of more interesting articles? Periodically re-read some stuff? [more inside]
Recommend me a translation of the Bible (New Testament would be nice but optional) that's an engrossing read — if such a thing exists. I want a translation/interpretation that places emphasis on the story being told. [more inside]
BookFilter: I think the book takes place on Earth, and I think the book was written recently. A disaster of sorts happens and the only area of survival is a narrow strip of land, perhaps wrapping around the world, and perhaps powered/maintained by pipes. If people venture away from this strip, their worst fears/nightmares materialize and attack. I came across it somewhere on MetaFilter. Thanks in advance!
Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
Please recommend some great prose stylists! [more inside]
I'm looking for fiction that's written in the form of letters and other forms of correspondence. [more inside]
What are the best magical duels and battles in literature? Sorcerors blasting each other with lightning bolts, the metaphysical shenanigans of Last Call etc, whatever. I haven't actually read the Harry Potter books, so if there are any particularly good wizard battles in that, do say.
Book-filter: My husband and I are expecting our first child in early May. He would like a book on parenting, especially along the everything-you-need-to-know-about-infants perspective, as he has never really been exposed to babies. [more inside]
I'm looking for book recommendations for teenagers learning English. [more inside]
Strange new personal interest... Help me find more things to read about non-traditional approaches to coaching/playing/thinking about sports. [more inside]
Is there a more durable equivalent of the Bookchair that I could get my sister for Christmas? Right now, our home is littered with bookchairs that fell to the ground and broke in a pretty permanent way. And that's awfully tiring. The key component is the fact that the page holder "tabs" can adjust for either very thick or (somewhat) thin books, so that's vital in any replacement. I'm in Canada.
What children's book was this I read a while ago? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good novels relating to language learning, linguistics, or translation? [more inside]
Dad gift filter: Hive mind, what are your favorite books I can get as a gift for my father that are easy-to-digest-in-snippets kind of book? Topics such as self-help, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, biography, and creativity are all great. [more inside]
I'm an Aunt who is utterly lost on what book would be good for her 10 year old nephew. He is just starting his first chapter books and I do not know what is good in tween? literature these days. Help? [more inside]
I need book suggestions for an autistic 7 year old. [more inside]
How would I listen to Wordsworth's poetry like Wordsworth would have recited it? [more inside]
Please recommend short books (15-35 min from start to finish) for middle schoolers who read at the 3rd through 5th grade level. [more inside]
I'm looking for snippets of song lyrics that reference authors, books, or reading, and I'm looking for ones that can (more or less) stand on their own outside the context of the song. [more inside]
What book recommendations would you have for someone who really enjoyed Lev Grossman's The Magicians? [more inside]
My book club is looking for some book recommendations. We’re hoping to find books that will be a bit out of our comfort zone, but will still be engaging. In particular, we’d like to try something outside of the literary fiction or historical fiction genres. Sci-fi, fantasy, mystery or even a short story collection would be welcome. We like good writing, but we love ideas and themes that lead to interesting discussions even more. [more inside]
Please tell me, what is the best English translation of the Mahabharata? I'm not particularly concerned that it be a verse translation. I would prefer something that's available in electronic form (for reading on my Nook). Something that's public domain, and therefore available on Google books, even better. But these are preferences, not hard requirements. I'm more concerned with reliability of the translation. [more inside]
Books that "hint" at life lessons or realizations about life? [more inside]
I'm losing my mother. I'm looking for a book to help me deal with the pain. [more inside]
Help a reader's dream come true: I want to be able to search my Amazon wishlist. [more inside]
Help me remind myself NON-ELECTRONICALLY to read twice a day at work. [more inside]
Midwestern Urban Fiction: Great novels that exemplify the industrialized cities of the U.S. Midwest?
Midwestern Urban Fiction: What are the great novels that exemplify or characterize (as opposed to "are set in") any of the industrialized cities of the U.S. Midwest (St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, the Twin Cities, etc.)? [more inside]
What is News? I'm looking for any books, blogs, essays, articles, etc. that relate to any intelligent definitions of news or how people believe the news in 50 years will work. I'm not interested in evaluations of bias, the demise of mainstream media, or inane ramblings about Web 2.0. [more inside]
I'm looking for any advice that will get me excited about literature. [more inside]
My wife and I love to read books in bed, just before going to sleep. I usually use my iPhone 4 Kindle app. Lately, however, the biomechanics of semi sitting up in bed have been taking there toll on my already somewhat debilitated spine (mild degeneration). I would like to be able to lie flat and read by staring straight up (or at least give this a try). Unless you've tried it, you may not know that simply holding the device or book overhead with your arms simply doesn't work. Some kind of holder is needed. I am looking for anyone's suggestions on what might work, perhaps those who are, or know someone who is, quadriplegic, or otherwise disabled might have some good ideas.I'm not so much looking for something I could kludge together, but more interested in something that is already available; I'm not firm on this, however. All suggestions are welcome, though!
I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
What books have helped you succeed and grow professionally? Although recommendations like Getting Things Done or How To Win Friends And Influence People would be great, I would also like to hear about fiction or non-business books that you have read that have positively impacted your career. I am familiar with this thread about particular fields. I am more interested in books that have helped you generally in your career, regarding topics as diverse as work ethic, courage, communication, organization, leadership, relationships, work-life balance, etc. If the Men's Style Manual has impacted your career, bring it on!
WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
Your best recommendations for well-researched, well-argued books addressing issues of poverty, sentencing, crime and drug policy in the U.S. in the last ten years? Mass market or academic press are fine. [more inside]
'70s microfilm technology filter - what do (did) you call a gadget for testing or enhancing reading ability by having a student look through a viewer and read one line at a time? [more inside]
What's the best / easiest way to process / format material I've downloaded or copied from the web to read on Apple's Books app? On a Kindle? If I format for the Kindle, would the material be synced on both devices if I use the Kindle iPhone app as my reader? I've been using Calibre to rip ePubs, but there has to be an easier way than what I'm doing, which takes forever. [more inside]
ReadingListFilter: What is the most unmissable novel of the past decade? [more inside]
Where can I read excellent sports writing? [more inside]
What are good resources for magazine/journal literacy, maps of the terrain of the periodical world? [more inside]
I'm in what's supposed to be an immersive German language program, but my Internets are in English. Help me fix that! [more inside]
I need 144 (or maybe 36) different bad puns, "witty" sayings, and short jokes (plus accompanying pictures) about reading and books. Can you help me? [more inside]
What are some famous and/or culturally influential books that are not hard to dive into? [more inside]
Teachers and other folks who work in the field of education: Where can I find out what’s currently popular/important in middle-school and high-school education? I’m looking for professional resources, trends, current education gurus—the kinds of things I’d find at Heinemann or at conventions like NCTE or IRA, but I’ve already been on the Heinemann site, and I can’t make it to conventions this year. [more inside]
Have ipod touch--would like to read books on it! [more inside]
I've just started reading 2666...in Spanish. I'm proficient at reading Spanish, but I'm missing a lot of vocabulary, so the process is taking forever. How can I make it go faster? [more inside]
What's a good book on the status of Hispanics in America? [more inside]