Tag: books as objects

Austin Almanza Wins #CostumesforBooks!
By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Austin Almanza Wins #CostumesforBooks!

We have a winner of this year’s #CostumesforBooks! Congratulations to Austin Almanza of Harbor Lights Middle School in Holland, MI for “A Clockwork Clown.” Austin, you’ll receive the Booklist Mystery Box on your doorstop next week (then you can tell us what’s in it)! Judge Dan Kraus had this to say about Austin’s entry: “A […]

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May the Best Costume Win!
By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

May the Best Costume Win!

We’ve received a stunning variety of submissions for our Halloween #Costumesforbooks competition thus far—from library assistants to candy-hungry-middle schoolers. There’s still time to submit your costume. Post your picture to Booklist‘s facebook page, or tweet using the hashtag #costumesforbooks by noon on Friday, October 31st for a chance to win the Booklist Mystery Box. Author and […]

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Book Cover Roundup: Sharpening Your Business Skulls
By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Cover Roundup: Sharpening Your Business Skulls

Despite our editors’ voracious appetite for the written word and passion for rock-solid reviews, some Booklist issue spotlights are just easier to craft than others. The July Spotlight on Business is notoriously tricky, not only because we receive fewer books about penny-pinching than we do zombie-slaying, but also because—let’s face it: we’re word people. Statistics? […]

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Lift-alikes: Books That Work Your Biceps

Lift-alikes: Books That Work Your Biceps

Sure, e-books are convenient, you can fit hundreds on a device that fits in your pocket, and no one will catch you reading 50 Shades of Grey on the train. But there’s one place where print books will never, ever be beaten: their ability to Pump. You. Up. Booklist regularly gets some heavyweights in the […]

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Secrets from My Shelves: Madonna's Sex
By December 2, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Secrets from My Shelves: Madonna's Sex

(Has anyone ever gone over to your bookshelf, picked up a book, and said, “What is this doing here?” This series of blog posts explains some of the more curious findings on one Booklister’s home shelves.) Way over on my lowest, leftmost shelves (right next to the cookbooks, for some unsanitary reason), rests Sex, the […]

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Secrets from My Shelves: The David Mamet Collection
By November 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Secrets from My Shelves: The David Mamet Collection

(Has anyone ever gone over to your bookshelf, picked up a book, and said, “What is this doing here?” This series of blog posts explains some of the more curious findings on one Booklister’s home shelves.) Visitors to my stately personal library sometimes scoff at the condition of my David Mamet section. Not because they […]

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Secrets from My Shelves: Ghost Story
By October 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Secrets from My Shelves: Ghost Story

(Has anyone ever gone over to your bookshelf, picked up a book, and said, “What is this doing here?” This series of blog posts explains some of the more curious findings on one Booklister’s home shelves.) Look at this thing. Just look at it. This thing is a battered piece of crap. To the trash […]

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Secrets from My Shelves: The Girdle of Chastity
By October 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Secrets from My Shelves: The Girdle of Chastity

(Has anyone ever gone over to your bookshelf, picked up a book, and said, “What is this doing here?” This series of blog posts explains some of the more curious findings on one Booklister’s home shelves.) In my defense, anyone’s history collection is going to be filled with some oddball volumes that make you look […]

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Literature Is Illuminating!

Literature Is Illuminating!

Here’s a very cool do-it-yourself reading lamp from HOWTO (via BoingBoing, via Red Ferret).  

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Weeklings: Apocalypse Amazon, Luxury Books, and Grawlixes

Weeklings: Apocalypse Amazon, Luxury Books, and Grawlixes

In “Before the Flood,” Margaret Atwood describes what made her go back to the dysopian future in “The Year of the Flood” (by Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail): One of the things people are working on now, and were working on in 2001 when I was actually halfway through Oryx and Crake, is the […]