"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality
- Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:49 GMT
- In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.
- ‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:47 GMT
- A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.
- Paperback Row Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT
- Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!
- ‘How We Learn,’ by Benedict Carey Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT
- Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.
- ‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’ by John Bemelmans Marciano Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:44 GMT
- Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- ‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT
- Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.
- ‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT
- Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.
- ‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:42 GMT
- Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.
- ‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
- Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.
- Children’s Books: ‘The Fourteenth Goldfish,’ by Jennifer L. Holm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
- Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?
- Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
- The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.
- Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT
- Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.
- ‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:39 GMT
- The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.