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New Faculty Books: How Your Brain Works, Cycling Around the World and More

Recent and upcoming publications from UW faculty include those from the Jackson School of International Studies, the Department of Psychology and the Runstad Department of Real Estate. Four recent books from University of Washington professors cover a variety of topics including neuroscience, Chinese filial piety and the history of Irvine, California. UW News spoke with the authors to learn more about their latest articles. Chantel Prat introduces you to your brain In her new book, UW psychology professor Chantel Prat wants to make one thing clear right away: There is no such thing as a “normal” brain. “The Neuroscience ofRead News

‘Books bring us into existence’: how writing about reading became its own literary genre

Books throw us into the world as much as they give us a break from it. Now that summer is here, I remember the special pleasure of lying and reading on the grass. It is a memory of adolescence, filled with sensuality: toes curled against green softness; the sun, hot on bare feet; the book—Jane Eyre, or The God of Small Things perhaps—was held up so as not to reflect the face. But it also has an ethical charge. I read, as many young women did, to learn how to be a strong woman in an oppressive world, how toRead News

Two books on sexual ethics provide food for thought for a wide audience

These books include “Reenvisioning Sexual Ethics: A Feminist Christian Account” by Karen Peterson-Iyer; and “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation” by Christine Emba. Books reviewed by Nancy L. Roberts. (CNS photo/courtesy of Georgetown University Press and Sentinel) “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation” by Christine Emba. Sentinel (New York, 2022). 204 pp., $27. “Reenvisioning Sexual Ethics: A Feminist Christian Account” by Karen Peterson-Iyer. Georgetown University Press (Washington, 2022). 192 pages, $49.95. Perhaps now more than ever, we need insight to guide our thinking about Christian sexual behavior. There are two new books that explain this important topic well. First, Christine Emba’s “Rethinking Sex,” isRead News

Texas mom’s campaign to ban library books has divided her family

GRANBURY, Texas – Weston Brown was scrolling through Twitter last month when he came across a video that made his chest tighten. A woman showed it at a school board meeting in North Texas, where she called on district leaders to ask for forgiveness. “Repentance is the word that’s on my mind,” she said near the start of the video. For months, the woman in the clip had demanded that the Granbury Independent School District ban dozens of books from its libraries that contained depictions of sex or LGBTQ themes — books she believed could be harmful to the hearts andRead News

California Department of Education advocates for books that promote gender transitions for kindergarteners

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The California Department of Education recommended reading list promotes books for kindergarten about student transitions, and for high school students about students kneeling during the national anthem. A list of recommended readings is placed in the “curriculum and instruction resources” section of the California Department of Education website, which suggests dozens of books for each age group. “Call me Max,” a book listed as suitable for grades K-2, is about a student who “tells his teacher that he wants to be called by a boy’s name.” In the book that Max narrates,Read News

New research shows that readers overwhelmingly prefer physical books

A new survey of 2,400 book readers of all ages in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany found that people still much prefer physical books because of their look, feel and even smell. The study, commissioned by paper manufacturer Stora Enso, found that 65% of respondents prefer physical books, compared to 21% who prefer e-books and 14% audiobooks. Of all nations, the French have shown the greatest fondness for physical books. And most of them said that they prefer to read or listen to fiction books for free time and to spend quality time alone. “These resultsRead News

A Granbury mother’s campaign to ban library books has divided her town — and her family

Sign up for the Brief, our daily newsletter to keep readers up to speed on the most important Texas news. This article was produced in partnership with NBC News. For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained crisis counselor through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling or texting 988, or you can reach the Crisis Text Line by text “HOME” to 741741. Weston Brown was scrolling through Twitter last month when he came across a video of him squeezing his chest. A woman was shown atRead News

Pages after Pages: 5 Favorite Books-Within-Books ‹ CrimeReads

Metafiction is the ultimate analog binge reading experience, and we like literary primers in our reading diet, and lots of them. Like inappropriately obsessed bookworms, we’ll cram all the stories we can get into a single volume. And the nesting stories about writers and writing, the horrors of the creative process, and the mental toll of creating crap for a living (or stealing) are so full of satisfying plot twists and questionable character behavior that we keep coming back to the proverbial good time and time again. In our latest novel, The Rule of Three, we were delighted to designRead News

Beth Macy by the book interview

“I keep my friends’ books on my dining room shelves so I can pull them out and brag about them to other friends at dinner.” How do you organize your books? I keep my friends’ books on my dining room shelves so I can pull them out and brag about them to other friends at dinner. In my home office—my grown child’s former bedroom—I organize all the nonfiction books I read for research by category: economics/globalization, race and history, addiction. The novels spread beyond the other rooms in our house; not only on shelves, but I also stack them underRead News

15 best books we’ve read in 2022 so far

When you shop through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Find out more. We spent much of the last year curled up in our homes, reading. We’ve packed books for the subway, pressed play on audiobooks for late-night walks, and written dozens of guides on everything from this year’s best beach reads to the hottest new novels. Below, you’ll find some of the best books we’ve read so far in 2022, from page-turners we finished in one night to nonfiction we still can’t stop thinking about. We’ve included new 2022 releases like “When You Call My Name” andRead News

‘She has such a big heart’: Monroe girl raises money to buy books for classmates

John Vergowven’s students at Custer Elementary School receive a new free book each month during the school year. That summer, one of his students, Addison (Addie) St. Andre, trying to single-handedly raise enough money for all the books: $270. “Mr. Vergowven posted about it. I said, ‘We should donate to this,’” said Addie’s mother, Courtney Frost. Addie’s class also had Vergowven for their teacher last year. Inspired by a treat at the Monroe County Fair, Addie decides to raise money by selling lemonade. “She wanted lemonade from the fair,” Frost said. Addie, 8, and her mother opened a lemonade stand atRead News

For the love of books – The NAU Review

August 9th is Book Lover’s Day, and what better way to celebrate (besides reading your favorite book) than to hear book lovers talk about their favorite books? NAU Review has asked staff from the Cline Library and other NAU departments to share their favorite tomes in honor of this bookish celebration. Jessica Watson, Executive Assistant and Second-Year Public Administration Student Favorite book: Who thought that was a good idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco This book is ideal for anyone considering a career in public service, especially as a woman. It’s a fun and entertaining read that makes you want to knowRead News

Top 10 books about women written from history

How we “make” history is changing. For centuries historians have looked for the few, the privileged, the “winners”. But as millions watch A House Through Time and Who Do You Think You Are?, those social and alternative histories (including women’s history) that had been pushed to the sideline are reviving how we engage with -past We cannot be what we cannot see, and many of us are looking for aspects of ourselves in what has gone before. History is becoming a richer subject now that people who have been ignored or written off are being put back into it. It’sRead News

The 15 best books we’ve read in 2022 so far

If you shop through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. We’ve spent much of the past year curled up in our homes reading. We’ve packed books for the tube, pressed audiobooks for late-night walks, and written dozens of guidebooks on everything from this year’s best beach reads to this year’s favorite new novels. Below are some of the best books we’ve read so far in 2022, from page turners we finished in a single night to nonfiction we still can’t stop thinking about. We have new releases for 2022 like “When You Call My Name” andRead News

“Everybody Knew Jim Thorpe”: David Maraniss on the Great Native American

As Olympic comebacks go, it’s hard to top. Last month, Jim Thorpe was reinstated as the only gold medalist in the pentathlon and decathlon at the Stockholm Games, more than a century after he won them. Thorpe, a Native American, played in 1912 and was stripped of his titles only for breaking strict amateur rules. His family and other activists have long believed the decision was unjust and racist. In 1982, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared Thorpe the joint winner of both events, but did not restore his Olympic records. Finally, on the 110th birthday of Thorpe winning theRead News

The 8 Best Comedy Books of 2022 (So Far)

On this beautiful day, we would like to present you with a challenge. The next time you feel down, want a distraction, or just need a good laugh, put your phone away in a case. Turn it off. Throw it out the window. You’re not allowed to doom-scroll, or watch another episode of Below Deck, because you’re in season eight and for that alone, you hate yourself. Yes, yes, we know that funny movies can be a balm. TV shows too. Don’t worry! Pick up a book. More specifically, a collection of pages that we’re sure will distract you andRead News

Dolly Parton is coming to Ohio to celebrate a free children’s book program

Few people – other than celebrities – can unite young people with their grandparents, conservatives and liberals, country music lovers and pop ballad lovers. similar to Tennessee superstar Dolly Parton. “He’s welcome everywhere,” Ohio first lady Fran DeWine said in an interview Monday at the Ohio Governor’s Mansion. “People understand that he has good things about him, and he’s very talented, and he’s very open, and he’s accepting of other people, and we all love him.” There’s another reason to love Parton: She’s a champion of children’s education. Parton launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in 1995 by sending free booksRead News

Reading material: Books that shape artists’ practice now

Ten artists tell us about a key book they read this year and how it influenced their practice. — Ed. We love this book so much. Its streamlined layout and clear, methodical style allow you to swim around inside it. Although we are not architects, we like to use this book as a lens to see ourselves as artists and recreate the function of art making. Rather than seeing artists as isolated vehicles of their own genius, this book portrays them as conveying a collaborative energy for all and sundry. For us, making a good work of art is likeRead News

The 24 Best Books Written by US Presidents – Must-Read Presidential Memoirs

There have been numerous great biographies of US presidents over the years, but what about the books written by the commanders-in-chief themselves? Now, the political memorial is an essential part of any presidential campaign (eg President Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream), but presidential autobiographies only became common after the Civil War. The first president to publish a book in his life was the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan. “Buchanan’s is definitely the worst presidential memoir I’ve ever read,” historian Craig Fehrman, who wrote Author in Chief: The Untold Story ofRead News

ECSO Personnel To Read Their Favorite Books In The Library Tuesday, National Book Lovers’ Day

Tuesday is National Book Lover’s Day, and West Florida Public Libraries are celebrating with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. ECSO representatives will read their favorite books to audiences at libraries across Escambia County. At the Tryon and Westside libraries, the 10:30 a.m. reading will replace the regular history event. Posted by William Reynolds · Filed under FRONT TOP

10 books set in Paris

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. One of the main nicknames of Paris is the city of lights. Paris is also a literary haven, full of bookshops, bars and cafes where some of the world’s most famous authors have worked on great literature. From Victor Hugo to Simone de Beauvoir to James Baldwin, some of the greatest stories and philosophies have originated in the historic cafes and restaurants. Books set in Paris are still published constantly. Paris is the city of romance. It is also one of the mostRead News

WT’s series of great books to discover the truth behind the myths in John Wayne’s “Alamo” | WTAMU

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, CANYON, Texas – Hollywood’s exaggerations of a pivotal moment in Texas history take center stage for the next installment of West Texas A&M University’s Great Books series. Dr. Jean Stuntz, former WT history professor, will lead the discussion on “Myth, Legend, John Wayne and the Alamo” at 7pm. August 9 via Zoom. The discussion series — sponsored by the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages ​​— is generally open to those who have or have not read the book, said Dr. Daniel Bloom, organizer of Great Books and associate professor of philosophy. However,Read News

LIBRARY COLUMN | Books explore the history of the Osage Indian murders

Today’s story takes place in the history of crime south of our border in Oklahoma — the Osage Indian murders, known as the Osage Reign of Terror (1921-1926), lasted from 1918-1931 in Osage County, Oklahoma. But first some house management. I am an indigenous woman, so while this is not part of my personal history, it is part of the collective history and memories of indigenous people. I’m Miami from the Banks of the Wabash River, and my family moved to Miami, Oklahoma. Back to the Osage. In 1897, oil was discovered on Osage Reservation land, and the federal governmentRead News

LIB CAMPBELL: Please. Don’t Ban Books. | Columnists

When I went back to college in my late 40s, I remember walking through the libraries at Meredith and Duke talking to the books. I told them that I regretted that I probably wouldn’t be able to read all of them, but I thanked them for the information they had, and I wish I knew what they knew. Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was the first church I knew about the banned books. I remember pictures of bonfires and flames. Other churches fill the news today banning books, such as Harry Potter and the Twilight series, because they leadRead News

Jean Pike’s love for books followed her through life

Jean Pike, 84, has owned The Wonderful Bookstore in North Little Rock for about 30 years. She enjoyed running the store and misses being surrounded every day by all the books on the store shelves. She is comforted, however, by the home library that one of her six daughters has created for her. “I can leave the bookstore more easily since I have a good library,” she says. (Special for the Democrat-Gazette) Jean Pike likes to read – and to read people. “My favorite thing was bringing people together with books they liked,” says Pike, who recently sold his business,Read News

Suggestions from the Out West Books team for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literary section – SunLit – we have staff picks from bookstores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main Street, Grand Junction | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram Deep Creek By Pam HoustonW.W. Norton & Co. $15.95 January 2022 From the publisher:  On her 120-acre home high in the Colorado Rockies, acclaimed author Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Egg chicks and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below,Read News

US Library Defunded After Refusing To Censor LGBTQ Authors: ‘We Won’t Ban Books’

A small town library is at risk of closing after Jamestown, Michigan residents voted to defund it rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ+-themed books. Residents voted Tuesday to block a renewal of funds tied to property taxes, Bridge Michigan reported. The vote leaves the library with funds through the first quarter of next year. Once a reserve fund is depleted, it would be forced to close, said Larry Walton, president of the library’s board, Bridge Michigan, hurting not only readers but the community at large. Beyond the books, residents visit the library for its Wi-Fi, he said, and it houses theRead News

This Late Good Book: Paris – Always a good idea

I freely admit that I love Paris. I find myself dreaming that I am there. If you share this ambition, but don’t see flying to Europe in the near future, consider another form of travel. I enjoyed reading each of these books very much. I hope you will take an example. My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme Julia Child recounts memories of her transitional years in France where she discovered, and mastered, the art of French cooking. A Place in the World Called Paris edited by Steven Barclay Famous writers eloquently express their feelings about theRead News

These are the best gifts for book lovers

— Recommendations are independently selected by Review editors. Purchases you make through our links can earn us a commission. There’s an endless list of gifts to give your favorite book lovers on National Book Lovers Day (August 9), so it can be fun shopping for them. Beyond trying to discern what types of books they like, you can help them with items like highlighters and reading lights. Some people love the cute mushroom lamp, while others may be attracted to the botanical resin book page holders. Get deals and shopping suggestions delivered straight to your phone. Sign up for textRead News

Self-help authors offer new tools in these books available at the Redlands library

Sometimes we are trapped in our own thoughts. Considering different points of view while working on problems allows us to step back, gain perspective, and come up with solutions that might not have occurred to us. Whether the goal is to improve relationships, become more focused, express ourselves better, or make positive changes in our lives, A.K. Smiley Public Library has an extensive collection of books that offer guidance and wisdom. Here are some new and popular titles available for checkout. Research professor at the University of Houston and author of six no. 1 New York Times bestseller, the latestRead News