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I think I would have to agree with this fun post by Kelly Gallucci at Bookish, of ten gifts that readers really want for Christmas. My favorite is the first on the list, which is the only a pair of noise canceling headphones for reading in crowded public spaces.

Gifts Readers Really Want for Christmas

I think I would have to agree with this fun post by Kelly Gallucci at Bookish, of ten gifts that readers really want for Christmas. My favorite is the first on the list, which is the only a pair of noise canceling headphones for reading in crowded public spaces.

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Posted by Joel on December 20 2014 • Books

The Art of Stillness

"At some point, all the horizontal trips in the world stop compensating for the need to go deep, into somewhere challenging and unexpected; movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness. In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing could feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.”
Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness

Posted by Joel on December 09 2014 • Books

Books of the Year

It’s the time of year when various media outlets begin to list their picks of the best books of the year. The New York Times Book Review has compiled its annual list of the year’s 100 best. Amazon has made its list.

Book-lovers will also enjoy NPR’s new tool: Book Concierge. NPR staff and critics select 250 favorites from 2014 and present them in a very useful app. Readers can use filters to find specific subjects and genres.

Posted by Joel on December 07 2014 • Books