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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Supernormal: The Untold Story' about building up kids' strength
    A lot goes into building a great kid. It takes several yards of solid foundation. A straight frame with ground-floor rules. You put up walls where appropriate, locks where needed, you create doors to the world and windows of opportunity. Do it right, as in ...
    11/19/2017 - 12:30 pm | View Link
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Bored and Brilliant' will hold your attention
    And finally, remember that if electronic devices are doing this to you, think about what they’re doing to your kids… How many times in your life did you bug your mother with whines of boredom? You’ll take them all back, once you’ve read “Bored ...
    09/17/2017 - 2:30 pm | View Link
  • Ken Norton: "How I read 61 books last year"
    One smart thing he did was quickly abandon books that bored him. I had an almost masochist need to finish ... Now if I’m not enjoying a book, I quit and move on to the next one. No big deal. I find that’s another advantage of reading e-books (see ...
    02/23/2017 - 5:09 am | View Link
  • Darker Than Dark: From experiences, Tulsan writes Vietnam War book
    “To be quite honest, you are usually bored more times than you are excited,” Admire said. “When you are excited, however, it’s a great deal of excitement. So there is a lot of talk and sometimes the talk is just personal experiences or things back ...
    12/9/2015 - 5:52 pm | View Link
  • From rabbits at Waterloo to an elegy for the Bronx, 10 books for your summer reading list
    (Read our review.) 6. “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume The ... childhood and traces multiple generations of a family as they endure pain and changing times. 7. “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” by Joan Didion Something about Didion’s iconic ...
    07/2/2015 - 12:17 pm | View Link
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  • After the Fall
    mong the major South African writers J. M. Coetzee has perhaps been unique in his unwillingness to write directly about life under apartheid. Of his earlier books, only the 1990 novel ''Age of Iron'' was set in a recognizable national present; and even there he concentrated less on politics than on his cancer-stricken heroine's preparations for ...
    04/17/2018 - 11:37 am | View Website
  • The New York Times: Book Review Search Article
    Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction Date: April 19, 1992, Sunday, Late Edition - Final Byline: By Richard B. Woodward; Lead:" You know about Mojave rattlesnakes?"
    04/16/2018 - 7:06 am | View Website
  • Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space
    Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space And do you know what "the world" is to me? Shall I show it to you in my mirror? This world: a monster of energy, without beginning, without end; a firm, iron magnitude of force that does not grow bigger or smaller, that does not expend itself but only transforms itself; as a whole, of unalterable size, a ...
    04/15/2018 - 1:55 pm | View Website
  • The Narcissist Society
    It is no secret that Americans have lost faith in politics. The retreat to purely personal satisfactions—such as they are—is one of the main themes of the Seventies.
    04/15/2018 - 8:26 am | View Website
  • Barack Obama’s review of William Ayers' book · zomblog
    On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers’ book A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press.
    04/13/2018 - 11:35 am | View Website
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