2017 Read Harder Challenge

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This was my first year doing Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge and I loved it. Through the help of authors and experts, they defined 24 reading challenges that were guaranteed to stretch the comfort zone of even the most exhaustive reader. Thanks to this, I started reading fiction again, was introduced to new styles and authors, and put myself in the shoes of people going through life events (e.g. becoming a refugee, coming out) that I’ve not experienced myself. At … Read More

Book List: Statistics, Probability, and Prediction

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These three books paired really well together. There was a little information overlap between the books, but each had a different and interesting focus. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a librarian, I immediately felt a kinship with Nate Silver’s main premise: in a world of data, theory is more important, not less. It is a common argument that the internet and … Read More

Library & Information Science News – Books / Reading

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  A Best-Selling Author’s Heroes for Our Time Brad Meltzer sees his series of children’s books as antidotes for a society that has mistaken fame for heroism. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-29 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 29th, 2017 e’re giving away at Nook Glowlight Plus to one Book Riot reader. Go here to enter for a chance to win, or just click the cover image below:     Today’s Featured Deal: … Read More

Library & Information Science News – Books / Reading

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  Book Riot’s Deal of the Day for January 28th, 2017 We’re giving away a 3-month subscription to the Thriller & Espionage Book Club from The Mysterious Bookshop. Go here to enter, or just click the photo of the bookstore below:     Today’s Featured Deal:   Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan for $1.99. Get it here or just … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2017-01-28By Jeff O’Neal Falling in Love with Outlander I would be the first to admit … Read More

Library & Information Science News – Books / Reading

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  Uneasy About the Future, Readers Turn to Dystopian Classics A boost in sales for books like George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984” seems to reflect an organic response from readers wary of President Trump’s rhetoric. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-27 Emmett Till’s Murder: What Really Happened That Day in the Store? In Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till,” the woman whose claims led to Till’s death admits she lied in court. … … Read More

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