Who thought we would ever get a book about fanfiction? And better yet, a realistic tale of freshman year awkwardness and being "Internet famous" versus a real-life loser. I love Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. [Natalie]
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I started out unsure if I liked Rowell’s writing. But now that I’m done, I totally want to read Carry On, Simon and be Cath’s best friend. Even though she’s 18. And fictional.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, 2013 ***** young adult. When a book is this good all I want to say is, READ IT.
West Metro Mommy Reads: Book Review: "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell | The 21 Best YA Books Of 2013. I feel like I need to read this book...
Can't wait to read this! #rainbowrowell #fangirl #eleanorandpark
"Fangirl", a novel by author Rainbow Rowell is the story of a girl who enjoys writing fan fiction. As this young adult novel is a popular book from 2013, it is an excellent example of the fascination with fan fiction and its growing prominence in today's culture.
If you've ever laughed through The Room, you won't believe that The Disaster Artist (written by star Greg Sestero) will make you feel sympathy for Tommy Wiseau. A must-read. [Natalie]
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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made: Amazon.ca: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell: Books
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan is the first comic I ever read, and I still haven't found any series to top this sexy, thrilling, probing, devastating speculative fiction tale. [Natalie]
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My aunt gave me The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon because I loved Middlesex--she suggested it as another Pulitzer winner with a sweeping, multigenerational plot. Aside from satisfying my geeky side with the comics history, this book makes 1930s New York City seem utterly romantic and full of opportunity. [Natalie]
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Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay -- the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction -- follows the lives of two Jewish cousins before, during, and after World War II and their involvement in the creation of a new genre...the comic book. An "Amazing" story, worth the effort! (bookshelf)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel - Kindle edition by Michael Chabon. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Mary Roach asks all the sex questions we're afraid to in Bonk. I knew I would love this book and author when I found out she volunteered herself and her husband for one of the studies. [Natalie]
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Bonk by Mary Roach. Wildly fascinating and at times cringeworthy, but well worth reading!
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Loved Mary Roach's book "Stiff" so this is on my read list.
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (hilarious book club read!)
I learn something new every time I pick up Henry Jenkins' Convergence Culture. Media theory was one of my favorite fields to discover, because it vindicates my pop culture obsession (not to mention it being the basis of my job and creative writing). [Natalie]
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Convergence Culture maps a new territory: where old and new media intersect, where grassroots and corporate media collide, where the power of the media producer and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways. By Henry Jenkins
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Ever since my mom gave me Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow, I reread it all the time--including at a sci-fi reading series. As a Catholic school survivor, I appreciate the commentary on religion and colonialism. [Natalie]
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. It's science fiction and it's theology and it's unbelievably well written. By the third chapter of this novel, I was deeply interested/involved with all of the characters--that is some authorial feat. I don't want to say much more about it--other than, it's intense, and just read it!
Ok, on the surface, it's about Jesuit priests in space. Which is hard one to swallow, I know. But really, it's a meditation on faith and acceptance and wonder and absolutely worth reading even if you don't "do" science fiction.
Finished 6/14/14 - One of the strangest books I've ever read, yet it wasn't too bad. Moments dragged but then it would pick up. The end was definitely heart wrenching but made the journey through this book worth it.
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell I loved this book. Literally, could not put it down. I would describe it but I'm afraid some people might be put off. As a science fiction lover, I was so excited to read a sci-fi book by a woman which upon review contained so many amazing characters. I chose this book for my book club and everyone enjoyed it. The conversation it sparked was centered on faith, science, anthropology... and so much more. Oh! The author is a graduate of Glenbard East!
Whenever my friends deride chick lit, I give them The Other Side of the Story. All of Marian Keyes' novels tackle workplace drama and depression/darker issues, but this is her best. [Natalie]
I still get a chill when I reread The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and see how easy it could be to slip into a dystopian, misogynistic society. [Natalie]
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Npr top 100 science fiction & fantasy book list
The Handmaid's Tale (Everyman's Library): Margaret Atwood: 9780307264602: Amazon.com: Books
Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is basically Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but with video games. It's simultaneously dated (check out all the '80s references and 21st century terror) and timeless. [Natalie]
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Ready Player One. This book is fantastic, and even if you're not a gamer, the 80's references alone make it worth reading. I hope Ernest Cline writes a second book.
G@H: Video games. Lots of 80′s references. A DeLorean. Do we have your attention yet? Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One: A Novel: Ernest Cline: Taking places in 2044 in a dark and miserable America "Ready Player One expertly mines a copious vein of 1980s pop culture, catapulting the reader on a light-speed adventure in an advanced but backward-looking future." While I did not care for the political slant of the book, the story itself is addictive. I highly recommend especially if you are a geek and or have a thing for 80's culture.
It shocked me how much Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott spoke to my childhood: Growing up in Marin County, playing tennis, struggling with self-esteem issues among pretty California girls. [Natalie]
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Anne Lamott is my hero <3
Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott. A gifted writer.
My favorites of Kurt Vonnegut's work are always his short stories. Welcome to the Monkey House has a truly twisted line-up. [Natalie]
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Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut- I bought this book just so I could read and reread "Harrison Bergeron" whenever I wanted, but I discovered another gem of a short story: "The Manned Missiles."
Every claim that media theorist Douglas Rushkoff makes in Present Shock is both illuminating and terrifying. He puts a mirror up to a generation already obsessed with self-reflection. [Natalie]
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Michael picked up "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now" Douglas Rushkoff
“Our society has reoriented itself to the present moment. Everything is live, real time, and always-on. It’s not a mere speeding up... it’s more of a diminishment of anything that isn’t happening right now--and the onslaught of everything that supposedly is.” #DouglasRushkoff interview via Fast Company
Present Shock Book Cover / MATT DORFFMAN ► #graphic #design #typography #font #layers #composition #bright #yellow #highlighter #shadow
Everything Bad Is Good For You by Stephen Johnson was one of the books anchoring my colloquium (two-hour oral thesis presentation) at NYU. Johnson so easily makes the case that The Sopranos and The Legend of Zelda are making us smarter that you wonder why no one tried before. [Natalie]
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Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594481946/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_j-48pb17QHHKE
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein [Max]
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he Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author Naomi Klein, The book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman have risen to prominence in some countries because of a deliberate strategy of certain leaders to exploit crises by pushing through controversial, exploitative policies while citizens were too busy emotionally and physically reeling from disasters or upheavals to create an effective resistance.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism << One reviewer says: "Geez, South Africa, why can't you just get your s**t together and be like America? In fact, why can't all these countries be like us, what's wrong with them?" Well, ladies and gentlemen, the questions have been finally answered. This book literally turned my world upside down and changed my views on politics and economics. Mind = blown. No kidding
Definitely a book worth reading who is interested how the world REALLY works
Endurance by Alfred Lansing [Max]
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Polar Explorers "ENDURANCE"
A chilling saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas. A compelling, well-researched story.
Philip Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of Selectman, enjoyed "Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Journey" by Alfred Lansing. According to Mr. Shaprio, "I like to read skiing, mountain climbing and other cold weather books in the summer and books set in the tropics in the winter. I thought of this book after seeing Shackleton on Masterpiece's Mr Selfridge."
3001 The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke [Max]
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3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #4) Great ending to a wonderful series. I love Arthur C. Clarke!
3001: The Final Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke (Book 4 of 4 book series)
3001 The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke had this in hard cover. Welcome back Frank Poole! This was a great final book!
The Information by James Gleick [Max]
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From our 2013 Summer Reading List: "The Information." If you care about the openness of information, do not miss this book.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card [Max]