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The Giver is a great book. It should never be seen as just a childrens book.

The Giver is an excellent book and yes, while I was introduced to it as a child and its perfectly acceptable book for kids to read, the messages and lessons in the book go far beyond that of a child or teenager will understand. Looking back it is a profound book that should be read and understood…

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Mel Brooks’ memoir, All About Me! The best stories, trivia and tidbits

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Just listened to the audio version of Danny Trejo's autobiography "Trejo". He self narrates the audio book which is really cool. He's not the greatest narrator, but one you get used to the way he talks, it's overall better that he's telling his own story. He lived a crazy violent life in the…

As audiobooks have allowed me to greatly increase the number of books I consume, I've been branching out into new areas and a gave Murder On The Orient Express a try. I didn't love the narrator but I can get past that and enjoy the story for it's merits. The set up was good and the ending was…

I'm uninitiated, but I assume that a poetry book can't be tackled like a regular book, or is it? I don't think I would enjoy the book if I had to read the same page over and over again without a specific strategy. What kind of method do you use, or with your experience, what works best to extract…

I know everyone who likes mythology has probably heard of Percy Jackson but there’s a continuation of the series called Heroes of Olympus that not as many people seem to know about. I actually prefer this series to the Percy Jackson’s and want more people to know about it The books still include…

I just saw on tv that there's a new remake of West Side Story coming out. This got me thinking what if books also got the same treatment as movies did. What if every 20-25 years a classic got rerelease but also rewritten by a different author? Would the new release be better? What changes would…

I never thought I'd read a book written by the Fresh Prince. "Will" is a very well told celebrity coming of age story, it's probably the best autobiography I've read. I highly recommend the audio book, he narrates it himself and it's one of the best produced titles that I have ever listened to. For…

I hear a lot of times that a lot of readers were reading fanatics when they were younger. Although I wasn’t much of a reader in elementary school (i simply did not have the focus to finish a book), I was a reading fanatic in middle school. My favorite series at that time was The Lunar Chronicles by…

Just finished part one, and don’t wish to have it spoiled but just need a place to let out what I feel so far. This is truly the greatest novel I have ever read and I’m glad I waited till now that I’m in my later 40s. I feel as though I can appreciate it more. I’m amazed at how Tolstoy is able to…

If you're one of those people who "used to read for hours at a time" when you were a kid but now struggle to do even 15 mins straight, consider seeing an optometrist and having your vision checked. Many people's eyesight starts to degrade in their 30s or 40s. You might not notice it in your day to…

All I could think about while reading these books is what I would do if I had to try and raise my family in one of these countries that are ravaged by the drug trade. The fact that the books are based off of real life events make my soul hurt. I knew it was bad but these books really give you…

We tend to favor things that leave a good first impression, and as such I think we're more likely to run into things that leave us feeling let down. But what's a book where you've had the opposite experience? Where you started out distinctly not liking it. Perhaps the story took it's time moving…

Quoth Siddhartha: “What should I possibly have to tell you, O venerable one? Perhaps that you’re searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don’t find the time for finding?” [...] “When someone is searching,” said Siddhartha, “then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes…

I knew this series was well regarded when I started reading it, and I hate to be hyperbolic, but it exceeded all of my expectations. It was such a unique work of art, so broad and expansive, so imaginative and yet so anchored in realistic possibilities. It's one of those series that's left me sad to…

After finishing Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov earlier in the year, I've finished reading Tolstoy's Anna Karenina today and it was brilliant. It was indeed quite comprehensive of the human condition, but not quite comprehensive enough; I feel like it skipped or censored through ellipses some more…

I’m reading The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, and the fifth chapter has a paragraph that genuinely gave me butterflies. The paragraph is about a woman who’s forced moved on from a project she loved. Lenni, one of the two protagonists, has her life changed by this woman. And there’s…

Hi Reddit, this is Neal Shusterman, bestselling author of 40 award-winning books for teens, and adults. My books include the Arc of a Scythe trilogy, the Unwind dystology, Challenger Deep (2015 National Book Award winner), the Skinjacker trilogy, and Dry—which I co-wrote with my son Jarrod—and with…

I read a lot books on the history of intelligence / covert operations and for years have been trying to find a copy of "Beyond the CIA: The Frank Terpil Story" by Richard Lloyd and Antony Thomas (Seaver Books, 1984, ISBN = 086579023X). But I have yet to have found this book for sale anywhere…

So many people post about reading their first book in years, or having a hard time getting back in the habit of reading. This post is IN NO WAY a knock on them and I have nothing but respect for those who have been trying to pick it back up. That being said, though, I just can’t imagine not…

I recently started try to re-read House of Leaves...and I had honestly forgotten that the book is a friggin' acid trip in writing, to the point that I am genuinely wondering if I should let that beast lie. However, trying to take another bite at this beast got me thinking about a question to ask you…