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  • Brave New Wordsby Jeff Prucher

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed... more...

  • The Western Lit Survival Kitby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    "How can one book be totally irreverent and incredibly informative at the same time ? Must be a trick. And Sandra Newman pulls this trick off with laugh-out-loud humor." -Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein, authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes "Sandra Newman extends a lifeline to those drowning... more...

  • Reading for My Lifeby John Leonard; E. L. Doctorow

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    ?Troy Patterson, The Slate Book Review ?There was more than a touch of the poet in John Leonard, alongside the cheerful investigator. . . . Let's be grateful for this eloquent sample of his writings, rescued from the dust of past periodicals.? ?Phillip Lopate, The New York Times Book Review ?A brilliant collection of writings on politics,... more...

  • Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworldby Linda Washington; Carrie Pyykkonen

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men --soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld... more...

  • The History of Reading, Volume 1by Dr Shafquat Towheed; W.R. Owens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Bringing together research from a variety of countries and periods, this volume introduces readers to the diverse approaches used to recover the evidence of reading through history in different societies, and asks whether reading practices are always conditioned by specific local circumstances or whether broader patterns might emerge. more...

  • The Unofficial Heroes of Olympus Companionby Natalie Buczynsky; Jonathan Shelnutt; Richard Marcus

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    DELVE INTO THE WORLD OF THE OLYMPIANS In the ancient world, the gods and their heroic half-blood children were legendary. Now in the modern world, they regain their glory in the pages of Rick Riordan?s captivating novels. Providing everything you?ll need to become a Hero of Olympus, the book looks back at the stories of Percy Jackson while exploring... more...

  • READ THIS NEXTby Sandra Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    In 2009 it was How NOT to Write a Novel ('A hilarious, wickedly observed and deeply useful guide' Observer ). In 2010 it's READ THIS NEXT - Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark have written the perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled to choose what to read next. But this is far more than a guide for book groups. Covering 600 books... more...

  • 120 Banned Booksby Nicholas J Karolides

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud,... more...

  • The Reading Group Insiderby The eBook Insider

    Random House 2011; US$ 0.00

    The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place... more...

  • Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspaceby DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars. more...