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How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

by Thomas C Foster

What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the ... Read More

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

by Ed Yong

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect ... Read More

The Night Before Kindergarten

The Night Before Kindergarten

by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illustrator)

It's time for children to prepare for kindergarten. In this story, they pack school supplies, pose for pictures, andNthe hardest partNsay good-bye to Mom and Dad. This uplifting take on the classic ... Read More

The Brave Little Toaster

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

directed by Jerry Rees
featuring Jon Lovitz, Tim Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft, Deanna Oliver

A fast-paced and funny twist on the Homeward Bound saga in which devoted pets traverse the wilderness in search of their owners, Brave Little Toaster is an animated family treat that tells the ... Read More

Good Times!

Good Times! (2016)

by The Monkees

Designed as a celebration of the Monkees' 50th anniversary, Good Times! certainly is a joyous revival of the cheerful jangle that characterized the group's big '60s hits, yet underneath the frivolity ... Read More

'Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World'

In my early twenties, during arid summers and dry, Southern California winters, I would drive the back country roads of my county with the windows rolled down and the music turned up (Think shoe gaze pop masters Ride, and queue the classic “Let’s Get Lost” if you can find a[…] Read More

'Summer?s Last Hurrah'

The end of summer, so bittersweet. The air is a little cooler, the days a little shorter. Back to school days ahead, vacation days behind us. Why not make the most of the summer days that remain. Don’t let the season end without fitting in another hike, trip to the[…] Read More

'Along the Road'

Summertime and road trips go hand in hand… an ongoing love affair with the car and the open road. Long lazy days behind the wheel, an open agenda and a detour on the backroads. Or maybe a fixed destination, traveling the interstate, Point A to Point B. A trip down[…] Read More