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A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: Titles That Promise Too Much

For some of my rules and preferences about book titles, see my related article this week, “What’s in a Name?” I’m wary of long and overcomplicated titles; all too often, I fear, they might be masking a book that actually has ve...
 
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What’s in a Name? Judging Books by their Titles

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but what about judging books by their titles? Despite the perennial admonitions from good-natured and tolerant book-lovers, I daresay we all do it all the time: take on...
 
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Sightseeing for Book Nerds: A Tour of Antwerp’s Plantin-Moretus Museum

“A book-binding museum?! We’re going!”   Beer and waffles are all well and good, but when planning my recent stay in Antwerp, Belgium, I knew that I had to make a pilgrimage to the Plantin-Moretus Museum. A bunch of old bo...

 
 
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Review: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock

I first came across Mary Delany’s intricate paper flowers at an exhibition held at one of London’s great treasure troves, the Sir John Soane’s Museum, in early 2010. Though at the time I recognized the flower mosaics as gorgeou...
 
 
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Review: Under the Same Stars by Tim Lott

Somewhere between the high culture of the Cain and Abel story (via both Genesis and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden) and the low culture of a buddy road trip flick lies Under the Same Stars by Tim Lott. Despite the cheesy title a...

 
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Best Titles for Book Reading Clubs

Book clubs are great, but sometimes agreeing on titles can be a challenge. You want to choose a title that’s not too new or else not everyone can get a copy or it’ll be the most expensive hardback in the bookstore. ...
 
 
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Review: S3 by Fourat Janabi

It had to happen sometime: one of the myriad books I’m sent to review, for Bookkaholic or other web and print publications, was bound to be a turkey. I’m afraid this (dis)honor belongs to S3: Science, Statistics, and Skepticism...
 
 
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Summer Lovin’: 5 love(ish) stories for summer reading

Beach books have become synonymous with “Chick Lit,” an often condescending term for light-hearted books by women and about women that assumes predictability and a story about shoes, cosmos, and Mr. Right (the liter...

 
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In Praise of Bookmarks

At last count I had 106 bookmarks. Approximately 31 of those I found – mostly ones that had been abandoned in books I shelved during my library and bookshop jobs over the past nine years. Twenty-one are from libraries and 19 fr...