Whether you're just looking to get a foot into politics, or a politically savvy reader who wants to broaden your horizons beyond West-centric systems of governance, this list of books will provide fresh insight and critique on contemporary politics around the world.
Despite their variety and sometimes contradictions in advice, what the best fitness books have shown me is the malleability and individuality of the body. Here's six of the best options.
One reader on falling in love with Anita Shreve's SEA GLASS.
A reader talks about how one particular author's style bugs them.
Melding fact and fiction, Stott's GHOSTWALK entangles us in not just paranoid conspiracies but also the messy, thorny silk skein of the human heart.
There's a different sort of postmodernism reflected in Paul Auster's NEW YORK TRILOGY. It's a detective novel unlike any other.
If a fairy-story immortalises, like a glass coffin, Byatt's unlocking of the Grimm's fairy tale is empowering, emancipating, and makes so much more sense.
Readers and writers form a huge part of the market of cafè-goers (books and coffee, right?). We need more readerly cafés. What makes a café reader-friendly?
Hungry? Indulge yourself in a richer literary experience with these book and food pairings to satisfy your palate and stimulate your imagination.
On Douglas Clegg's GOAT DANCE and why we read and enjoy horror.
4 collections of short stories by women writers who use the form to capture female experience and deal with women's issues in an existential age.
Is it possible to read critically like we were taught in English class, and also get lost in the story?
Why the expressiveness of language is more important than following every rule of grammar.