#StaffReads: Valentine’s Day Edition


Nothing says "you're my Valentine" like cheap chocolate and a pre-written card. But seriously: why not give your paramour a book to enjoy instead? Reading has been found to lower stress, increase empathy (in the case of fiction readers), and reduce the risk of dementia.…

5 Books Every College Woman Should Read


1. My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock This memoir by Noelle Hancock is based off Hancock’s search for inner peace as she follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s oft-quoted advice to do one thing a day that scares her. She then embarks on…

Review: Boy, Snow, Bird


Helen Oyemymi’s Boy, Snow, Bird is a relatively fast-paced novel with a familiar theme and a unique twist. Billed as a new take on "Snow White," this story takes place in 1950s America. When Boy Novak marries Arturo Whitman and gains a beautiful and…

Powell’s Books: The Happiest Place On Earth?


I don’t remember the first time I walked into Powell’s in downtown Portland, but every time I walk through those doors, I am convinced it is one of the truly magical things we have at our disposal on this planet. From the outside,…

Booklandia.tv – Epilogue Season 2 Episode 1 – 2.29.16

Join us for our second season of Epilogue as we up the sass with our new host, Vivian Mora. This week: what's new with J.K Rowling (again), the "wood wide web," and Emma Watson's feminist book club. P.S. Never stop, J.K. Rowling! We're…

#MenReadRomance . . . on their Kindles?

In this special romance edition of Judge A Book By Its Cover, we discover what some men are secretly reading on their Kindles. Discover The Billionaire Bachelor series and other novels by Melody Anne at www.melodyanne.com or Powell's Books.

Judge A Book By Its Cover – Romance Edition

Things get heated in this special romance edition of #JudgeItByTheCover, as participants must guess what a book is about based on the cover. Discover The Billionaire Bachelor series and other novels by Melody Anne at www.melodyanne.com or Powell's Books.

5 Literary Animal Companions Who Rocked Our World


What's a protagonist without an animal sidekick? Deprived, that's what! Below are five fave animal companions who captured our hears. See if you agree. 5. Toto – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The famous movie starring Judy Garland was…

6 Books For Adults-In-Training (Hello, Graduates!)


Hey, you! Yeah, you. You’re graduating, congratulations. Well, shucks, you say. What now? Welcome to the bright and confusing adult horizon of your post-grad life. Technically you never have to read another book again, but as the fabulous late great Oscar Wilde once…

Review – God’s Bits of Wood


Set in Western Africa during the years of 1947-48, Sembene Ousmane's God's Bits of Wood follows a group of Dakar-Niger railway workers as they go on strike after years of exploitations by ‘the company.’ Because this region is still under French rule, the French…

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