Reading – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:51:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Reading – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 5 Books Perfect For Celebrating National Book Lovers Day //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:25:32 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14384   Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book. In case you need suggestions for reading material, […]

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Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book.

In case you need suggestions for reading material, here are 5 books we think you’ll enjoy:

 

On Becoming Fearless

In her book, “On Becoming Fearless…In Love, Work, and Life,” author, syndicated columnist, and business woman Arianna Huffington empowers women to become bold from the inside out.  Huffington examines the ways in which fear affects the lives of women, and the steps anyone can take to conquer fear.

 

Hidden Figures

This #1 New York Times bestseller tells the amazing true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped win the space race. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

“Hidden Figures” chronicles these women’s careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

 

Present over Perfect

In “Present over Perfect” you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Author Shauna Niequist pens a collection of essays focused on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

 

The Nest

“The Nest” is a novel about the Plumb siblings who are waiting for their inheritance (affectionately called the nest) to be dispersed once the youngest sister turns 40. The nest has been growing exponentially since their father’s untimely death when they were all adolescents, and each one of the Plumbs has been making poor financial decisions in the hopes of being bailed out by the nest.

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In her debut novel, author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to spotlight what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

 

Lilac Girls

“Lilac Girls” is inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine as it follows the lives of three women: New York socialite Caroline Ferriday, Polish teenager Kasia Kuzmerick, and German doctor Herta Oberheuser. These three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Author Martha Hall Kelly reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

 

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5 Gadgets That Make Outdoor Reading a Breeze //wp.readers.com/blog/5-gadgets-that-make-outdoor-reading-a-breeze/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-gadgets-that-make-outdoor-reading-a-breeze/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:33:00 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14205   Warm weather is bound to be on the horizon, which will have us daydreaming about lounging by the pool with a good book (or tablet). To enhance your outdoor reading we’ve compiled a list of gadgets that will turn your poolside reading time into a backyard oasis. Reading Sunglasses Reading sunglasses are exactly what […]

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Warm weather is bound to be on the horizon, which will have us daydreaming about lounging by the pool with a good book (or tablet). To enhance your outdoor reading we’ve compiled a list of gadgets that will turn your poolside reading time into a backyard oasis.

Reading Sunglasses

Reading Sunglasses

Reading sunglasses are exactly what they seem: sunglasses that have a reading glasses prescription. There are two main kinds of reading sunglasses: bifocal sunglasses and full sun readers. The tinted, sun reader lenses are perfect for outdoor use.

 

Wide Brimmed Hat

Wide brimmed hat

You’ve got your stylish reading sunglasses, now all you need is a wide brimmed hat. A wide brimmed hat will not only keep the sun off your face, but will give you proper shade so there is no need to squint while reading.

 

Umbrella Halogen Heater

Umbrella Halogen Heater

Have you ever wanted to read outside on a starry, summer night but it’s just a little too chilly? An umbrella halogen heater attaches to standard umbrella poles making it easy to enjoy a summer night with a good book.

 

Everyday Innovations Bookmarker

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This simple accessory is perfect for the avid notetaker. The Bookmarker is a replaceable pen and bookmark rolled into one, with 100 sticky notes for marking off pages and a strap for holding your book shut as well.

 

Anti-Glare Screen Protector

Screen Protector

For the reader who has gone electronic, an anti-glare screen protector is just what you need for your device. Tablets are great for indoor reading, but once they are taken into the sun, text can become obstructed by glare and finger smudges. To boost the clarity of your device and cut down on glare, definitely consider an anti-glare screen protector.

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Top Reads for Spring Vacations //wp.readers.com/blog/top-reads-for-spring-vacations/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-reads-for-spring-vacations/#respond Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:44:18 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14194 The welcomed arrival of March means that the long anticipated spring season is upon us. Many people are beginning to plan their spring vacations and get excited about the outdoor activities that come with spring. One outdoor activity that many look forward to doing on their vacation or time-off is reading. As you begin to […]

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The welcomed arrival of March means that the long anticipated spring season is upon us. Many people are beginning to plan their spring vacations and get excited about the outdoor activities that come with spring. One outdoor activity that many look forward to doing on their vacation or time-off is reading. As you begin to compile your spring vacation reading list, we have a few suggestions for you.  

Year of Yes
By: Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

If you’re hoping to return from your vacation refreshed and inspired then you definitely should consider “Year of Yes,” by Shonda Rhimes. In “Year of Yes,” Shonda Rhimes, author and talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, chronicles how saying “Yes” to the unexpected challenges that came her way ended up changing her life. Rhimes demonstrates how saying “Yes” can change your life too.

The Girl on the Train
By: Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Want to add a little suspense and thrill to your vacation? If so, “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins will do just that. “The Girl on the Train” turns a London suburban neighborhood upside down when an unexpected murder occurs on their very street. Readers will easily get sucked into this mystery as they follow along while the main character, Rachel, who is fascinated by the couple, tries to help solve the puzzle.

The Light Between Oceans
By: M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

“The Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman finds its way into your heart as it grapples with isolation and and courage in the face of great loss. When a barren couple finds that a boat has washed to shore carrying a baby and a dead man they are torn between their moral principles and their desire for a baby. The choice they ultimately make will devastate one of them.

Commonwealth
By:Ann Patchett

Commonwealth

“Commonwealth,” by Ann Patchett is a love story that offers themes of family, politics, love, and humor. Readers are able to relate to this book as it plays out like a conversation among friends and portrays the impact love has on conjoining families from different backgrounds. This is a lighthearted read perfect for the beach.

Settle for More
By: Megyn Kelly

Settle for More

In her new book, “Settle for More,” author Megyn Kelly sends an empowering message to women as she goes behind the scenes of her professional career as one of the most respected journalists and speaks on what it means to “settle for more.” Kelly distills challenges she has faced as a professional woman, working mother, approaching gender in the workplace, and how she embraced the challenge of “being so good they can’t ignore you.”

When Breath Becomes Air
By: Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air

“When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi is a contemplative and deep read that brings forth questions that are perfect for meditating on while taking time off. Author Paul Kalanithi had spent almost a decade of his life training as a neurosurgeon, when at the age of 36 he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. As a medical student Kalanithi was obsessed with the question of, “what makes a virtuous and meaningful life,” and now as a patient he is confronted with his own mortality.

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