This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland book. Plus alternate histories, fairytales, magical realism, and tons more. These are all the most unmissable science fiction books in March.
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Whether you're reading a non-fiction book for school or for fun, it's pretty common to want to breeze through them quickly. Non-fiction book aren't typically structured like fiction books, and as the Harvard Business Review points out, they're much easier to skim if you want to. Here's how HBR suggests you do it.
Money makes the world go round and we all want more of it. But it's also a human construct, one that spans the world and has evolved through incredible circumstance. These five books are essential reading for anyone who wants a better understanding of the stuff in your wallet or pixels in your bank account.
Tales of strange alien worlds, fantastic future technologies and bowls of sentient petunias have long captivated audiences worldwide. But science fiction is more than just fantasy in space; it can educate, inspire and expand our imaginations to conceive of the universe as it might be. We invited scientists to highlight their favourite science fiction novel or film and tell us what it was that captivated their imagination – and, for some, how it started their career.
This week's KIQ may seem like an idle personal question that's interviewers would ask to break the ice. One CEO, however, relies on this question to dig deeper into a person's character.
We all know that reading makes us smarter. It can broaden your vocabulary, teach you new skills and lower stress levels. But that's just the tip of the ice berg. This infographic from designer Raphael Lysander explains some of the other benefits you might not be aware of — from improved empathy to a lowered risk of dementia.
Weekly or monthly challenges are motivating and fun for adults, so why not use this strategy to encourage our kids to read more? You could set a challenge for a number of books in a specific timeframe or use this themed template to broaden your kids' reading material.
You've been putting off reading that book for weeks, and you're supposed to have read it all by tomorrow. Whether you're cramming for school, or trying to avoid looking like a lazy bum in your book club, don't lose hope. You can power through that tome without forgetting everything and coming away with nothing.
Shelfie, formerly known as BitLit, already lets you take a photo of the physical books you own and get matching ebook copies. Now they're throwing audiobooks into the mix, so you can listen to the books on your bookshelf too.