I agree that Pratchett is the ultimate pick-me-up, and one of the factors that I credit for keeping my mother alive four years longer than the 6 months she was originally given after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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Chris Silas Neal More than 5,000 of you nominated . More than 60,000 of you voted . And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own.
It's been way too long since my last list of recommended reads! For this batch of YA titles, I thought I'd focus on fun, easy reads and/or series perfect for taking on vacation or, if you grab the audio versions, for long car rides. These books are heavy on adventure and humor, and light on drama: kind of the equivalent of a popcorn movie.
Some of you no doubt remember that I am a HUGE YA Fiction fan.
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“ It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it .” — Oscar Wilde I love this time of year. Do you know why? No, not because of Christmas. No, not because of New Year’s.
September, 2011 The stereotypical detective in historical fiction is most often masculine, with a pipe at hand or a gun in his holster. But in Laurie R. King 's series of mysteries set during World War I and 1920s England, heroine Mary Russell fights crime with her impressive deductive reasoning and panache.
Many of you told us you just can't wait until mid-August — when we unveil the results of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Vote — to start reading. So here's the complete list of finalists, nominated by you and the NPR Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel. Happy reading!
More than 60,000 ballots were cast in our annual summer reader's survey — click here to see the full list of 100 books , complete with links and descriptions. Below is a printable list of the top 100 winners. And for even more great reads, check out the complete list of 237 finalists. 1.
Debbie’s been reading: Seligman, Martin (2011) Flourish . Random House. A new understanding of what it takes to reach life’s greatest goals.
Since I've had several of you ask for steampunk book recommendations, I thought I'd put together a little list. So, if you like Victorian alternative history adventures with dashes of the supernatural, airships, and plenty of gadgetry, read on! Note: I'll just be telling you whether I liked each title one or not, so hit the individual links for more info and plot summaries over on Amazon.