55 great books under 200 pages Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Just pick up the shorter book. Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a book lover. The image below displays top 55 recommendations. What book under 200 pages would you add to your reading list? Click or tap on the image below to see it in full resolution. Top article Best short books you can read in less than three hours. More infographics to check out: About Ola Kowalczyk Collecting bits and pieces about books and libraries in digital age.
Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? Are you Interested in Becoming a Teacher? Click Here to Find Out More Summer is right around the corner, which means most schools will be letting out and students will be busy with family vacations, summer camp and a myriad of other activities. With research finding that children who do not read over the summer may lose up to three months of reading progress, it’s important to encourage your students to pick up a few books during the hot months ahead. To help encourage high school students to find a book of their choice, we’ve compiled a list of 101 books to kick off your learners’ summer reading. Sign up for Teach.com's monthly newsletter to learn more about becoming a teacher, education news, and much more! Embed this Graphic on Your Site:
Don DeLillo DeLillo has described his fiction as being concerned with "living in dangerous times", and in a 2005 interview declared, "Writers must oppose systems. It's important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments [...] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us Early life and Influences DeLillo was born on November 20, 1936 and grew up in a working-class Italian Catholic family, from Molise, in an Italian-American neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City, not far from Arthur Avenue. Reflecting on his childhood in The Bronx, DeLillo later described how he was "...always out in the street. As a teenager, DeLillo wasn't interested in writing until taking a summer job as a parking attendant, where hours spent waiting and watching over vehicles led to a reading habit. Work 1970s 1980s 1990s
10 great science fiction novels that have been banned @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials. Despite the generally conservative views in my community, my elementary school encouraged me to read A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach.
The Black Company Cover of the first novel in the series, "The Black Company". The Black Company is a series of fantasy novels by author Glen Cook. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately five hundred year history. Novels Main chronology The Books of the North The Books of the South  The Books of the Glittering Stone Bleak Seasons (Main Annalist: Murgen) —April 1996She Is the Darkness (Murgen) —September 1997Water Sleeps (Sleepy) —March 1999Soldiers Live (Croaker: the duty is passed off to Shukrat and Arkana of the Voroshk in the last chapter, implying thenceforth they will share the duty of Annalist) —July 2000 Spin-offs The Silver Spike (Case) —September 1989 Omnibus Editions Science Fiction Book Club hardcover omnibus editions Tor Fiction softcover omnibus editions Short stories To be released Plot summary 
Bechdel Test Movie List The Steel Remains The Steel Remains (2008) is a fantasy novel by Richard K. Morgan. It is the first fantasy book by Morgan, a noted science fiction author known for the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy and the standalone novels Market Forces and Black Man. The Steel Remains is the first book of a planned trilogy named A Land Fit For Heroes, a series title also used by Phillip Mann. Plot Almost ten years after the Human-Kiriath Alliance repelled the invading Scaled Folk in a terrible war, three of the war heroes still have difficulty adjusting to the uneasy peace and the renewed conflict between the northern League and the Yhelteth Empire. Ringil Eskiath lives in self-imposed exile from his native Trelayne, exchanging war stories for board and lodging in a small village's inn; to most people he is the hero of Gallows Gap, but his own family shuns him because he is gay. Release details References External links
Matamata , The Land Where Hobbits Live | Travel List Photo and Resorts Matamata is small rural place in New Zeland. It is known for its unpolluted air and beautiful scenery. I am all for peaceful life, but a few things, changed when a large farm near Matamata was chosen to be the site of Hobbiton, home of hobbits, in the Lord of the rings film! The movie company had a new road made to reach the remote set. They also had 37, ‘hobbit-homes’, built, into grassy hillside. This style of home is environmentally friendly, because the earth-covered walls and grassy roof, reduce amount of heat they lose. When filming was over, the company was about to have the set destroyed so that they did not spoil the beautiful natural habitat. Now thousands, of visitors, a year flock to the site. If you are into being green, you could even get, a hobbit-style home built for yourself.
China Miéville China Tom Miéville (/ˈtʃaɪnə miˈeɪvəl/; born 6 September 1972) is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer and academic. He is fond of describing his fiction as "weird fiction" (after early 20th-century pulp and horror writers such as H. P. Lovecraft), and belongs to a loose group of writers sometimes called New Weird. Early life Born in Norwich, Miéville was brought up in Willesden, northwest London, and has lived in the city since early childhood. Education Miéville attended Oakham School, a co-educational independent school in Oakham, Rutland, for two years. Miéville studied for a BA degree in social anthropology at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating in 1994, and gained both a Masters' degree and PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics in 2001. Literary influences In 2010, Miéville made his first foray into writing for RPGs with a contribution to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game supplement Guide to the River Kingdoms. Honours
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