Tagged with reading recommendation

Your Friday Recommendation #18

It’s Friday and instead of me recommending something for you to read, I want you to recommend something to me. Use the comments to tell me about your summer reading list. What did you read for the first time? What did you re-read because you love a good story? I’d love to hear from you. … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #14

I snagged a copy of one of my favorite books at a rummage sale last fall and it sat on my shelf for months. This week, I finally picked it up and have been reading a few chapters each night, both enjoying the book now as an adult and remembering the feelings it evoked to … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #12

This is my first film recommendation to you, dear reader, but my copy arrived in the mail on Thursday and the Criterion Collection three-disc reissue of Seven Samurai by writer/director Akira Kurosawa is fresh in my mind. and still spinning in my DVD player. A poor farming village will be pillaged by bandits when their … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #11

On Tuesday, Scrawlers sent an email to its users announcing its first contest, The War of Art Contest. One lucky writer will win a copy of today’s recommendation, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Pressfield contends that everyone is creative, particularly in creating a subconscious (and likely conscious) level of resistance to their ability … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #9

I’m a fan of great books at great prices, and if you’ve been in a B&M (“Brick & Mortar,” or physical store as-opposed to online store) Barnes & Noble lately, you’ve probably seen a stack of America (The Book) by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for under $10 a copy – a real steal. … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #8

Today’s recommendation is to take a look at how you get news online and decide if you can streamline it any more than the system you currently use. I used to check MSNBC.com every morning for the news. Sometimes, I would listen to a streaming audio presentation from Minnesota Public Radio. That was the extent … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #5

The Ron Book Team meets on Monday evening, and we’ve chosen to discuss the recent New York Times bestseller and decidedly fast read, Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. If you’ve set foot in a bookstore in the past year, you’ve undoubtedly seen stacks of this novel neatly laid out on a table by the … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #4.

Every American should read at least one Kurt Vonnegut novel. Some of them are best-read when one is a teenager, in order to catch the reader at the right time in their lives. One I didn’t discover until last year, but which could especially appeal to teenagers is the exquisite satire, Cat’s Cradle. Talk about … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #2

I have a group of friends who meet on the first Monday of the month for the Ron Book Club. I’m usually unavailable due to Monday night class, but I always get to join them in January over winter break. This month, we read and discussed The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia. This is … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #1

The first recommendation I have for you is the first story which made me sit up and take notice of good writing in a genre where I rarely took notice of the actual writing. I was a big superhero-based comic book fan for my middle school years, my favorite issues populated by gritty guys and … Continue reading