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Amazon’s Selling Thousands of Marvel Digital Comics For a Few Bucks Each, For Some Reason

Amazon’s running a Marvel digital comic sale that’s bigger than any Avengers movie today, with literally thousands of titles marked down to just a few bucks, in most cases. You’ll find everything from the Guardians of the Galaxy to Darth Vader to Deadpool to Captain America in there, and every hero in between, so…Read more… […]

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How to Skim a Textbook When You Don’t Have Time to Read

I’ve been both a student and an instructor, and I totally get it. Textbooks are dry and hard to read. But if you don’t have time to read the whole chapter like you’re supposed to, there is actually a better solution than just glazing your eyes over the first paragraph a few times.Read more… Continue […]

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10 Favorite Quotes From Fydor Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”

The Brothers Karamazov is a book published by Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1880 that explores themes of spirituality, psychology, and the changing nature of Russia. It’s a mammoth 800-page piece of work that would never get written today, but nonetheless provides value to those who read it, especially if they are interested in understanding […]

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Yes, You Actually Need to Read Your Textbooks, Not Just Skim Them for Answers

I get it—textbooks are weighty tomes that feel like they’re more useful as a defensive weapon than an engaging read. But it’s still important to actually read them instead of treating them as a “find the potential-test-answer” word search.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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That Illustrated Die Hard Christmas Book Just Dropped To $10

A lot of io9's readers preordered this Die Hard illustrated Christmas book last week, and it just dropped an extra $4, down to $10. Plus, you’ll be covered by Amazon’s preorder price guarantee, so if it drops any lower before release, you’ll automatically get the best price.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Library (Usually) Doesn’t Want Your Used Books

You’d think the library would want your used books! But outside of the occasional used-book sale, libraries usually only get their books from specific vendors. By dumping your used books on them, you’re actually creating work for volunteers and making things worse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Pay for Classic Books When You’re Going Back to School

If you’re heading back to school, there’s no doubt you’ve got a long list of required reading material. Whether it’s a classic like The Great Gatsby, or a more obscure title like A Farewell to Arms, you should avoid shelling out more money in addition to the cash you’re paying for your semester’s textbooks. Quartz…Read […]

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How to Get Boys to Read “Girls’ Books”

When I envisioned having children, my happy fantasies included curling up and reading my childhood favorites to my kids. I pictured evenings of Little House on the Prairie, Pippi Longstocking, and Little Women. When my two boys came along, I worried that their affection for board books about farm equipment meant that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Boys to Read “Girls’ Books”

When I envisioned having children, my happy fantasies included curling up and reading my childhood favorites to my kids. I pictured evenings of Little House on the Prairie, Pippi Longstocking, and Little Women. When my two boys came along, I worried that their affection for board books about farm equipment meant that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Scratch Your DIY Itch With Humble’s New Ebook Bundle

Humble’s latest bundle features over 20 electronics and programming instructional books and magazines from Make:. As the publication’s name might suggest, most of these focus on teaching you how to make something, be it wearable electronics, Arduino inventions, or even drones. As always, you can name your own price,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A Definitive List Of Car Books You Just Have To Read 

There are an immeasurable amount of books on motorsports. These few are a some of my favorites because they capture the dream of motorsport. Guys like Donohue, Hunt, Hill, Caracciola and Rosemeyer, Buffum, and Perry McCarthy. Guys that weren’t born into a motorsport family. Guys that found racing on their own and did…Read more… Continue […]

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11 Kids’ Books That Will Help Them Understand the Struggle for Racial Equality

My kids are in a diverse school, and their teachers are committed to regular, frank discussions about American history, civil rights, and the ongoing fight for social justice in the United States. I discuss current events with them as much I can without scaring them—my older son has developed a not-unreasonable fear…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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