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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

In this delightfully witty, provocative book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it. (In fact, he says, in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do.) Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, he describes the varieties of "non-reading"-from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten-and offers advice on how to turn a sticky social situation into an occasion for creative brilliance. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read-which became a favorite of readers everywhere in the hardcover edition-is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them.

Why Haven't You Read This Book?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 172

Why Haven't You Read This Book?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-12-18
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  • Publisher: Lulu.com

This book is about the simple practice of flipping the burden of proof from "why" to "why not." What would happen to your life if you stopped assuming you know all the reasons why not to do things differently? Have you ever really, seriously demanded of yourself good reasons to not start a business, move to a new city, dropout of school, quit your job, write a book, travel the world, climb a mountain, fly first class, audition for American Idol, or have a bunch of kids?

Why Our Children Can't Read, and what We Can Do about it
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Why Our Children Can't Read, and what We Can Do about it

A neuropsychologist shows how outmoded methods for teaching reading have resulted in plummeting literacy levels and offers a new program, based on careful research, that teaches any child--including those with attention deficits--to read well. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 115

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence.

Kuzumi-kun, Can't You Read the Room?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 167

Kuzumi-kun, Can't You Read the Room?

He's plain, he's short, he's boring. And on top of that, Kuzumi-kun can't read the room. Popular high school girl Erika Sakura has for some reason become so stuck on Kuzumi-kun that she can't help it...

Don't Read This Book Before Bed
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

Don't Read This Book Before Bed

Presents true stories about real-life monsters, doomed domains, and strange disappearances, many attributed to ghosts and other supernatural encounters.

Algorithms of Oppression
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Algorithms of Oppression

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-02-20
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for “black girls”—what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ide...

Reports to the General Assembly of Illinois
  • Language: en

Reports to the General Assembly of Illinois

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1867
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Don't Read This Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Don't Read This Book

Down a lonely alleyway, under a starless sky, lies a city that never was, yet is: the Mad City, where nightmares walk the streets, and a good night's sleep can get you killed. Here, then, is a book from that place.Within these recovered pages are the tales of the Awake, insomniacs who've walked those perilous streets, bringing a bit of the power of dream with them to fight back the night - always at a terrible cost. For many, it will not end well. For a few, they might just become heroes - or at least find their way back home. For you, a choice. Turn away. Don't read this book. And maybe you'll continue to rest easy. Or open the cover and enter a world unlike any you've ever dared to imagine! Don't Read This Book introduces 13 forbidden tales from the Mad City and the world of the Don't Rest Your Head RPG.

I Read It, But I Don't Get it
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 140

I Read It, But I Don't Get it

Practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area.