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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Play the Numbers: Three (Useful) Books About Data()  

October 17, 2012 In the age of the Internet, data is everywhere — the question is how to use it. Author Doug Lemov recommends three books about the power of information. What is your favorite number-crunching book? Tell us in the comments.

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Disaster Strikes! Three Books Where Things Go Awry()  

October 8, 2012 A book without suffering or struggle can only be described as one thing: boring. For Three Books, author Will Wiles writes about his favorite literary misadventures. Do you have a favorite book about everything going wrong? Tell us in the comments.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Fanciful Fauna: 3 Tall Tales Of Clever Critters ()  

August 27, 2012 In real life, having a pet is hard work — they're messy, hard to train, and losing them can be heartbreaking. But in literature, as author Julia Stuart writes, animals are delightful. Is there a literary animal that you love? Tell us in the comments.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Fight Like A Girl: 3 Books That Pack A Deadly Punch()  

July 16, 2012 Strong women abound in the media, but author Diana Lopez favors those who don't have inhuman courage, futuristic gadgets and superpowers. She recommends three books about average girls who are pushed to their limits. Who is your favorite fighting heroine? Tell us in the comments.

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Too Cool For School: 3 Books On Scandalous Teachers()  

July 9, 2012 Being a positive role model is usually a part of a teacher's job description, but author Jennifer Miller knows not everyone lives up to that standard. She recommends three books about educators who lead students astray. Do you have a favorite book about a teacher? Tell us in the comments.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Revolutionary Reads For A North African Adventure()  

June 15, 2012 Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep is on a journey from Carthage to Cairo. Here are two reading lists that will make his adventure a literary one.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

3 Books That Enhance Steve Inskeep's Journey()  

June 14, 2012 To many, life in North Africa has long seemed dominated by dictatorships. Hosam Aboul-Ela shatters this portrait with three books that display a vibrant society present despite extreme oppression. Has a book ever changed your conception of a region or culture? Tell us in the comments.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Carthage To Cairo: 3 Books To Complete The Journey()  

June 7, 2012 The Arab Spring caught many people by surprise — but that might not have been the case if you'd been reading literature from the region. Journalist Lin Noueihed recommends three books from Northern Africa. Do you have a favorite from one of these countries? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Three Cheers (And Three Books) For Mummy Dearest()  

May 7, 2012 Mother's Day may arrive earlier in England than in the U.S., but British writer Rosamund Lupton is always happy to celebrate. She recommends three books that distill motherhood to its essential elements. Do you have a favorite book about moms? Tell us in the comments.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well()  

April 18, 2012 Jonathan Gottschall is an English professor fed up with academia's ugly jargon. He recommends three books that help writers with their prose. Has a book ever helped you with your composition skills? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Snark And Sass: 3 Books On The True Nature Of Paris()  

April 16, 2012 To some, spending April in Paris would be divine. But author Amy Thomas knows that living there full-time isn't always fun. She recommends three books that show how frustrating, judgmental and maddening Paris can be. Have you ever lived abroad? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Permanent Siesta: 3 Books To Whisk You Away()  

April 13, 2012 You don't usually travel to distant places with heavy books. And besides, you're traveling, not reading, right? But author Adam Wilson suggests three books that you should take with you — regardless of their weight. Do you have a favorite book to read while you travel? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups()  

April 2, 2012 So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship-Building Reads()  

March 26, 2012 Love is messy and complicated. But author and psychologist Harriet Lerner recommends three books that can help. They offer advice for keeping a relationship healthy, thoughtful and mature. Is there a book that has helped your relationship? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas()  

March 21, 2012 Author and secretary Lynn Peril knows that writing on the job is a time-honored tradition. She recommends three books that were written while the boss was looking the other way. Have you ever composed a novel at your day job? Tell us about it in the comments.

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