Archive for April, 2010

What They’re Reading in…the Breeding Barn

As a regular feature, ReadThis will be bringing you a reading list from different parts of the country, to offer a glimpse of the wide, wide book world and hopefully give you tips on what to read next. In celebration of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, we bring you the books recently enjoyed by Greg Roberts […]

Walker Percy’s Perfect Mint Julep

This coming Saturday, May 1st, is Kentucky Derby Day, the occasion when an army of three-year-old horses runs for the roses (and big money) in Louisville. The dress: Sunhats and seersucker. The betting: wild. And the cocktail: Mint Juleps. Who better to advise you on your preparations for that occasion than Walker Percy? Here the […]

Donated books from April 10th arriving in the Bronx

The Adventures of a Danish Poet

In honor of Poetry Month, we bring you this link to the 2007 Academy Award-winning animated short, The Danish Poet. The film is an ode to Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. If you are looking for a sweeping saga, that old Nobel-prize winning work is hard to beat. The Danish Poet

April 10 books begin arriving

The ReadThis/Center for Fiction book drive extravaganza on April 10, 2010, yielded thousands of books donated by publishers and individuals. The books shipped out to 10 different schools and youth organizations throughout New York City. Here is a list of the recipient organizations: -Bushwick IMPACT, an early childhood development program in Brooklyn -Bellevue Pediatric Center, […]

April 10 Books for NYC Kids event

ReadThis and the Center for Fiction partnered on April 10th for a book-drive extravaganza. A full 47 artists and writers volunteered their time to read, answer questions, conduct workshops, help children on “Make Your Own Book” art projects, all with the goal of collecting 5,000 books for NYC schools and youth organizations. More than 35 […]

Books for NYC Kids event on April 10: A ReadThis and Center for Fiction joint project

April is the Cruelest Month: But Hopefully Not for Poets

We like this idea on how to best mark National Poetry Month, which comes via Colin Miner and his Gutenberg Revisited. “I have an idea: adopt a poet. Not literally, of course. In an age where Glenn Beck is making some $13 million a year from books, maybe it’s time we did something to help those who are […]

Mad for Books: Keith Richards Wanted To Be a Librarian

We can’t help loving the revelation from Keith Richards that he has a secret passion for books and wanted to be a librarian. According to Times Online: “He has even considered “professional training” to manage thousands of books at his homes in Sussex and Connecticut, according to publishing sources familiar with the outline of Richards’s […]