Archive for June, 2010

Help a post-Katrina School Re-Make Its Library

It’s been five years since Katrina completely devastated St. Bernard Parish. Three miles from downtown New Orleans, this district saw all of its buildings damaged and its schools destroyed. Little by little, the residents have rebuilt, and this August 11th, the district will be reopening the last of its public schools. ReadThis is proud to […]

Reading Aung San Suu Kyi: A Belated Birthday Wish

This past Saturday (June 19) was Aung San Suu Kyi’s sixty-fifth birthday. She has not been much in the news lately, but her story is hard to forget. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. The leader of the Burmese democracy movement rising out of her student protests against the country’s military dictatorship […]

Footy Books: Your World Cup Reading

At 10:00 a.m. ET, the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks-off in South Africa. ReadThis asked footy fanatic and South African-born journalist and editor, Tony Karon, to give us his three favorite soccer books of all time. Why think about anything else between games? Get reading. And click the links in the text for illustrative video. 1) […]

What To Buy Dad for Father’s Day

ReadThis asked Joseph O’Neill, Christopher Sorrentino and Jon Meacham for their gift tips for Father’s Day. Just click on the title links to order the books from Richmond, Virginia, independent, Fountain Bookstore. And while you’re at it, tell us which books you suggest. JOSEPH O’NEILL, author of Netherland and Blood-Dark Track: A Family History, chooses: Golf […]