Archive for July, 2010

Hot Times in Brooklyn

ReadThis joined Greenlight Bookstore at the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday, July 24, to raise books for the Andrew Jackson Middle School in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Many generous donors bought (134) or brought (135) a remarkable 269 books to help rebuild a library, ready for the the school’s reopening post-Katrina this year. Sure it was […]

Was Melville a Landlubber? A Few Greater Books of the Sea

BY RORY NUGENT Moby Dick…Melville’s epic adventure story at sea is a contender for the best novel in American literature. It deserves high line honors in any list. As a novelist, he sets the bar. But, and it’s a big but, Melville’s prose leaves the sailor in me wanting. His nautical imagery and descriptions of […]

Thank you ReadThis members for helping the Bronx

The generous ReadThis members have purchased all 35 copies of The Chocolate War and all 35 copies of The Joy Luck Club for the Women’s Academy of Excellence in the Bronx. The books are on their way to summer school, and will be used again in the fall, and the winter, and the spring… Thank […]

Post-Katrina Countdown: Books for the Gulf

We’re off to a great start toward our goal of stocking Andrew Jackson Middle School with books for its reopening August 11, 2010. For more about this campaign to help a New Orleans school ravaged by Katrina, in a community plagued now by the BP oil spill, go here: http://readthisbook.us/2010/06/28/help-a-post-katrina-school-re-make-its-library/ The purchases and commitments are […]

Dostoevsky’s Dream

“White Nights on the Neva” is Classic Circuits experiment to link blogs on a “tour” of Russian literature. The participating sites agree to write about one work, publishing their posts on a pre-set schedule. Since ReadThis appreciates any group that encourages a love of reading, and this particular program seemed innovative, we agreed to give […]