If you’re reading this blog, you probably love books. Or you know someone who loves books. And Heaven knows, when it comes to loving books, I am nothing if not an enabler.
Hence these Resources for Book Lovers, which are frequently updated and also frequently shuffled around. Here you’ll find information and helpful links, whether you’re a bookseller, a book scout, a book collector, a book lover, a lover of a book lover, or any combination of the above. Or if you’re aspiring to become any of the above.
Most Recent Update: May 13, 2011.
Forgotten Books. E-books no one remembers – or do they?
100 Essential Reads for the Lifelong Learner at Online Schools.
Project Gutenberg, one of the web’s oldest and most venerable shrines of classic full-text works.
Sacred Texts – in free e-book formats, or order CD or print editions. Defines “sacred texts” very broadly, to the benefit of the book lover.
Squashed Philosophers, by Glyn Hughes. A great way to learn your philosophers, one bite at a time.
Thirty Books Everyone Should Read Before They’re Thirty, at Divine Caroline.
What Should I Read Next? suggests new books based on books you’ve read and enjoyed. It’s like Pandora, only with books.
First Edition Points, an online guide to first edition points.
Firsts: The Book Collectors’ Magazine. Includes a series of essays on how and why to collect books, as well as links to booksellers who specialize in collectible books.
A Guide to Book Repair from the Dartmouth University libraries.
Resources for Writers
About Freelance Writing
Freelance Writing Gigs
Five Great Books on How to Write a Memoir. Even if you never wanted to write a memoir, you’ll probably enjoy reading these books.
The Decade’s Most Popular Memoirs – good to read if you want to follow suit and write one yourself, if you want to know what memoirs are all about, or if you just like reading about stuff that happens to other people.
Writer Beware! Blogs provides tips on avoiding scams and otherwise navigating the publishing industry.
Armchair Literary Analysis on a range of works in English, sorted by author and title.
How Does the First Amendment Apply to Student Newspapers? – a very brief look at the subject.
Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard – or anywhere else.
The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of Telling, by Rick Garlickov. The Socratic Method is painful to endure, but there’s no better way to teach critical thinking. Or so my law professors told me.
Writing the Romeo and Juliet Essay without losing your mind.
Book Reviews, organized by subject and title.
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