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Shakespeare: The World as Stage

By Bill Bryson, A Concise and Well-Researched Biography

Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage is a short and well-researched biography on the famous Bard, with some background on Elizabethan England thrown in for good measure. I’ve been meaning to read something of Bryson’s for a long time and thought this might make a good introduction, especially since I did a lengthy project …

                             

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

By Elif Batuman, Something of An Acquired Taste and A Book Only A Russian Lit Scholar Would Write

The Possessed is author Elif Batuman’s recounting of her summer spent studying in Uzbekistan, mixed in with tales of her experiences as a Russian Literature grad student. I picked it up out of the respect I have for classic Russian Literature, which I have a soft spot for since it’s just so desperate and dramatic. …

                 

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

By Mindy Kaling, It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Her (In A Good Way)

So, full disclosure: I’m a pretty big Office fan, and I watch The Mindy Project. So, yeah, I like Mindy Kaling’s brand of humor. It’s sort of self-effacing in a girl power-ish kind of way. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s basically a comedy screenwriter and actress who was on The Office and …

           

Eat, Pray, Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert, A Three For One Deal

I started this book a year ago and finally got around to finishing it last week. I know it’s very pop-lit-y, but that actually doesn’t bother me. If it gets people to actually read books, I’m happy. In fact, I think elementary schools should encourage kids to read more stuff that’s just fun to read …