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Books on the Table · 1w ago

10 Books to Read in Honor of Lincoln’s Birthday

All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln There will never be anything more interesting than that American Civil War. Gertrude Stein My husband is a Civil War buff. In honor ...
Books on the Table · 1W ago

Happy Valentine’s Day from Books on the Table!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz I think . . . if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there as many kind...
Books on the Table · 3W ago

8 Short Novels Your Book Club Will Actually Finish

Very few very long novels earn their length. My fingers are always twitching for a blue pencil. Ian McEwan I’ve never met a reader who doesn’t like short novels . . .What a short novel asks ...
Books on the Table · 4W ago

What to Read Next — Winter 2017

It’s always better to have too much to read than not enough. Ann Patchett I have piles of brand new books to read, as well as dozens of galleys for upcoming books downloaded on my e-reader. ...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

Secrets From the Eating Lab — Book Review

I urge you to get to your leanest livable weight and then, whatever it is, decide that it’s okay. Because your weight is not the point. You were not put on this earth to mold yourself into a...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

Books for Living

Reading is the best way I know to learn how to examine your life. By comparing what you’ve done to what others have done, and your thoughts and theories and feelings to those of others, you ...
Books on the Table · 1M ago

My New Year’s Resolution

Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting. John Green You may want to keep a commonplace book which is a notebook where you can copy par...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

Books for Men

At a recent get-together, a (male) friend told me all about a great book he’d just read, prefacing his comments by saying, “I’m sure you haven’t read it.” The book? Blood and Thunder: The Ep...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

Top Books of 2016 — Booksellers Share Their Favorites

Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that ...
Books on the Table · 2M ago

Giving the Gift of Reading

Originally posted on Books on the Table: The greatest gift is a passion for reading. Elizabeth Hardwick There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book. Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-W...