The Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most

There are 25 authors on this list because so many authors are tied for 5th, 7th, and 10th place. Goodreads makes this possible with this snazzy chart. My first place author is no surprise. I’ve read more from Murakami and more about Murakami than any other author. I suspect I am leaving him in the […]

How to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Book Oblivion Academy

There’s a day for everything, right? Well, today is a holiday dedicated to book lovers. In honor of the holiday, we’re going to celebrate! And we hope you’ll join us. Here are five easy ways for book lovers to celebrate. Read! Haha. I bet if you’re reading this post, you don’t need to be told […]

Why You Need an Online Book Club Community

Why You Need an Online Book Club

Reading is not as private as some might think. Readers crave conversation and will go to great lengths to get it. I created Book Oblivion to combat intellectual isolation and read with like minds. We are a bit intense as far as online book clubs go – we are voracious readers. We focus on reading […]

The Book Oblivion Story

Rescuing Books from Utter Oblivion

“A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.” ~Umberto Eco I care about your mind. I just […]

Why Books are the Best Travel Souvenir

I want to share a glimpse of the globe-trotting adventures with my oldest daugther today. I teach internationally with many amazing and bright young minds all over the world. I am always looking for ways to encourage a love of  reading and learning. Find out why books can be the best travel souvenir you can possibly bring […]

Why You Should Avoid Reading Dr. Seuss to Your Infant

Why You Should Avoid Reading Dr. Seuss to Your Infant

Keywords Dr. Seuss, Mem Fox, Reading Magic, Language Learning “Books are mute as far as sound is concerned. It follows that reading aloud is a combination of two distinct operations, of two ‘languages.’ It is something far more complex than speaking and reading taken separately by themselves.” Maria Montessori Elementary schools all across America will […]

Where to Find Cheap or Free Audiobooks Online

Where to Find Cheap or Free Audiobooks Online

Keywords Audiobooks, Free Audiobooks, Cheap Audiobooks, Audiophile “A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: […]

Goal Setting for Book Lovers

Literature Courses

I am a goal setter and find this helps me more than anything else to stay on track with reading. If you’ve ever trained for a marathon, then you know the importance of varying your routine while staying disciplined. And the most important thing is to make a little bit of progress everyday, so following […]

One Sentence Reviews of the Best Reads of 2014

Best Books Series

Life is short. Read fast. The following books were the best ones I read all year from each of my reading categories. Professional Development Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff I teach through They Say, I Say, a writing text by the same author, and this book […]

30 Books to Read Before You Turn 30

Today I’m going to share 30 books with you that will rock your world if you read them in your 20s. But don’t fret, if you read these in a lifetime, you will enjoy a rich, literary existence that few can match.  Ready, set, here you go: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson […]

20 Books to Read Before You Turn 20

20 Books to Read Before You Turn 20

Below you will find 20 books to read before you turn 20. These lists are always arbitrary, but there is something timely about reading these works. If they find you at the right time. these books will stay with you the rest of your lives. I’ve tried to place them in order of difficulty starting […]

Your Moral Compass Makes You Human

“I said that the world is absurd, but I was too hasty. This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.” Albert Camus C.S. Lewis begins his […]