Eric Schmidt's new book The New Digital Age

Exclusive: Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Corporate Intelligence reviewed preliminary galleys of Schmidt's new book, “The New Digital Age,” (Random House) which debuts in April. And Schmidt's views on China stand out the strongest amid often predictable techno-utopian views of the future.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Op-ed: Publishers' fear of e-books is hurting libraries
The Seattle Times
The digital mission of our local libraries is underscored by the fact that 62,000 people last year used King County's Overdrive system to read more than 1 million e-books and 290,000 audio books. E-book lending has grown at a rate of 300 percent over ...

The Seattle Times

You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover
New York Times
Covering up such crucial pieces of information would seem crazy for most books, but not for a reissue of “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” the 1949 novel in which the British author George Orwell predicted a bleak future of repression, surveillance and ...

Book festival aims to restore Lahore's cultural tradition
The Guardian
The Jaipur festival was established in 2005, and there are now 30 literary festivals in India, two in Bangladesh, one in Nepal and two in Pakistan, where a Karachi bookfestival was launched in 2010. The inaugural international Irrawadddy ... "I see ...

The Guardian

PGA Tour wives publish golf book for charity (blog)
The cost for the 384-page hardcover volume published by Butler Books is $50, with net proceeds to benefit PTWA charities. "This book tells the story of what the players and wives are like off the golf course," Amy Wilson, wife of Mark Wilson and the ... (blog)

'Schroder' Chronicles A Father's Desperate Mistakes
And the father doesn't attempt to tell him the circumstances of their leaving Germany until the very end of the book. ... "Erik Schroder decides to become Eric Kennedy when he's about 14 and he's tired of being bullied, for various reasons. He's tired ...

Just what the doctor ordered: Books will be prescribed as medicine in the UK
Christian Science Monitor
Under the Books on Prescription program, UK doctors will begin prescribing books – yes, books – to patients with mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, the Reading Agency announced Thursday at the British Library ...

Christian Science Monitor

Book Review Podcast: The Legacy of Louis Agassiz -
This week in The New York Times Book Review, Rebecca Stott reviews “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science” by Christoph Irmscher. Agassiz was a prolific and influential scientist and teacher, but his racist beliefs and his opposition to ...

Schmidt book, Post attacks spotlight Made in China hacks
Schmidt book, Post attacks spotlight Made in China hacks. After New York Times, Wall Street Journal report suspected Chinese hacks on their systems, Washington Post says its computers were hit too. Also: Eric Schmidt weighs in on China threat in new ...

David's Book Club: Up From History
Daily Beast
Up From Slavery, the autobiography by Booker T. Washington, is a book one sees so often quoted in other histories that it's easy to develop the illusion that you have actually read it. But I hadn't, not until this past January. With Black History Month ...

10 Most Controversial Book Passages
Huffington Post
In the case of the books below, notoriety and controversy have added an extra facet to their reputations, propelling discussion and (in some instances) fierce debate that involved censorship. Here are our picks for the most infamous passages of famous ...

Doctors to Prescribe Self-Help Books, Poetry for Mental Health Ills
New York Times (blog)
LONDON — Doctors in England will soon be prescribing books as well as pills to patients suffering from anxiety and depression. In a government-endorsed initiative supported by medical associations and librarians, physicians will be sending patients to ...

New York Times (blog)

'How Literature Saved My Life' by David Shields
Boston Globe
Early on in his new book, “How Literature Saved My Life,” critic, essayist, and reformed novelist David Shields compares himself to George W. Bush, whom he considers his “worst self realized.” Evidence abounds: Both love to watch football and eat pretzels.

Boston Globe

Weekend picks for book lovers
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a guide to "looking" while you walk, and two new 4-star mysteries from Great Britain. On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz; Scribner, 320 pp.; non-fiction. Alexandra Horowitz does ...

Book Buzz: Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey,' literary star
Ann Patchett: Novelist Ann Patchett, co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, talks about why bookstores are not dead, in a clip from Oprah's Super Soul Sunday broadcast. USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer interviews Patchett about her thriving store in the ...

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