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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Robert Steiner Globe Correspondent March 16, 2018 SUNDAY Brandon Garrett (“End of its Rope”) reads at 4 p.m. at Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge ... Angie Estes and Nausheen Eusuf read poetry at 2 p.m. at Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline … Kathryn Aalto (“The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh”) reads at 3 p.m. at The Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington. $10. Tickets at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org … Kate Greathead (“Laura & Emma”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord MONDAY Deborah Santana, Jennifer De Leon, Lisa A. Jones, Fabiana Monteiro, and Deborah L. Plummer (“All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World — Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store ... Joan Houlihan and … [Read more...] about Greater Boston author readings March 18-24
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 23, 2018 SUNDAY Kate Genovese (“Hat Tricks From Heaven”) reads at 2 p.m. at Bookends, 559 Main St., Winchester ... Upton Bell and Ron Borges (“Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game”) read at 5:30 p.m. at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown ... Ben Berman (“Figuring in the Figure,” “Strange Borderlands”), Randy Ross (“God Bless Cambodia”), Judah Leblang (“Finding My Place”) and Susan Phillips (“All the Women Followed Her”) read at 4 p.m. at Turtle Studios, 213 California St., Newton. MONDAY Linor Goralik (“Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ... Lee McIntyre (“Post-Truth”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd., Newton. … [Read more...] about Greater Boston author readings Feb. 25-March 3
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 16, 2018 SUNDAY David Ferry and Wendy Drexler read poetry at 2 p.m. at the Brookline Public Library Main Branch, 361 Washington St., Brookline Village. MONDAY Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi (“Call Me Zebra: A Novel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books … Tamora Pierce (“Tempests and Slaughter”) reads at 6 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, ticket information found at https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/events/ TUESDAY Meredith Nnoka, Marney Rathbun, and Abe Louise Young read poetry at 7:30 p.m. at the Alumnae House Conference Hall, Smith College, 33 Elm St, Northampton ... Steve Coll (“Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan”) reads at 7 p.m. at th e Harvard Book Store ... Michael Meltsner (“With Passion: An Activist Lawyer’s Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at at Porter … [Read more...] about Greater Boston author readings Feb. 18-24
Years ago, when I was a lifestyle writer at another newspaper, I wrote about information overload. I had a bad case of it, and I figured some readers could relate. Words — enlightening, funny, vibrant words — surrounded me in quantities I could never hope to consume. My shelves were crammed with unread books. A slippery stack of magazines, including New Yorkers dating back to the previous presidential administration, teetered in the dining room. I kept up with the newspaper I worked for, but if I bought a Sunday New York Times I’d still be trudging through its Travel section on Thursday. Ready for the punch line? This was before the internet. Flash forward to the present. As of this moment, my laptop has browser tabs open to 31 different web pages. News analyses and think pieces. Essays, some dull and others brilliant. An article debunking the “clean eating” trend. Research on the gender pay gap, including a 29-page paper by a Harvard professor. Something … [Read more...] about Bookmark: There’s just so much to read: How do you choose?