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Favorites from XKCD

Randall Munroe’s website, xkcd, is sort of a big mixing pot of Lord of the Rings, science, and adults who want to turn their apartments into giant ball pits (minus the stale urine smell). Here are a few of our favorite comics.

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Charles Darwin Quote

When it was first said that the sun stood still and the world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei, as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science.” —Charles Darwin / On the Origins of Species

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What If Quote

I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lessons about the limitations of wax as adhesive.” —Randall Munroe / What If?  

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To Kill a Mockingbird

The media storm that has been rumbling for the past few months over Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman will blow full-force into the bookworld this summer with its release. This makes now a perfect time to revisit Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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April Showers Bring May Book Specials!

May is a fun time. The world wakes back, and we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial. As you dig in your garden, prepare for your first barbecue of the season, or engage in some vigorous spring cleaning, try out an audiobook. As a special offer, we’ve discounted the following audiobooks all month long.

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6 Brain-Boosting Books

A lifetime of learning has never been easier or more fun with audiobooks. Take a look at our list of brain-boosting books, and discover something new, from how the internet affects the brain in Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows to difference between a fixed and growth mindset in Carol Dweck’s Mindset and much more!

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Book of the Month: What If?

This month’s book of the month is subtitled “Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions”. The name really says it all, doesn’t it? We’ll bring you great content about it all month, as well as offer it for $9.95. That’s 50% off!

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Nicholas Sparks

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” […]

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The Goldfinch

Stephen King calls The Goldfinch “a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” There’s little wonder why it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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