Bernadette Fox, the eponymous character in Where’d You Go, Bernadette, loves to hate Seattle. And while you might imagine that we Seattleites would rush to defend our Emerald City, we have to admit, she got quite a few things right.
Whether you’re going on a long run in the sun or a long road trip from coast to coast, whether you’re digging in the garden or prepping for a big family barbecue, audiobooks are a great companion for summer activities. To help you out, we discounted a few for the month of June.
Did you know that when listening to audiobooks, students can comprehend books two grade levels above their reading level? Boom. Knowledge.
Our June Book of the Month pick is a comedic epistolary novel that isn’t afraid to skewer cultural phenomena like tech culture, helicopter parenting, and organic vegetables.
This month we turn to Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. for advice on what to read. They recommend a hilarious coming-of-age novel, a book that explains financial jargon, a collection of short stories by a beloved author, and more.
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.
What If? by Randall Munroe is full of bizarre facts. From what to do if you’re on a submarine in space to the state of water on Mars to the Pitcairn Islands, these are some of the weird tidbits from May’s Book of the Month.
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
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?
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.
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.
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!