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Picking Books is a book review blog that explores history, society, and c..

Do you read in bed? I lay on my back, hold the book up, and read until I pass out. It’s so relaxing. Before I know it, I’m asleep and ..read more

Uncle Sam is disturbed by three nightmares. The first, according to Madeline Albright in “Fascism: A Warning,” is an America where ..read more
Picking Books by Laura Sandonato - 5M ago

“And the other quilt was called Attic Windows; it had a great many pieces, and if you looked at it one way it was closed boxes, and ..read more
Picking Books by Laura Sandonato - 5M ago
8 food and drink ideas for book club when you read “The Great Alone.” “The Great Alone” Book Club Food Ideas Smoked Salmon Quiche ..read more

Picking Books was created as a way to show you how to learn about history and culture through books. But learning about history from ..read more

What is historical fiction? I’m so glad you asked! At its most basic, historical fiction is defined as fiction set in the past. Easy ..read more
Shoutout to Goodreads for transforming my reading life. For real. Yes, Goodreads has its bugs. And, yes, Goodreads is owned by media ..read more

Have you ever read a book you just didn’t get? That’s what happened to me when I read “Hark” by Sam Lipsyte. The premise was ..read more

Who are you becoming? That’s the central question in Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming” that spent weeks in the number one spot on ..read more
Was anyone else skeptical of Marie Kondo’s take on tidying up? I was, but her new Netflix series “Tidying Up” piqued my interest. So ..read more

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