Andrea Denhoed of The New Yorker has some suggestions for weekend reading and viewing that might interest you.  One item has to do with the abduction case that was Vladimir Nabokov’s inspiration for his best known novel Lolita.  Another is a link to an interview that Stephen Colbert did with writer Toni Morrison.  I agree with Denhoed’s assessment of the interview: Morrison was magnificent.

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Do you like being in the limelight?  What does it actually mean to be “in the limelight”?  Charles Osgood tells us the origin of the phrase.

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Buzzfeed has a list of gifts to give that book lover in your life – or to give to yourself.

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The Lord of the Rings

Buzzfeed also recently featured 51 books that can change your life.

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I recently ran across a song called “I Said My Pajamas.” Naturally I assumed that the title was a misprint, but it wasn’t.  This is truly an example of Words At Play.

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How many times have you said or thought, “I’ll sleep on it tonight and make a decision tomorrow.”  It turns out that you probably made a wise decision because your brain is hard at work sorting things out while you’re sleeping.  You can see an interview on CBS News that tells us some of the things that occur in our brains while we sleep, and in a Huffington Post article you can find links to some of the studies that backup the information mentioned in the video.

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C-SPAN2, as usual, has expanded the time that it features Book TV since we are into the Thanksgiving holidays.  You can find the schedule here.  Also, you can expect the schedule to be longer than the usual 48-hour period during the Christmas and New Year holidays as well.

The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, December 7, 2014 from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured guest will be Author C. Brooks who is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.  His books include The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, and Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism.

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