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Maria Popova

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Maria Popova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. She is the winner of the 2007 Edward S. Corwin Award from the American Political Science Association for best dissertation in the field of public law and the 2006 Sumner Dissertation Prize in the näytä lisää Department of Government at Harvard University. Her writings have been published in Comparative Political Studies, Demokratizatsiya, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of East European Law, and Konstitutsionnoe Pravo: Vostochnoevropeiskoe Obozrenie. näytä vähemmän

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Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment, and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (2015) — Johdanto, eräät painokset274 kappaletta
Dear Data: A Friendship in 52 Weeks of Postcards (2016) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset202 kappaletta

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Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read and review this ARC!

This is one of those books I want to own and have a copy off on my shelf and give to people I love. They truly do not make anthologies like this all that often; which is, to say, that it is absolutely wonderful.

Maria Popova has put together a beautiful collection of poems that are interesting and really good, and accompanied each with a concept to be explored. She herself, writes beautifully, like a poet writing prose, each word saturated with love. She reminds us of the beauty and imagination in science, a field that has often been called cold because of its focus on rationality.

I would put her in the company of some of my favourites like James Crews and William Seighart, and I can't wait for the next collection she puts together; although I should tell her that the bar is incredibly high now.

I would never recommend a poetry collection to my grandmother, who has much better taste than I do in literature, but this is one I would not hesitate to give her. I know that compliment might not mean much to someone, but it's the highest one I can give.

The illustrations by Ofra Amit were also a lovely touch!

A well deserved, and easy, 5 stars!
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bookstagramofmine | Apr 27, 2024 |
"In the stillness of reading, the silence save for the sandpapery sound of my fingers turning the page, I was born. In the quiet of a summer afternoon spent in a hammock, of a winter night spent sneaking under the covers with a flashlight, dawned the awareness, slow but unmistakable, that I was not alone."
-Dani Shapiro, page 50

This book is just what it claimed to be- a collection of letters by various well-known (and some not quite as well-known) readers to younger readers. It is what I might label as a coffee table book; it's an imposing size, has a beautiful cover, contains beautiful artwork inside, and doesn't have to be read in order. Each spread had a letter on the left page and an accompanying illustration on the right page.

For me, it was much more than the kind of book you buy just to impress guests by keeping it in a prominent spot in your living room. Since the title says the letters are written to a "young" reader, I was not quite as young as the intended audience. But the letters I found within helped me feel understood as a young adult reader. Some of the letters I loved the most were those by Laura Brown-Lavoie (page 18), Dani Shapiro (50), and Pamela Paul (218).
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Dances_with_Words | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 6, 2024 |
Popova's The Snail with the Right Heart has a little bit of everything beautiful in it. A lovely story about how both physical and gender diversity is an amazing part of our natural world.

Jeremy is a land snail and as such is a hermaphrodite. Super cool but perhaps more compelling is that Jeremy has a rare gene causing a mutation of 'situs inversus'.

Do read The Snail with the Right Heart to benefit from Popova's knowledgeable, sweet and optimistic outlook on our world. And to experience happiness from Ping Zhu's bright, warm, welcoming and friendly illustrations.… (lisätietoja)
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Bookish59 | Mar 7, 2023 |
A Velocity of Being is a wonderful collection of letters written by writers, performers, celebrities and others about their own experience of reading, about their own love of reading and about how important reading has been in their lives. The letters are addressed to young people and offer plenty of encouragement to read, read broadly and read more.
Each letter faces a wonderful picture that illustrates the points made in the letter.
Both the artwork and the letters are worthwhile on their own, but combined they create a wonderful, inviting and memorable book.
My personal favorite was the illustrated story by Chris Ware, a story about reading a book, turning it up unexpectedly decades later and then preserving it to pass along to someone else. It is a charming, heartwarming and enchanting story and is alone worth the time to read this wonderful volume.
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PaulLoesch | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2022 |



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