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The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Spirituality books for pondering the meaning of existence

By William Shelton • November 15, 2023

According to Socrates the unexamined life is not worth living. In the whirl and rush of modern society, how often do we take the time to ponder the meaning of our existence? Each of the world's great religions try to tackle this question, but there are many paths to finding peace with our place in the universe. From Astrology to yoga, transcendental meditation or alien intervention, the avenues of exploration are as legion and varied as the stars.

What Kind of Reader Are You?

A Survey of 2,000 Americans Found...

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 14, 2023

Our most recent survey with OnePoll asked 2,000 U.S. adults about their reading habits and what they look for in a book. And what we learned painted an illuminating portrait.

Bookify Your Secret Santa

Plus 4 examples of a literary Secret Santa campaign

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 12, 2023

Are you looking for ideas for an upcoming Secret Santa gift exchange? Learn about how we spread holiday cheer all season long here at ThriftBooks. And peruse some of the popular gift books from the year to get inspiration.

What to Read and Watch if You're Excited about 007: Road to a Million

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 09, 2023

Premiering on November 10, 007: Road to a Million is a new reality TV show inspired by none other than Bond, James Bond. Nine pairs of contestants compete in an epic global adventure for the prize of one million pounds. At the center of the action is Succession star, Brian Cox.

Sink Into a Series™ for Kids

8 Great Series for Young Readers to Get Excited About

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 07, 2023

Looking for a series for kids? From humor to mystery to creativity, here are eight addictive series to get the youngsters in your life excited about reading. We'll tell you everything you need to know to pick the perfect series for your young readers.

19 Books to Read if You Loved Lessons in Chemistry

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 05, 2023

Lessons in Chemistry, the bestselling novel by Bonnie Garmus, is the inspiration for a new Apple+ series starring Brie Larson. It is the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist struggling to get ahead in her male-dominated field. It's a great read! And if you're looking for more like that, we've got recs for you.

Lawmen: Bass Reeves

And more for fans of Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 02, 2023

Yellowstone may be coming to an end, but fans needn't despair. Taylor Sheridan has plenty more exciting projects in the works, including the upcoming Lawmen: Bass Reeves, which premieres on Nov. 5 on Paramount+. Learn about the new show and get our recommendations for Sheridan fans.

11 Bloodcurdling Book-to-Screen Horror Adaptations

& where to watch them

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 29, 2023

Adapting literary horror to the screen is tricky. Sometimes it means staying faithful to the original text. But sometimes the director must take some liberties with the source material. Here are eleven of our favorite book-to-screen horror adaptations.

16 New Must-Read Celebrity Memoirs

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 26, 2023

From Barbra Streisand to Britney Spears to Henry Winkler, a wide array of icons are gracing us with their memoirs this fall. It's a veritable bonanza of books by iconic entertainers. Get the inside scoop on your favorite star with one of these 16 new celebrity memoirs.

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