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  • Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Sep 26, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Think graphic novels are just for kids? Think again. We spoke to professors who incorporate graphic novels and comics into their curriculum and design whole courses around them. ...

  • Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    Sep 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    As Banned Books Week continues, we look at Banned Classics. The ones you nostalgically look back on as shaping your high school years, the ones you’ve read over and over, the ones sitting in a bedside stack as you settle into more fall reading. How many of these Banned Classic Books have you read? Download the checklist and play along - and read - at home. ...

  • Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Sep 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Our beloved Harry Potter under fire? The formidable Maya Angelou taking heat over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? The whimsical poetry of Shel Silverstein pinned as “suggestive”? Yes – all of these have at one time landed themselves on the Banned Books list. This week, we highlight these and other endangered titles as [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    Sep 12, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    In a dining hall rut? Is getting take out every night too expensive? We rounded up some quick and tasty recipes for college students that you can easily cook up in your dorm-friendly microwave, slow cooker, toaster oven, or panini press. From lasagna and chocolate cake to kale crisps and frittatas, these dishes are a [&hellip...

  • Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Sep 2, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Making friends in college might be the most daunting thing for freshmen. You’re in a new place with lots of question marks in front of you. What if I don’t get along with my roommate? Did I choose the right classes? Will I be able to maintain good grades and my HALO ranking...

  • Fatherly Love: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Dad

    May 29, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Fatherly Love: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Dad

    Dear old dad. Whether you call him father, pops, daddy, or only when you need money, we’ve got a book for him. Here, you’ll find our Staff Picks by, for, and about dads and other interesting men...

  • Textbook.com’s Goodbye Semester, Hello Summer Music Playlist | May 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Textbook.com’s Goodbye Semester, Hello Summer Music Playlist | May 2014

    Next time mom says, “What’s that racket?” you can say, “I read this article about this book ‘Musicophilia’ by neurologist Oliver Sacks, and he says music improves ‘mood, behavior, even cognitive function.’” Then maybe grab some headphones so mom can read in peace...

  • Hear Hear: Summerific Music Playlist June 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Hear Hear: Summerific Music Playlist June 2014

    From the 4th of July barbecue to your next road trip, you’ll need some rockin’ summer-perfect tunes. We’ve stacked our “Summerific” music playlist with ear-candy favorites and up-n-comers like Bruno Mars, Future Islands, Raphael Saadiq, Wilco, and more...

  • Summer Reading Round-Up: Laugh. Cry. Learn.

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Summer Reading Round-Up: Laugh. Cry. Learn.

    Repeat after us: the three Rs of summer are rest, relaxation, and reading. With textbooks on the back burner (for now), we’ve rounded up our summer reading list of some of the hottest titles for lounging – and laughing and learning and weeping – poolside...

  • Mother Lode: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Mother’s Day

    May 6, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Mother Lode: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Mother’s Day

    She’s been your clothes (and heart) mender, encouraging listener, and best-cookies-ever baker. She’s pretty much your everything. To celebrate Mother’s Day (and perhaps to remind you it’s this Sunday), we’ve gathered some of our favorite books for mother’s day — for and about moms, strong women, and the people who love them. Awww...