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John Goodman: “Read Everything.”

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Monday morning, actor John Goodman was awarded an honorary doctorate from Missouri State University.  He took the time to reflect and offer appreciation for his time in Springfield at the school, as well as offer this bit of advice for its future graduates:

 “Read, read, read, read, read. Read everything. You can’t work unless you know the world, and outside of living in the world the best way to learn about the world is to read about it.”

For the full story on KSMU, click here.

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16 Famous People Reading Famous Books


Looking for someone to do your weekend reading for you?  Why not call on Tina Fey, Samuel L. Jackson or Johnny Depp?  Buzzfeed has put together a list of 16 Audiobooks Read By A-List Celebrities for you to enjoy, so go ahead: put your feet up, your headphones on and spend some quality time with Anne Hathaway and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

What’s your ideal actor-literature combo?  Alan Rickman reading Harry Potter?  Jennifer Lawrence reading Jane Eyre?  Let us know in the comments, or tweet us @sumbolacosi.

22 Pieces of Essential Reading Chosen by F Scott Fitzgerald


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F Scott Fitzgerald had recorded this list in 1936 for his friend and nurse, Dorothy Richardson, at the Grove Park Inn found in Asheville, North Carolina. The full selection he listed appeared to be available in the Modern Library and include notable reads such as The Maltese Falcon, by Dashielle Hammett, The Plays of Oscar Wilde, and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. You can see the full list here as written by Open Culture.

Do you agree with his list?  If you were to write your own list of required reading, what would you include?