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Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.05.2016 | Women
Nancy Deville

I want to write stories about older women because, frankly, it's not that interesting to me to watch or read about women who are thirty years younger than me, and I can't be the only older woman who feels that way. I already did all those things the younger protagonists are doing. I want to read about what I'm doing now.

Summer Reading: The Women's Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Barbara Lee

Summer is in full swing, and that means some downtime to unwind (if we're lucky) and get wrapped up in a good book. Here are six women-focused reads on my list this year, some political, some personal and one perennial favorite to celebrate the season.

In Defense of 'Depressing' Books

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.21.2016 | Books
The University of Central Florida Forum

As a creative writing instructor who assigns a lot of reading, I have at least a few introductory students each semester who complain about the material. It's not that it's too difficult or too dense. It's that it's too depressing. Reading the hard stuff can make you ache, but it can also feed you.

Claire Fallon

See Summer Off With These Outstanding Beach Reads | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.28.2014 | Books

Beach season isn't over QUITE yet!

10 Summer Beach Reads You Don't Want To Miss

Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

Originally published on Amazon Ah, summer. What better time to lounge on a breezy beach with a breezy book? Amazon's recommendations cover the gamu...

Enthralling YA Books for Your Beach Bag

Jordan B. Nielsen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Jordan B. Nielsen

Searching for that transporting, all-consuming, smoldering, heart rendering book that will sweep you away while you're soaking in the sun?

Beach Reads: The Extent of the Word 'Literature'

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Ombretta Di Dio

Let's face the inevitable truth that vacuity is a part of life that sometimes appears to be necessary, but let's not get caught in the false belief that we can call everything we put our eyes on "literature."

9 Dark Reads For The Beach

Andrew Cotto | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
Andrew Cotto

Summer reading is usually associated with breezy books to be enjoyed poolside or at the beach. There's a popular correlation between lighter reading m...

Beach Books With Heart and Soul

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Jody Gastfriend

To really escape, I need something that requires concentrated attention, and for a book to keep me mesmerized, it either has to teach me something about myself, or it has to drop me into a lifescape that is at once noble and emotionally compelling.

Best Thriller Beach Reads

Rob Taub | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books
Rob Taub

Imagine an industry that sells over three billion products a year across the world. This is not an electronic gadget or a knife that can cut through a soda can, but rather a publishing genre known as the thriller. I am a thriller and crime fiction junkie.

10 Decidedly Highbrow But Still Beach-Appropriate Summer Reads | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

We get it. If you're a literary snob, choosing beach reading is hard. You want something that's going to keep you entertained and happy while you work...

2 Hot Authors Reveal Their Summer Beach Reads | Jennifer Weiner and Harlan Coben | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

Now that summer's in full swing, it's the perfect time to hit the beach and crack the binding on a brand new book. We asked "Live Wire" author Harlan ...

8 New Books To Bring To The Beach With You This Weekend

GoLocalProv | Robin Kall, GoLocalProv Books Columnist | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

The summer reading excitement continues with more of my favorite picks, all of which are available in paperback and are perfect for a delightful day a...

PHOTOS: 13 Worst Books For The Beach

Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

When Michele Bachmann recently said that her preferred beach reading is notorious libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises, many were puzzled by the cla...

Beach Reads And Other Vacation Books

Rosecrans Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rosecrans Baldwin

My first novel, "You Lost Me There," has been described as a beach read. Tough bracket, beach reads. There's not much room for mistakes when you're co...

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.