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Tom Wolfe: Worst Sex Of The Year?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Books

Eight nominees have been announced for the Bad Sex awards, a competition created by the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, of...

The Book We're Talking About: 'Sweet Tooth' By Ian McEwan

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

"Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese, $26.95 November 13, 2012 What is it about? McEwan's most autobiographical novel to date tells the sto...

Our Next Book Club Pick

Maddie Crum | Posted 01.16.2013 | Books
Maddie Crum

Join us as we explore the many worlds that Ayad Aktar has created in this beautiful book.

13 Hilarious Google-Generated Poems

Sampsa Nuotio | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Sampsa Nuotio

I can't recall what I was about to search - possibly "am I an alcoholic", as the meeting on the previous night had gone late - but as I returned to my laptop, Google autocomplete greeted me with these suggestions in Finnish.

10 Reasons Why You Are Not That Smart

David McRaney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Books
David McRaney

Thankfully, the wisdom of the last 30 or so years of research into the human mind is now bubbling to the surface, and it has revealed some wonderful information that can finally flesh out the instruction manual for being a person.

Vending Machine Offers Random Books

Posted 11.16.2012 | Books

The Monkey's Paw, an offbeat bookstore in Toronto, has invested in a novel concept (literally) -- a vending machine for books. The machine, which has ...

PHOTOS: The Creation Of A Beloved Cartoon

Robert McKimson Jr. | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Robert McKimson Jr.

Foghorn Leghorn was originally created by my father, Bob McKimson, to be a foil for the rarely used character Henery Hawk, a tiny chicken hawk who had been introduced by Chuck Jones in a 1942 release called "The Squawkin' Hawk."

Stop Calling Books for Kids 'Young Adult'

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Monica Edinger

In articles, favorites lists and blog posts, books being identified as young adult are in fact books for younger readers -- children that is.

PHOTOS: 7 Inspirational Journals

Jenny Doh | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Jenny Doh

With the encouragement of art friends, I tried my hand at art journaling by placing a mark on a blank page. Inspired by that first mark, I made another, and so on. I used not only pens and pencils but also markers, paints, and assorted collage materials.

Writer Wednesday: 6 Rhyming Styles That Will Amp Up Your Poetry

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Many poets begin their early years writing rhyming poetry, which is a great way to get a handle for the rhythmic nature...

8 Wonderful Book Epigraphs About Love

Rosemary Ahern | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
Rosemary Ahern

Writers are readers, remember, and the temptation to reach across centuries, cultures, and genres to highlight another author's individual and artfully expressed truth is--happily for us--often irresistible.

The Latest From Our Six NaNoWriMo Writers

Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event for which writers buckle down in an attempt to complete 50,000-word stories during the month of Nov...

8 Myths About Mao Zedong

Steven I. Levine | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Steven I. Levine

The American understanding of Mao Zedong has been in flux for the past seventy-five years. That is because what we know about the lives of historical figures is constrained by our sources of information and shaped by the times in which we live.

7 Inspirational Female Photographers You May Not Know

Whitney Otto | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Whitney Otto

The mention of their names is sometimes met with uncertainty, even though their photographs are not. I realized that many people know the pictures, but not the names, or, in some case, the reverse.

Why You Should Care About Veterans Day

Ellen Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Ellen Hopkins

And as we consider the patriotism of our warriors returning from Afghanistan, we must also remember the sacrifices of those left waiting at home.

WATCH: The Beatles Do Shakespeare

Posted 11.09.2012 | Books

The Beatles are certainly known for their ability to put on a show, but their performances were usually not of the bookish variety. The band made an ...

7 Friends Everyone Needs

Julie Klam | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Julie Klam

When you find yourself thinking, "if only I had a friend who was a hair colorist she could come over now and quickly do my roots before this important meeting with Obama," you realize the importance of having different kinds of friends who fill different types of needs.

Bibliotherapy: The 7 Best Break-Up Books

Maddie Crum | Posted 11.21.2013 | Books
Maddie Crum

Setting aside time to curl up in a chair or stretch out on your bed with a good, slow, smart novel is a comfier way to reflect than, say, Zumba class.

9 Books That Will Stress You Out

Posted 11.08.2012 | Books

If you're a Mittens fan or a type-A holiday shopper, you're probably feeling a little stressed right now. That's why HuffPost Books has supplied you w...

NaNoWriMo: Could You Write A Book In A Month?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books

If your favorite coffee shop seems more crowded than usual, don't just chalk it up to the annual surge of fall flavors. It's National Novel Writing Mo...

Franco: Is There Anything He Doesn't Do?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Books

James Franco's epithet is still in the making, but "jack of all trades" wouldn't be far off. Last week, the actor, artist, screenwriter, blogger, musi...

9 Most Beautiful Words

Phil Cousineau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Phil Cousineau

I have also come to love what the linguist Charles Mackay described as the "lost beauties," of our mother tongue, archaic words worthy of revival, such as oubliette, a forgotten place, hwyl, a sudden outburst of eloquence, or skirl, to shriek like a bagpipe.

PHOTO: World's Weirdest Penis?

David_Braun | Posted 01.05.2013 | Books
David_Braun

A new species of freshwater fish found in Mexico has several interesting - "and perhaps cringe-inducing" - characteristics, including four hooks on the male genitalia, North Carolina State University said this week.

Sandra Cisneros Discusses Fairy Tales, Where She Likes To Read

Posted 11.05.2012 | Books

The following is an interview with author Sandra Cisneros, conducted at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. She is best known for her first...

PHOTOS: Kurt Vonnegut's 'Homesick' Letter To His Wife

Posted 11.02.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters [Delacorte Press, $35.00]. It is a letter written from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife and chi...