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People Don't Read Anymore, So Here's A Bunch Of Classic Books As Raps

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.14.2016 | Arts

Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs― the former a prolific poet and playwright, the latter of “Hamilton” and Clipping fame ― have teamed up once aga...

12 Emojis For Book Nerds We Desperately Wish Were Real

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts

This post is dedicated to the bookworms of the world, those of us who spend too much time daydreaming about Hogwarts, life beyond the looking glass, a...

Gone With The Wind At 80: Six Lessons For 2016 Writers

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Margaret Mitchell's path to success offers important lessons that hold true after eight decades of drastic changes in tastes, culture, mores, business and technology. Besides the obvious -- be a spellbinding storyteller -- here are six takeaways that may help other writers.

A Wonderful and Meticulous Tapestry of War, Passion, and Revenge

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Johanna Castillo | Off the Shelf I was almost ten when my father brought a leather-bound copy of The House of the Spirits to our home in Ecuador. ...

Your Favorite Classic Books, Redesigned For Contemporary Readers

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.02.2016 | Arts

If The Picture of Dorian Gray was assigned to you in high school or college, you know the cover belies the weirdness within the story. In most version...

Why I Quit My Book Group

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.05.2017 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Okay, the snacks were great, and so was the wine. But the books were awful. I wanted to have fun, but everyone kept voting for books that were depressing. They called them "classics."

Classic Book Recommendations For Every Person In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts

A good book always makes a good present: This we hold to be true. The wealth of literary options can be both liberating and daunting. Looking for a qu...

These Living Book Covers Are As Magical As Anything In Harry Potter

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

For book and art lovers, one of the most magical details J.K. Rowling included in the Harry Potter universe must have been the living pictures and pho...

The Good Old Days in English Class?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Lev Raphael

I respect the fact that my course isn't the center of my students' lives; I understand this isn't the 70s or any other decade. It's now, and college has changed drastically.

Top 5 Novels on Power and Ambition

Warren Adler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

Many of my readers have asked which books I would recommend that offer fundamental insights into the drive for personal power, and the way it affects individuals. Numerous authors have tackled this subject in memoirs, novels and plays.

12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.23.2015 | Books

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work's artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers' val...

6 Children's Books That Are Just As Amazing Now As When You Were A Kid

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books

A book that you love as a child will likely loom particularly large in your imagination throughout your life. You read it at a time when everything wa...

5 New Books To Read Based On Your Favorite Classics

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books

Listen, we're all for reading classics here at HuffPost Books. Those books are classics for a reason! But we also believe in supporting writers who ar...

Hemingway Stories Brought To Life In Hilarious 15-Second Videos

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books

What better way to make use of Instagram's video platform -- designed with the attention-deficient in mind -- than to very quickly summarize Ernest He...

10 Life-Changing Books We Read Growing Up

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (th...

The Most Memorable Meals From Classic Books Brought To Life

Posted 10.21.2014 | OWN

By Hilal Isler Dinah Fried reads some 25 books in a year and listens to a dozen more -- but no matter how riveting the plot, she's always most abso...

What Literature Can Teach You About Home

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Off The Shelf

Janie's speech is a lot different than my dad's -- it's certainly a lot wordier -- but, like his, it's also a type of common poetry, with a rhythm and cadence that arises from a particular context.

9 New Books Destined To Become Classics

| Posted 07.02.2014 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus. How soon is too soon to call a recently published book a modern classic? Just because critics praise a new book and re...

QUIZ: How Many Classic Books Have You ACTUALLY Read?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books

...Or did you just skim your way through English lit?

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

17 Children's Books We Still Adore As Grownups

Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty

Whether it was your beloved bedtime storybook your parents read to you as a child or the inspiring novel you read in your high school literature class...

So, You Want to Write a Book?*

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Carlota Zimmerman

I urge you to write the book(s) inside of you, because if nothing else, that process, and the confidence, hope and pride it brings is bound to change at least one person's life...yours.

6 Fascinating Inscriptions That Offer A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Classic Authors

Posted 03.25.2014 | Books

A glimpse into the lives of classic authors, however brief, can be thrilling. We're wowed by photos of their writing desks, we analyze their sleeping ...

Re-Appreciate Classic Literature: Learn Another Language

Benny Lewis | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Benny Lewis

Have you ever read Dante's Inferno? Don Quixote? How about Around the World in 80 Days, or Crime and Punishment? If you've read them, you know just how memorable and touching the experience of reading a literary masterpiece can be. But have you ever read them... in the original?

These Books Will Change Your Life, According To HuffPost Editors (WATCH)

Posted 02.06.2014 | Books

Your favorite book says a lot about who you are. As any devoted reader knows, a book can help you get through hard times and even change the way you l...