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9 Most Sympathetic Villains In Books

Posted 09.11.2013 | Books

Most villains are the type readers love to hate, but a rare few inspire actual compassion. Some have been treated like garbage their whole lives, othe...

Ultimate List Of Literary One Hit Wonders

Posted 08.29.2013 | Books

Every single writer can't be Charles Dickens, James Joyce or Jane Austen. Most authors only end up with one hit book, and the rest are duds, or ju...

40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman The manual for making your first four decades the most joyful, wise and stress-free of your life. Mom & Me & Mom By Maya Ange...

Accidental Food Writing: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Food Riot | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Come for the story, stay for the food.

10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep

| Posted 06.03.2013 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus: Starting in early June, Kirkus is going to publish our best bets for the new fiction and nonfiction that will deli...

24 Classic Books' Original Titles

Posted 05.22.2013 | Books

Yesterday, we came across this awesome piece that Book Riot did of 5 classic books with awful original titles (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT FAULKNER'S THE SOU...

What Classics Will Our Century Produce?

Warren Adler | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Warren Adler

Will 21st century authors produce any classics? As the number of books of fiction produced each year approaches staggering numbers, classics bookshelves must find themselves frustrated in their search for the needle in the proverbial haystack.

Read the Classics in 2013!

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
C. Christopher Smith

I'm issuing a challenge to readers for the new year: for every new book that you read this year, read (or-re-read) a classic book. I am going to attempt to undertake this challenge myself.

Celebrating Joan Aiken's The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Slideshow)

Monica Edinger | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

A grand adventure with wonderfully spunky characters set in an alternate Victorian world, I reread The Wolves of Willoughby Chase recently and can say that it is as marvelous as ever.

The Word Collector: Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Dana Sachs | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Dana Sachs

People often speak of Cather's story about Jim Burden and his friendship with his childhood playmate Antonia as one of our great American novels

7 Things To Say About Books You've Never Read

Posted 09.25.2012 | Books

No matter how avid of a reader you are, it'd be impossible to read everything. As NPR culture blogger Linda Holmes says, "The vast majority of the wor...

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

The Title Dilemma

Warren Adler | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

A great title is an art form unto itself. Indeed, a great title does not necessarily signify a great book and vice versa.

9 Books That Make You Undateable

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

There's a lot of red tape to cut through before completely committing to a relationship: There's the ex talk, the meeting of the parents, and if you'r...

6-Year-Old Interprets Classic Novel Covers

Babble.com | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

What happens when this recent kindergarten graduate judges a book by its cover? Here are the results.

Is This Book A Classic?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Annemarie Dooling

Last week we unveiled to the world our next book choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. Our readers rallied and voted on four choices we eagerly pi...

And Our Next Book Club Pick Is...

Zoë Triska | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

Our next HuffPost Book Club pick is The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. This was my pick, and I am just thrilled that you voted it into the majority!

HuffPost Book Club: Read The Next Book

Posted 07.12.2012 | Books

As we near the end of The Night Circus, we're looking forward to our next HuffPost Book Club reading selection. We've done a handful of new books, bot...

9 Classic Books That Should Be Made Into Porn

Posted 06.15.2012 | Books

After we saw that "Jane Eyre" is getting revamped with lots and lots of steamy sex scenes (for the novel "Jane Eyre Laid Bare"), that got us thinking:...

9 Classic Books In Which A Puppet Would Have Improved The Plot

Jon Methven | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Jon Methven

Could this be the birth of a new literary genre? And if so, what would it be called: Pup-lit, Puppantic, Puppiction? There are puppets on Sesame Street and puppets in the theater, but rarely do they find their way into novels.

10 Books Every American NEEDS To Read

Posted 06.08.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Stuff Every American Should Know[Quirk Books, $9.95] by Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan. Most of us read fo...

Classic Literature Isn't Dead: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Now, you might ask: What does the number of times the word "because" appears in a given work tell us about whether or not an author was influenced by classic literature? Nothing. The conclusions presented in the paper would be laughable -- if they weren't being taken seriously.

Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are)

Jay Bushara | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Jay Bushara

It's what we sort of know that's really scary: the gaping, haunting silence before somebody shouts boo, but also the silence that comes when we are about to shout boo at someone else.

A Return to Childhood: A Review of How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger

Nicki Richesin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Nicki Richesin

How The Heather Looks by Joan Bodger delivers us from our daily routine to the magical world of English children's literature.

Undead Letter Office

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.20.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

The Count returned last night in a foul mood, his attempt to acquire stamps foiled because the village post office closed before dark. "Fools!" he raged. "Eliminating evening hours -- I shall make them pay!"