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Holiday Books

What to Read Next: Holiday Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Looking for some good reads that go with hot chocolate and lazy vacation days? Check out these picture books for Christmas and Hanukkah, along with stirring novels and nonfiction for tweens and teens.

Here Are The Best New Books To Read During The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

Between your meticulous sister's need to host the perfect holiday meal and your picky brother's refusal to accept any gift without a hint of cynical c...

The Most Festive (And Not-So-Festive) Christmas Scenes From Classic Books

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

Every family that celebrates Christmas has its own traditions -- fictional families included. Some celebrations, characterized by roaring fires and cr...

Barack Obama and the Chocolate Factory: A Long Good-bye to a Messy 2014

Derek Shearer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Derek Shearer

It's been a messy world in 2014. Human beings do terrible things to one another, yet are capable of acts of kindness, sacrifice and love. One wishes for clearer sailing in the coming year, especially for the use of smarter power (hard and soft more in sync) by President Obama.

12 Books That Will Definitely Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Your local radio station may be playing "Winter Wonderland" on repeat, and your distant relatives may have already sent out their yearly, rather effus...

How to Love Wine: Eric Asimov Says "Pull Corks"

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.14.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

Eric Asimov, New York Times wine critic, is still learning about wine. He also admits to being wrong sometimes on blind tastings. Part memoir and part manifesto, Asimov writes about his journey along the wine road in his new book, How to Love Wine.

9 Holiday Reads You Haven't Seen Before

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

This holiday season, dinosaurs, a groovy black cat, bears, and the U.S. military are joining our favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

The 12 Books Of Christmas

Mary Kay Andrews | Posted 02.23.2012 | Books
Mary Kay Andrews

For a writer, capturing that elusive Christmas morning magic can be deeply problematic. When I set out to write a Christmas novella a few years ago, I read a batch of holiday novels, seeking inspiration.

Create Holiday Traditions for Your Children With Books

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Pamela Sage Dodson

The holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, is not just a time for shopping and gifts. It's a time for special activities, friends, relatives, and stories.

9 Books To Get Your Sister

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.22.2011 | Books

Enough with the scented candles and bath soaps! This year, give your sister a present with a little more personality. We've already established that b...

Annemarie Dooling

What Would You Gift Your Favorite Literary Character? | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

As the holiday season rolls in, we're inundated with gift guides for book lovers, would-be book readers and literary fanatics, but what of the charact...

How to Pick Just the Right Book Gift

Roxanne Coady | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

Picking the right book is an art. It's about people, moods, tastes, interests. So here are my top tips to help you select just the right book for anyone on your list.

11 Non-Book Gifts For Your Favorite Book Nerd

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

It's risky buying books for bookish friends. There's always the chance they've already read this year's bestsellers. To play it safe, buy your literar...

10 Books To Get Your Dad

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

You've got your mom's reading material covered, but you're still lost on smart gifts for your dad. Steve Jobs's biography may be tempting, but we say ...

Native American Author: Books I'm Not Thankful For

David Treuer | Posted 01.21.2012 | Books
David Treuer

One of the great things about being Native American is that people always ask, "what do you Indians do on Thanksgiving?" That's a complicated question to answer when you consider that Squanto's first words to the English pilgrims were "Hello, Englishmen."

Christmas Tales:

Flavorwire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We're all familiar with classic Christmas tales of outcast mutant reindeer, hallucinating old men, and thieving green goblin cartoons, but there are p...

Holiday Reading

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Christmas brings with it time off for vacation and with that plenty of time for reading. Even with all the "best of" lists circulating this time of ye...

Books For Christmas: Alternative Titles For The Holiday | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Forget the celebrity memoirs, selling in their dispiriting droves to the imaginatively challenged in search of a Christmas present-by-numbers. Elsewhe...

Great Art Books to Give This Holiday Season

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

To make your life a little bit easier during the Christmas frenzy, here is a wonderful array of art books to give as holiday gifts. Trust me, your friends and family will be amused and entertained.

Holiday Travel Anxiety?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Travel anxiety: it ranges from being uptight about missing the plane, to being terrified of flying, from being annoyed by security checks to abhorring...

Holidays '09: Ten Books I'll Bet No One Else Will Suggest

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The whole and entire point of is to identify books you won't hear about in every Conde Nast magazine and online gift guide.