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Is Shirley Jackson One Of The Greatest American Writers?

Salon | Andrew O'Hehir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Shirley Jackson Awards for excellence in "literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic" were awarded over the weekend, and...

Return To Slow Reading: Does the Internet Make Us Stupid?

The Guardian | Patrick Kingsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you're reading this article in print, chances are you'll only get through half of what I've written. And if you're reading this online, you might n...

Balanced Life -- Need a Happiness Boost? Read a Good Book

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I love many different kinds of books, and I read many different kinds of books. But when I read a book that I love, I always get a chill and think, "Yes, THIS is what reading is about!

Lindsay Lohan Turns To Self-Help Book For Guidance

People | David Caplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lindsay Lohan needs all the advice she can get. As the star gets ready to serve time behind bars -- she has until July 20 to surrender to authorities...

A Book Club of Billions: 52 Ways to Die in a Cave and Other Lessons in Social Media Marketing

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

Several months ago, one of the web measurement companies released a report that showed that Facebook had surpassed Google as the number one driver of traffic to major news and entertainment portals like Yahoo and MSN (13% vs. 7%).

Author Posts Vampire Novel Online, Gets Awesome Book Deal

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for aut...

Betty White + Facebook = Book Sales?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Could I "bet" a bunch of people on Facebook and make a book a bestseller? Well, sure I could try. Why the hell not?

Raccoon Found Browsing Brooklyn Library

WNYC | Matthew Schuerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Maybe those dark circles around a raccoon's eyes come from reading too much -- and in the dark. A specimen of the mammal -- better known for rummagin...

Adventures in Pornland: Not So Adventurous

Emily Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Emily Southwood

Months later your betrothed is swinging through the door with film equipment and showering off other people's bodily fluids before tucking into his steak.

Microsoft Page-Turning Patent Could Spell Trouble For Apple’s iBooks

Tech Crunch | Leena Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple, Amazon, and others have worked hard to simulate the experience of reading a book on a tablet computer, device or smartphone. Specifically, Appl...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Missed out on book reviews this weekend? We'll fill you in! "Savages," Don Winslow The New York Times It's clear that "Savages" has no dearth ...

Reading In Public: What Are People Reading? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sometimes the best ideas for the next book on your reading list can come from the person sitting next to you on the bus. The books that people choose ...

Why Are Book Covers Different In Different Countries?

The Guardian | Tom Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Albums are sold across the world inside a universal sleeve, blockbuster films branded in a singular style. But novels, by a convention that nobody in ...

Anne Frank In Comics

CNN | Paul Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A graphic "comic-book" version of a biography documenting the tragic life of Jewish diarist Anne Frank during the Second World War was launched Friday...

Hot And Dead: Vampires Before 'Twilight'

Los Angeles Times | Michael Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vampire stories didn't begin with Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, Anne Rice's bayou bloodsuckers or even Bram Stoker's "Dracula" in 1897. What on...

An Apocalyptic Summer Reading List

The Millions | Emily St. John Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've long had an unhealthy interest in apocalypse. I seem not to be alone in this morbid fascination; every year new wastelands arise on screen and in...

Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer Top List of 20 Bestselling Books Of The Year's Second Quarter

USA Today | Carol Memmott and Craig Wiilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

America's love affair with Lisbeth Salander, the cyberpunk/computer hacker created by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, is still hot. The novels in Larsso...

Are Indian Books Romanticizing Maoist Rebels?

The Washington Post | Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Rina Chandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They have been called India's biggest enemy, but Maoist rebels are also the unlikely subjects of a recent rash of movies and books that some say are r...

Investment Tips For the Aspiring Writer

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

You would be surprised, in other words, by how many people who want to publish a book haven't actually read one. In a very, very long time.

Ann Waldron Dead: Ann Waldron, Biographer Of Southern Writers, Dies At 85

The New York Times | Dennis Hevesi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ann Waldron, who wrote biographies of Southern writers and books for children and young adults, but then -- at 78 -- decided that she'd rather concoct...

Indigo To Develop In-Store Photo Departments

The Financial Post | Hollie Shaw | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

Indigo Books & Music Inc. is branching into photography and will sell its own branded gift items to third-party retailers to offset a global slide in ...

Study: Many English Speakers Cannot Understand Basic Grammar

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Research into grammar by academics at Northumbria University suggests that a significant proportion of native English speakers are unable to understan...

Small Bookstore Survives Economy

Naperville Sun | David Sharos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some might call it "the little engine that could." Others might just see it as an iconic symbol of Naperville. Or maybe it proves that the mom and pop...

Library Of Congress Gets $5 Million From Billionaire David Rubenstein

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — When David Rubenstein was a boy growing up in a blue-collar Baltimore neighborhood, he was keenly drawn to its downtown library. No...

True Confessions of a Bookwhore

Marcia Mayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia Mayne

What was I doing ogling the iPad? I'm a booklover who loathes the idea of eBooks!