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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...

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 ...

15 Books That Will Help Get You Out Of Your Reading Slump

Posted 12.23.2013 | Books

For lit lovers, the dark times endured between great books can be a drag. What are you supposed to do with your free time, or while waiting for a frie...

Awesome Books That Tweak Classic Literature

| Posted 11.05.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus Writers are always borrowing from one another, across centuries and continents. It’s the writers who aren’t just bo...

9 Beloved Books That Almost Never Saw The Light Of Day

Posted 10.24.2013 | Books

In John Updike's "Rabbit, Run," protagonist Harry Angstrom contemplates his escape from the confines of his mid-century, middle-class American life. H...

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.

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...

Emma Straub Recasts 7 Classic Films

Emma Straub | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Emma Straub

Choosing the perfect actor for each role is an underappreciated feat, and I think that job is probably one of the trickiest in Hollywood. While I would never claim to be an expert, from time to time, I do like to entertain myself by recasting certain roles, if only in my head.

Breathtaking Adaptations: 13 Classic Books Transformed Into Graphic Novels (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First there was the book. Then there came the film. Or sometimes, there is the comic book, and then there is the film. Case in point: "Scott Pilgrim V...