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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 ...

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...

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Their Favorite Classic Children's Books

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters...

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...

Did Someone Say 'Classic'? Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Could Not Be Published Today

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Peter Mandel

You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.

A New and Old Take on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Alicewinks

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

Fans and newcomers to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have something really special in store this season. This is Alicewinks, a remar...

I Fell In Love With This 'Old' Book (And You Might Too)

Alexis LaMarsh | Posted 02.10.2014 | Teen
Alexis LaMarsh

What is it about The Great Gatsby that makes it so charming? How has a book written in the early 1920s withstood the trials of time nearly 90 years in the making?

23 Amazing Classic Books That Are So Short You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

As Books Editors, we set aside more designated reading time than most people do. Still, even we are daunted by copies of The Goldfinch looming on ou...

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...

The Power of a First Sentence

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I'm often struck by the opening sentence of a novel or short story. It can draw me in and set expectations for what's to come. This isn't always true, of course, but a story's first line is the author's opening salvo.

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 08.05.2013 | 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...