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To the Birthday Boys and Girls of April 22

James Heffernan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Weird News
James Heffernan

Here's a little toast to the birthday boys and girls of April 22

The Year of Reading Communally

Dave Astor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

My first "HuffPost Books" piece was posted a year ago this month, and I'd like to use that trivial anniversary to thank commenters for introducing me to many authors and novels I had never read before.

When Literary Characters Aren't Stereotypical

Dave Astor | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Who are your favorite non-stereotypical literary characters?

It Ain't Heavy, It's a Book Break!

Dave Astor | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

People who love novels almost never stop reading them. But some of us need to occasionally take a brief break from "heavier" novels, including cherished classics and the best of modern literature.

The Genius of Free Governments

Lewis Hyde | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Lewis Hyde

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case concerning what ought to be called "copyright rendition." The plaintiffs are challenging a 1994 law that, for the first time in U.S. history, removed hundreds of thousands of works from the public domain.

Coping With Book Guilt in London

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

I love books, but they foment torrents of guilt in me. I feel guilty about: the amount of money spent on them; the space they take up; the ones that rest unread while more come in as competition.