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Middlemarch

An Appreciation of George Eliot

Dave Astor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

Back in college, I started Middlemarch but put down that sprawling book after just a couple dozen pages. I guess I was too young and inexperienced to really appreciate a fictional work of that magnitude.

The Word Collector: George Eliot's 'Middlemarch'

Dana Sachs | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Dana Sachs

Nearly 150 years after it was published, it's easy to pick up a novel like Middlemarch with a feeling of "Oh, dear, how am I going to get through this?"

VOTE: What Is The Best Novel Of All Time?

Posted 08.20.2012 | Books

The Best Novel of All Time? It's an impossible statement of course, but while we wait for the big titles of the fall to hit, and everyone is talking a...

How I Started Writing About Humor

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As I started writing about humor and women I was also learning to be more confident about being a funny woman.

15 Beach Reads Worth Your Time and Money

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
LearnVest

All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.

Feminine Tosh

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

At Printer's Row Book Festival in Chicago last weekend, a big topic of conversation was a remark by a prominent male writer that no woman writer was his equal. He used the term "feminine tosh."Tosh" swiftly became the buzz word of the weekend.

Huffpost Reporters' Picks: What They're Reading And Loving Now (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

It's a wild and varied staff at Huffington Post and the reporters are avid readers. They've got favorites they're in the middle of reading and we thou...