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Find Your Next Book Club Pick: 6 New Books worth Talking About
The best book club books invite discussion, reflection, and arguments—er, I mean, spirited debate. Whether you enjoy family dramas and beach reads, or...
with a laugh track
5 Classic Books Hollywood Should Adapt Into Corny Sitcoms
Not every TV show was dreamed up by some people on their laptops in Hollywood. Many of today’s most popular shows have literary origins. Game of Thrones...
page to screen
24 Books to Soothe Your Post Awards-Season Letdown
And the award goes to…books! At least, it does in our world. But if you’re a film fan and looking to broaden your literary horizons, here are two dozen...
Let’s Rename Major League Baseball Teams After Cities’ Notable Authors
Naming a sports team after literature—that’s pretty awesome. (The Baltimore Ravens of the NFL are technically; they’re named after an intimidating...
The Barnes & Noble Podcast, and 9 More of the Best Podcasts for Bookish Types
True book lovers know it’s not enough to simply read before bed or at the beach, you’re always hungry for more. Reading everything from bestsellers to...
love sweet love
7 Lines from Classic Literature for Incurable Romantics
If you’re looking for the perfect sentiment about love for Valentine’s Day, and greeting cards and conversation hearts just aren’t...
6 Classic Books That Almost Had Completely Different Titles
Have you ever written a book? It’s very, very hard. Writers have to come up with thousands of perfect words and arrange them just so to create a...
page to page
5 Books You Didn’t Know Were Remakes
Many standup comedians have made the amusing joke/observation that us creative humans in the Western world don’t hesitate to remake movies or songs but...
How to Fit More Books on Your Crowded Shelves
For true book lovers, books are life—the source of all that is good in our existence. As a result, we have a tendency to acquire quite a lot of them, and...
behind the scenes
15 of the Most Infamous Deleted Chapters in History
Revision is a vital aspect of creation; all authors delete, re-write, and occasionally burn entire manuscripts with tears streaming down their faces. Most...
we're just better
10 Essential Life Skills Only Voracious Readers Have
Studies show that reading is beneficial in a host of ways, from helping to keep our minds sharp to reducing stress. Yet most people read at a pace true...
read it or i will weep
How to Sell Your Favorite Book to Someone Who Doesn’t Read
As Gary Coleman once taught us, it takes different strokes to move this world, and that means that people who love to read must work hand-in-hand with...