Life for Scott Stossel has been a gauntlet of morbid what-ifs: what if I pass out, lose control of my bowels, bolt from the podium in the midst of a speech? To keep such mayhem at bay, he’s medicated himself with bourbon, scotch, gin, and vodka. Show More Summary
Lena Dunham is the new voice of the Archie comics generation. The Girls creator will write four issues of the famous comic, coming out in 2015. She’s not the only woman joining the comics industry. DC Comics is adding a Native American teenage girl, inspired by the real Canadian Aboriginal teen activist Shannen Koostachin, to the […]
My first AWP conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) is over, and never have I been in a nicer group of people. Writers, writing teachers and people who work for small presses are a supportive bunch, wearers of cozy scarves, attractive little glasses and a refreshing amount of non-fashion denim. Show More Summary
Trench foot, whizz-bangs, and a plate of monkey meat? No wonder soldiers in the First World War hoped for a cushy wound to get them sent home. As part of the centenary celebrations, the Oxford English Dictionary is updating its coverage...Show More Summary
The 2014 PEN-Faulkner Awards announced its five finalists Wednesday. Dubbing the winner "a first among equals," prize money is awarded to all five: the winner will get $15,000 and each runner-up $5,000.
The Italian culture minister says he will free up nearly $3 million for Pompeii, where structures were damaged after heavy rains.
Simon & Schuster are bringing Judy Blume to a whole new generation by repackaging some of the beloved author’s best-known
In 1939, a translator of children's literature named Hanako Muraoka was given a book as a keepsake by a missionary friend from New Brunswick named Loretta Shaw. Miss Shaw left Japan just as hostilities erupted, and Hanako spent the duration of the Second World War reading the book and translating it into Japanese. Show More Summary
Killing off your characters is never an easy feat. At The New York Times, thriller writer Alex Berenson discusses his reservations on killing the hero of his spy series. “John Wells has markedly enriched my life — an impressive feat for a man who doesn’t exist.” The eighth installment, The Counterfeit Agent, just came out.
Sean Singer reviews Amaud Jamaul Johnson's Darktown Follies today in Rumpus Poetry.
The Atom Bomb Killingray 1980 Submitter: I think this is an awful library book due to the cover, and was during the time of the cold war which I think is reflected in the cover and in the book. But I have to say that this book, The Atom Bomb, by David Killingray the title […]
The more you read books, the more words you are exposed to, which is actually great for your everyday life. In any kind of profession, being well-spoken is a must. Since you can easily express yourself with the right words, you can confidently talk to anyone. Books can help you in your career since you […]
Do you read books or do you like reading updates of your FaceBook friends? If you are one of those people millions of people who do not make reading a book as a habit, then you are missing a lot of things. Whether you are reading an eBook or the physical version, there are several […]
The idea of having to diagram a sentence still gives us nightmares, but Pop Chart Lab has diagrammed opening lines of famous novels, including those as simple as Slaughterhouse-Five and as complex as Don Quixote.
Following on the recent commemoration of Presidents' Day, one presidential legacy worth recalling is not related to policy acumen or military success but to something more intimate and fundamental: a sitting president who surpassed his disability. Show More Summary
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan Published by: Steerforth Press Published on: February 25, 2014 Page Count: 160 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook provided to me by the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox’s Solid Gold Reviewer program. Show More Summary
Quick Reads is a UK-based nonprofit that has a simple - and wonderful - goal. To get people reading. Or as they say, To start a new chapter. Because reading is about more than just opening up a book and going through the words found there. Show More Summary
March is National Reading Month and today is World Read Aloud Day, so we are kicking it off with a guest post from children's book author Kate DiCamillo that brought a lump to my throat (yes, I'm a total sap...
The work of the economist and sociologist Lucius Burckhardt and the British architect Cedric Price will be the subject of the pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition.
High genre is fiction that allows you to investigate an individual text, because it is full of its own traits and merits, whether in its characterizations, its plot, or its prose. Regular genre, I suppose, is something you can only talk about as a family -- tracing the themes shared collectively among its members. Show More Summary