Christy Wiseman

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How to Eat a Cupcake

• <b>Author:</b> Meg Donohue<p>“An irresistible blend of sweet and tart, this book is truly a treat to be savored.”<br>—Beth Kendrick, author of The Bake Off and Second Time Around<p>“A sparkling, witty story about an unlikely, yet redemptive, friendship….Grab one of these for your best friend and read it …

On the 98th Anniversary of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

August 1 marks the anniversary of the original publication of what is likely Robert Frost’s most famous poem, “The Road Not Taken.” Here it is, as …

50 Books to Read Before You're 11 3/4: Book Riot's Twenty-Five

I’m just back from six weeks in the UK, where the amazing National Trust has an advertising campaign on the go called 50 Things to Do Before You’re …

9 Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry

<i>By Max Minckler for Riffle:</i><p>Think poetry has nothing to do with you? Actually you recite poems all the time through the vocab, expressions, and common idioms you use every day. Chaucer was the original "Twitter" user, Shakespeare the first person with "swagger," and Homer's characters "bit the dust" …

15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever

Can you guess which book was banned for depicting women in strong leadership roles? Hint: it's a children's book.

Where 11 Beloved Novels Got Their Names

Some classic titles explain themselves, as they reference characters ("The Great Gatsby") or lines from notable passages ("The Catcher in the Rye"). Others are riffs on even older classics ("1Q84"), and still others remain a pleasant mystery ("2666").<p>Unsurprisingly, the titles of many books come …

The Art of William Faulkner: Drawings from 1916-1925

Before William Faulkner more or less defined the genre of Southern literature with his folksy short stories, tragicomic epic novels, and studies in …

10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season and dorm food)? It's no secret that high school doesn't always adequately prepare students for college, emotionally or academically. Our solution, …

F. Scott Fitzgerald's reading list » MobyLives

<i>Fresh Air</i> recently profiled the years that <b>F. Scott Fitzgerald</b> and <b>Zelda Fitzgerald</b> spent in the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Fitzgerald …

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William Faulkner’s Jazz Age Illustrations

Before his days as a Nobel Prize winner, William Faulkner needed gigs to pay the bills just like everybody else. According to Open Culture, one of …

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'How Dare It Make Me Feel So Much': The Spell of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author Ron Carlson was an unassuming, baseball-playing college student until a Fitzgerald story turned him into an impassioned English-major library vandal.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Ron Carlson:</b> When I was an undergraduate …

F. Scott Fitzgerald Tells His 11-Year-Old Daughter What to Worry About (and Not Worry About) in Life, 1933

Born 117 years ago today in St. Paul, Minnesota, F. Scott Fitzgerald, that somewhat louche denizen—some might say inventor—of the “Jazz Age,” has …

“Mark Twain” was a brand

Newly uncovered information about the name’s origins reveals how shrewd a businessman the author really was<p>Daniel Hernandez<p>September 28, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>IN THE 150 YEARS Samuel Clemens has been better known as Mark Twain, journalists, …

Mark Twain hated God

<b>(AP)</b><p>Exclusive: Great American humorist also had ideas for how to improve tech support, in this excerpt from his memoir<p>Mark Twain<p>September 29, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Extracted from “Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2″<p><i>Tuesday, June 19, 1906</i><p><b>About the character of God, as represented in the New and the Old</b> …

Poe’s Debut, Hidden in Plain Sight?

Sometimes, as Edgar Allan Poe mused in “The Purloined Letter,” a secret hides in plain sight. After Poe’s first poetry collection, “Tamerlane and Other Poems,” débuted in 1827—anonymously, and quite sensibly so, as the eighteen-year-old author was on the run from creditors—two of his poems (“The …

Harper Lee is back in court – this time suing her own hometown

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee alleges that her hometown is exploiting her trademark and personality rights.<p>Mere weeks after Harper Lee …

The Great American Novel: Worth Obsessing About

In <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> this Sunday, Jennifer Szalai and Mohsin Hamid tackled the following question: 'Where is the Great American Novel by …

Literature

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you're from.<p>We found the most famous book set in each state. How many have you read? Check out the annotated map below.

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Crash Course on Literature: Watch John Green’s Fun Introductions to Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye & Other Classics

As a preteen, I steered clear of "young adult" fiction, a form I resentfully suspected would try too hard to teach me lessons. Then again, if I'd had …