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A Ramble About Books About Walking

“[W]RITING IN A ROOM by myself is practically my whole life.” That’s Philip Roth speaking in a 1974 conversation with Joyce Carol Oates that first …

Literature

Michael Ondaatje: By the Book

<b>What books are on your nightstand?</b><p>I have been rereading some old wonders such as Georges Simenon’s “The Train,” J. L. Carr’s “A Month in the Country” and Janet Lewis’s “The Wife of Martin Guerre.” And discovering two forthcoming books: Dionne Brand’s “The Blue Clerk” — part poem, part memoir, part …

Book Club Rules Broken By the ‘Book Club’ Movie

In the new film “Book Club,” Electric Literature sees an opportunity to educate the public about how book clubs operate in real life: “A book club, a <i>good</i> book club, has <i>rules</i>.” Four of these rules are laid out, mainly in service of keeping the conversation focused on the book itself (“You lose a …

Nine of the Most Violent Works of Literary Fiction

Most works of literary fiction aren’t heavy on the violence. After all, where’s the time, with all that wordplay and character development filling up …

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

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100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

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10 Horror Books That Prove War is Hell

A Novel<p>Ahmed Saadawi<p>As its title suggests, Ahmed Saadawi’s novel is set in the city of Baghdad. The year is 2005: American troops occupy the city, suicide bombings punctuate the landscape, and the abuses of the Baathist regime still haunt the memories of many. Into this landscape steps an ominous …

25 Books You Probably Should Have Read Already

In life, there are things you <i>could</i> do, things you <i>should</i> do, and things you <i>must</i> do. These same categories apply to your choice of what to read next. …

Beautiful New Illustrations for Madeline L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A handsome new edition (and art) for your pre-movie re-read.<p>We’ve made no secret of our keen anticipation for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film adaptation …

10 Unlikable Literary Heroines That We Love to Hate

Euripides<p><b>Medea</b> That divine former princess of Greek mythology can be extra-enchanting, but in Euripides’ titular play, she also has a nasty habit of extinguishing anyone inconvenient, including her own kids. No other cuckolded woman in history holds a candle to the Big M.<p>William Shakespeare<p><b>Lady</b> …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

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30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

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25 Totally Mind-Blowing Books Skyrocketing In Popularity

Books have a strange sort of power to completely transform parts of you, even if that transformation is only temporary. You're able to live different …

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13 Hilarious Parodies Of Your Favorite Books

"War and Peace" = "Pretend You Have Read This Book To Impress Your Friends."

Five great reads to help teens become critical thinkers

Young adults who are, perhaps, still figuring out their needs don’t need to be overburdened with books they won’t like. The last thing we want is for …

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Freud in the scanner

A revival of interest in the power of introspection and thought has brought Freud’s ideas back into the scientific fold<i>By M M Owen</i>Read at Aeon

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

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13 Seriously Fascinating Wikipedia Pages You Probably Shouldn't Read After Midnight

You're welcome. I think.<p><i>Warning: Some of the articles on this list may contain disturbing content. Please continue at your own discretion.</i>

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

The Great Gatsby

• <b>Author:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken …

The Count of Monte Cristo

A Study Guide<p>Alexandré Dumas’ literary classic, <i>The Count of Monte Cristo,</i> is an adventure novel that has been popular with readers since its …

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A Purr-fect Selection: 15 Best Books for Cat Lovers to Read Right Meow

edited by Diana Secker Tesdell<p>With stories from P.G. Wodehouse, Doris Lessing, Damon Runyon, Steven Millhauser, and more, this fascinating collection contains two centuries worth of literature devoted to the fascinating feline. These charming stories offer cat lovers a many-faceted tribute to the …

10 BAME authors who should be on every reading list

The Faculty of English at Cambridge University has responded to a student petition asking for the "decolonisation" of reading lists, and for academics to ensure that Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) authors are represented as part of the basic curriculum.<p>With that in mind, here are 10 writers who …

13 new Halloween reads to chill, amuse, inform and terrify

Halloween is almost here and the days are getting shorter — which means more time to read spooky tales under the cover of night.<p>Seeking the company of vampires, witches or mysterious tarot decks? How about modern hexes or the true story of Lincoln's ghost? Here are 13 new titles to read by …

19 Little Tricks Guaranteed To Get Your Kids To Read

Here's how to inspire a love for reading books in your children.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The 4 coming-of-age memoirs you need to read

“Catcher in the Rye.” “To Kill A Mockingbird.” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”<p>We can all probably name our favorite coming-of-age novels, which …