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13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

Top 10 books about wild women

I first came across 17th-century writer Margaret Cavendish in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: “What a vision of loneliness and riot the thought of Margaret Cavendish brings to mind! As if some giant cucumber had spread itself all over the roses and carnations in the garden and choked them to …

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The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

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All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

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7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

The Must-Read Books of the Fall, from Wayne Gretzky’s Memoir to Brit Bennett’s Debut

The titles that should be on your bookshelf this season.<p>Twenty-six-year-old <b>Brit Bennett</b> comes charging out of Oceanside, California, with her stunning debut, <i>The Mothers</i> (Riverhead), a refreshingly fast-paced story of young love, race, and religious hypocrisy. Set in the author’s hometown (she began …

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The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

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Top 7 Tools for Budget Travelers

The days of relying on travel agents and hunting down elusive deals are over. Check out these seven budget travel tools to city-hop and save, just …

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10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

Top 10 Reasons Why Travelling is Important In Life

Why Travelling is Important ? Even if you live in a city and have an amazing life out there with your family and kids, still, nothing can replace …

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This incredible drone video of Albania shows the spectacular landscape of the country as you’ve never seen it before; and will make you want to book those flights instantly.

... Filmmaker John Broadbean travelled to Albania in May for nine days to film some of the landscape for Untravelled Paths and was blown away by what …

European Travel

Europe's 20 best countries – according to you

Top 20 Literature Quotes about Coffee

<i>by Regina Kenney</i><p>List of the top 20 quotes from authors and poets about coffee.<p><b>“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”</b> <br>― Louisa May …

The Book That Changed Me – Must Read Literature From Your Favourite Musicians

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 28<p>Lee Newell, Brother: <i>Morrissey in Conversation</i>.<p><b>Lee Newell, Brother: Morrissey in …

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25 reasons why your next holiday should be a cruise

I have recently returned from a cruise where I was one of 62 passengers on board a small ship. Fellow cruisers included a pair of young honeymooners from San Francisco, an Israeli couple taking a break between university and their first jobs, two backpackers – both travelling independently around …

Whose life is it anyway? Novelists have their say on cultural appropriation

<b>Hari Kunzru</b><p>Clearly, if writers were barred from creating characters with attributes that we do not “own” (gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and so on), fiction would be impossible. Stories would be peopled by clones of the author. Since trespassing into otherness is a foundation of the …

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The Prettiest National Park in Each Canadian Province

Ah, the Great White North. The name conjures up images of stunning alpine peaks, dense forests, and icy waters. It's no secret that Canada is rich …