The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors by Maria Popova Why Tolstoy is 11.6% better than Shakespeare. “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries.
Reading Guide: Novels About World War One We will never fully understand life in the trenches. We'll never know the smell of the mustard gas, or the sounds of the shells whistling through the air, or the feeling of the heat from the gun barrels. But the talented writers who served in World War I—Ernest Hemingway, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves—permanently altered the literary landscape of the battlefield.
Top 25 Best Fantasy Books The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow... I can truthfully say that Jordan is the King of Fantasy, if not in complexity, then in page count. An A-Z of novel cures for ailing book lovers From treating urban fatigue (with help from China Miéville) to tempering road rage (thanks to the right audiobooks), Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have compiled an alphabet of literary remedies, taken from their new book, The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies. Let us know what yours would be. A is for Apathy Cure: The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain From the very first line, when itinerant jailbreaker Frank Chambers is thrown off the hay truck at noon, this story is up and running.
50 Actors And The Real Life Characters They Portrayed In Biopic Movies (50 Pictures) The following pictures show 50 actors and the characters they played in the corresponding biopics (films that dramatize the life of an actual person). Some actors are so scarily close to the original character that it is hard to discern between the two. This list covers a range of biopics from artists to politicians and musicians to sporting personalities. Abraham Lincoln Daniel – Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
10 Books That Have Never Left You – What Are Your 10? Recently a friend tagged me on Facebook and challenged me to, without thinking too hard, make a list of 10 books that have stayed with me in some way after reading them. This really gave me pause, as I feel like most books I read stick with me long after I’ve read them—but that’s the beauty of books. One of the best parts of this challenge, I’ve noticed, isn’t so much the championing of my favorite books, it’s seeing the lists that others are posting. Some are classics, some are books I’ve read, and some are books I’ve never even heard of. What I do know is that it’s giving me great ideas of what to add to my (already lengthy) list of “Books I Want to Read.” So before I list my books, I want to officially challenge you to post 10 books that have stayed with you in some way after reading them in the comments section of this post.
2015 Books We Can't Wait To Read There's much to look forward to next year in the world of fiction. Here, in order of release dates, are the books we can't wait to read in 2015: Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman Jan. 6 Megan Mayhew Bergman's first story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, was a stunning meditation on the ways we interact with nature, and animals in particular. In a particularly moving story, the protagonist likens mother whales pushing their newborn calfs to the water's surface to her own compulsion to nurture. Her next collection, about women whose strange and various pursuits propelled them to near-fame, promises to be just as inspiring. The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann Jan. 6 Art history buffs might think they know all there is to know about van Gogh.
65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 11 Comments There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 The thing about reading is this: it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — especially if you’re a slow reader. So, to go along with the list of the best albums from 1963-2013, here you will find a single must-read book from each of the last 50 years. Of course, this is by its very nature an absurd undertaking, and many books have gotten the short end of the stick — there’s no other way to do it. The choices here are influenced by the following: the stipulation that any specific author should not be chosen for more than one year, a general focus on fiction over other genres, and the tastes/whims/glaring prejudices of Flavorwire’s literary editor.
30 Must-Read Books If there were one list of absolute must-read books, what would you put on it? We asked 31 noted authors that question; here are their picks. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald “It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone everyone, but The Great Gatsby is a book I find myself continually going back to, and I always seem to find something new. If you’ve read it once, it rewards a second look.