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Valley of the Dolls: 50 Years Later

For its 50th anniversary, Jacqueline Susann's misunderstood novel gets a re-read.

By Alison Currie

Vita Sackville West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

By Jessica Ferri

Gloria Steinem on Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower

A celebration of Octavia Butler's groundbreaking science-fiction novel.

By Gloria Steinem

Tainted Love: 4 Macabre Literary Love Stories

Love means never having to say you're sorry for exhuming your dead wife's corpse.

By Cailey Hall

8 Books for X-Files Fans

We want to believe that the truth is out there. And if it's not, at least we've got something to read.

By Jessica Ferri

10 Famous Writers on Keeping a Journal

These writers know the importance of keeping a journal, whether it's for revenge, memory, or stress reduction.

By Jessica Ferri

8 Wonderful Movies About Famous Writers

You can use New Year's Day for binge-watching, but then it's back to reading full time.

By Jessica Ferri

Which Literary Murderer Are You?

Are you the silent, bowl-cut type, or a stylish cannibal in a three-piece suit?

By Alison Currie

7 Fictional Places That Do Christmas Right

Who wouldn’t want an invitation to Fezziwig’s Christmas party?

By The Reading Room

3 Reasons Why Outlander Is Smarter than You Think

There's more to Outlander than hot Scottish men. Not that we have a problem with hot Scots.

By Cailey Hall

9 Best Christmas Carol Adaptations

Ward off the bah humbugs with these 9 amazing adaptations of Charles Dickens's classic Christmas Carol.

By DeAnna Janes

Listen Up: 6 Literary Podcasts for Book Lovers

When you've exhausted your audio book collection, these literary podcasts will tide you over.

By Alison Currie

Do You Have A Book Hoarding Problem?

Book hoarding is a real disease. Seek treatment now.

By Jessica Ferri

Live Your Own Life: 10 Inspiring Facts About Margaret Mitchell

The Gone with the Wind author was a woman ahead of her time.

By Jessica Ferri

Who Should Be The Next Bond, James Bond?

Cast your vote for the next great 007.

By Jessica Ferri

15 Famous Books That Were Initially Rejected

As Samuel Beckett once said: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

By Jessica Ferri

Crimson Peak: The Love Child of Poe and Brontë

Guillermo del Toro's latest film is a sexy survey of Gothic literature.

By Jessica Ferri

Literary Pilgrimage: Sleepy Hollow, New York

October is the perfect month to visit Washington Irving's favorite town—and the setting for his spine tingling short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

By Jessica Ferri

Wes Anderson’s Love Affair with Literature

In Wes Anderson's films, books offer solace and keep a record of people and places past.

By Jessica Ferri

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