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From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

5 Beloved Characters Who Shaped Our Identity

We're still taking our cues from our literary kid-heroes.

8 Amazing Characters to Fill the Stark-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Because the producers have basically killed off half of Westeros by now.

Happy Birthday Shakespeare: 17 Best Shakespeare Movies

"Well, I think I remember Mel Gibson correctly, and he didn't say that."

Valley of the Dolls: 50 Years Later

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

Vita Sackville West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

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

Gloria Steinem on Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower

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

Tainted Love: 4 Macabre Literary Love Stories

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

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.

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.

7 Fictional Places That Do Christmas Right

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

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.

9 Best Christmas Carol Adaptations

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

Listen Up: 6 Literary Podcasts for Book Lovers

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

Live Your Own Life: 10 Inspiring Facts About Margaret Mitchell

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

15 Famous Books That Were Initially Rejected

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

Crimson Peak: The Love Child of Poe and Brontë

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

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.