"Yeah, all of these stories are tremendous bummers. Yet we read, and even clamor, for these sort of true stories." Yearning for real stories of star-cross'd lovers? Start here.
Also known as Weiqi, Paduk, Baduk, or Igo--the game of Go has appeared in books but surprising and expected. Check out these books and the game of Go!
Authors rating and reviewing their own work on Goodreads or Amazon: fine, or not ok?
How science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, and Lao Tzu's fundamental Taoism text, the TAO TE CHING, are all connected.
How do critical reviews of books stack up against Goodreads reviews? We took a look!
On the bizarre mashup of Disney's Mickey Mouse (and Goofy) and Dante Alighieri's INFERNO that is the comic book MICKEY'S INFERNO.
A look at the wacky, often nonsensical, sometimes touching novels "written" by computers for National Novel Generation Month.
There's so much to read in Skyrim--here's a handy guide (including audiobooks!)
Do you ever edit your old book reviews?
A selection of translating war stories that highlight some of the unique challenges and fun of translating authors' work to a new, modern audience.
Do genre categorizations help readers or keep us from trying books we might love?
Sure, we could spend all day reading excellent literature. But there's something so fun about reading something really, really bad.