#Classic LIterature

Bookish Snobbery: A Defense of Guilty Pleasures Across Time

Bookish snobbery has plagued the word of reading for generations. One reader unpacks that elitism in a defense of "guilty pleasure" reading.


19 of the best Far From the Madding Crowd quotes on love, life, and women.

7 Famous Artists I Would Pick to Illustrate Classic Books

Diego Rivera paints Gabriel García Márquez' ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, and more author-artist match-ups.

How Do You Get Teens Interested in Classic Literature? Blind Date With a Book!

Using a blind date with a book program in a school library in order to introduce teens to classic literature from the 19th century.

If Famous Artists Illustrated Classic Books

What famous artists would you pick to illustrate classic books?

On Finding a New Definition of “Classic” Literature

It’s that time of year…the time when I look over what I’ve read, and realize just how many books I ...

No More Book Guilt

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers YOUR questions about life, love, and literature! My guest this week is the wonderful Saeed Jones. We talk about many bookish topics that deal with things such as how to read with an open mind, what place classics have in our reading lives, how to talk to people who don't like reading, and much, much more.

Literary Pet Names: Canine Edition

This post offers a large number of fun, interesting suggestions to help you find literary pet names for your dog.

On the “Banned” Wagon: The Month in Book Challenges

Banned Books Week is a annual “celebration” to raise awareness about books that have been challenged or banned — it’s ...

A Case Against Reading the Classics

The book list for World Book Night is noticeably lacking in classic literature. The oldest book on the list is ...