I Went Low Where Hemingway Went High… Maybe

Two whole years of Hemingway's work was lost and he just brushed it off. I think I'd have burst into flames.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Ernest Hemingway

Read about seven things you didn't know about Ernest Hemingway, like the times he cheated death or the polydactyl cats who bear his name.

Unpublished Hemingway Story Debuts in Magazine

Shriek! A previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway story, "A Room on the Garden Side," is being published in the summer edition of Strand Magazine. 

Literary Tourism: Murals of Adorable Oak Park, IL

Oak Park, Illinois, is full of delightful literary murals leading into the city. Here are some of our favorites.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mixing Books with Booze

Tips for readers who want to avoid going bankrupt at the bookstore after happy hour. Our top list of the dos and don'ts for mixing books with booze.

Reading As A Cure for Writer’s Block

How reading THE PARIS WIFE got a writer out of a slump

15 Phenomenal Bookish Ornaments

I’ve been ornament shopping lately, ladies and gentlemen, and I have found myself happily lingering in the bookish ornament section ...

Let’s Welcome Flash Fiction To The Party

In my infinitely nerdy reading obsessions, I’ve come across a genre of fiction that so many readers scoff at, while ...

On Being (Sp)Read Too Thin: The Paradox of Reading Choice

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” So says Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of ...

Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel?

In a globalised society, can any novel claim to be purely from one country? Does the great American novel even exist?