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5 Perfect Books for Stephen Colbert’s Book Club

I was very skeptical going into the first edition of The cOlbert Book Club, Stephen Colbert’s group read of The ...

Three Kickstarted Literary Card Games We Can’t Wait To Play

Lately, it seems like we’re seeing one hell of a resurgence in tabletop card games. It feels like every other week I’m ...

Readin’ On A Jet Plane: How Do You Pick Books for Long Flights?

On long flights, how do people pick what to read? Does flying suit certain books over others? Is it harder to read on a plane than, say, a train or a car?

A Compendium of Literary References on The Simpsons: Season 1

If you asked me to name the most literate / literary sitcom of all time, I would have to begin ...

Studying Literature Via Heavy Metal

At a small college in Canyon, Texas — West Texas A&M University — an English professor named Martin Jacobsen is ...

Top 10 Stupid Movie Quotes About Reading

Have you ever had a conversation that consists solely of movie quotes and references? I know! Me too! To be ...

Franzen Comes Alive: A Playlist for MOBY-DICK

Franzen Comes Alive is a series of book-related playlists. My reading resolution this year is to finally read Moby-Dick. And ...

3 Reasons to Finally Read Moby-Dick

I tried to read Moby-Dick when I was a kid. I was ready to try again in high school, but ...

Happy MOBY-DICK Day!

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville’s manic work of genius Moby-Dick was published. It was ripped apart by critics ...

Go Around the Watery Part of the World in 135 Days: The MOBY-DICK Big Read

This, well, this is just really freakin’ cool. Being read to is one of the great pleasures of a reading ...