Christmas Books for the Old, the Young, and the Restless

Despite the holidays being a huge, routine-shattering annual occurrence, relatively few books (for adults anyway) mine everyone’s favorite time of the year for wider themes without resorting to gimmicks or sticky sentimentalism. While classics like A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s short story A Gift of the Magi live on as near-perfect embodiments of the […]

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Over/Under-rated: Your Guide to Popular Reading

As an avid book reader who was taught to enjoy the classics, I used to feel squirmy about enjoying books that weren’t “literary.” You know what I’m talking about. I see you, over there, trying to hide your Nora Roberts and your John Grisham and your well-worn copy of “Flowers in the Attic” (hey, that […]