Books

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Lady of the Library
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Lady of the Library

The elegant woman didn’t seem to belong in these stuffy old stacks. But the book she handed me… >>

Which Movies Were Better Than the Book?
Which Movies Were Better Than the Book?

Some authors kick and scream when a director bulks up a book’s plot for the silver screen. But… >>

Seth MacFarlane Confesses:
Seth MacFarlane Confesses: “I Regret I Never Got to Meet Carl Sagan”

When I was a kid, astronomer Carl Sagan meant the sun, the moon, and the stars to me. >>

Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?
Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?

“Too often, when people walk into a museum, they secretly think, 
I can’t see the point of… >>

The RD Interview: Anna Quindlen on Her Proudest Achievement
The RD Interview: Anna Quindlen on Her Proudest Achievement

The beloved author talks about midlife surprises, lifelong friendships, and her proudest… >>

8 Classic Movie Rivalries in a Single Cartoon
8 Classic Movie Rivalries in a Single Cartoon

Great Showdowns: The Return features iconic confrontations of cinema, as captured by illustrator… >>

7 of the Best Audio Books to Listen to Right Now
7 of the Best Audio Books to Listen to Right Now

Traffic jams? Flight delays? You won't mind so much when you're listening to something terrific. >>

The World's Greatest Novel Reads Surprisingly Well in Emoji
The World’s Greatest Novel Reads Surprisingly Well in Emoji

We condensed the 635-page epic that is Moby Dick into a pretty funny, fairly tight emoji story… >>

6 Great Books to Read (That You Might Have Missed)
6 Great Books to Read (That You Might Have Missed)

You know about the season's blockbusters, but if you want something different and exceptional… >>

Laughterpedia: The Best Jokes of 2013
Laughterpedia: The Best Jokes of 2013

Relive the laughs from A to Z. >>

The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts
The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts

Socks and underwear may come and go, but these beautiful art books will be enjoyed for years to… >>

What Are You Thankful For? 7 Creative Answers
What Are You Thankful For? 7 Creative Answers

What makes you grateful? Anne O. Kubitsky started the Look for the Good Project by asking people… >>

12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible
12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible… >>

The Best Thriller Books of All Time
The Best Thriller Books of All Time

We've organized the best thrillers by category; get ready for your hair to stand on end. >>

Dorothea Lange: Her Photos, in Her Own Words
Dorothea Lange: Her Photos, in Her Own Words

"You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath… >>

The Best Thriller Books of All Time
The Best Thriller Books of All Time

Ready for your hair to stand on end -- while reading a book? Check out our list of these 10 great… >>

7 Smart Books About Technology Today
7 Smart Books About Technology Today

A graphic novel, a gripping origin story, a cautionary tale: these are some of the most interesting… >>

8 Irresistible Fall Books We're Reading Right Now
8 Irresistible Fall Books We’re Reading Right Now

Here's the short list of the titles that will keep Reader's Digest books editor Dawn Raffel turning… >>

The Street Sweeper
The Street Sweeper

Perlman's story of modern New York is a big book in every sense. Huge in its scope, it covers two… >>

The Snow Child
The Snow Child

An old Russian folk tale has it that a childless couple, living on the edge of the woods, build… >>