Books

Looking for the Perfect Book? There's an App For That
Looking for the Perfect Book? There’s an App For That

Today BookScout makes its official debut on Facebook. This free app susses out your timeline and… >>

Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000
Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000

Have you written a novel that's in search of a publisher? Whether your book has been sitting in a… >>

This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost

Next time you need a brain boost, put down the self help book and pick up some… >>

I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones
I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones

Books on tape aren't exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again
Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives

Bernard Cornwell is a master of  combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history… >>

Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You
Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You

After a few weeks of eating, drinking, and being merry, I'm in the mood for something that's more… >>

New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker
New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there's more to the author… >>

Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You
Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You

The greatest concert I’ve ever seen wasn’t The Stones or Springsteen. It was Willie Nelson… >>

This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift

Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of bestsellers… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by… >>

The Scaredy-Pants Handbook
The Scaredy-Pants Handbook

Are you one of those people who, as you walk along a city street, stare toward the skies convinced… >>

Three Treats for Book Lovers
Three Treats for Book Lovers

Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local newspaper, or craving… >>

The Best New Gift-Shopping Site
The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

I've never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of… >>

Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit

When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic, artist Ivan… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

'Lord of the Rings' Was Never Funnier
‘Lord of the Rings’ Was Never Funnier

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Have you slogged through all the books and their film versions… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

Whip-Smart Career Advice from a <i>Cosmo</i> Editor
Whip-Smart Career Advice from a Cosmo Editor

Years ago, I worked for Kate White, who soon went on to her long, successful run as editor-in-chief… >>