Michael Perry: The memories of my mother and father reading to me are precious not just because they introduced me to words and stories but because the words and stories came with a subliminal message: You are important to me, so important that I will pause what I am doing here in grown-up world so that my time can become our time.
Goodreads recently let BuzzFeed know which books, according to its users, have been the 'It' titles of the year thus far. Here are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of 'Want to Read' lists.
Joseph Heller’s 1961 war comedy Catch-22 is one of the most beloved novels of the 20th century, not to mention one of the funniest. Here are a few interesting bits of information about both how Heller’s story came to be and the legacy that it left behind.
The Paste books crew pooled together our own horror favorites for the first installment of Required Reading, a Paste-curated reading list of our favorite book genres. We’ve all got different favorites, so we’d love to hear yours in the comments section below. Oh—and sleep tight in the next few months.
Improbable Libraries, which documents unusual and visually striking libraries from across the globe, was Alex Johnson’s shot at bringing 'the fun and entertaining side' of libraries back into a conversation that’s become dominated by doom and gloom about their finances.
Twitter, and the Internet in general, wasn’t created with writers in mind—interesting, since if anyone is sweaty and pale in a dank basement, pecking away at a keyboard in the middle of the night it is writers. But the medium was made for us accidentally. Its brevity forces us to choose our words carefully, a skill we should acquire online or off.
IM Global Television has announced it is developing an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle. The story involves the children of a Nobel laureate physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb and a substance called ice-nine, an alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature.
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