It's sobering to think of carrying on into next year the weight of all the unread books on one's nightstand.
What Thomas captures beautifully in 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is the dreamlike quality of Christmases past.
There may never be a Christmas as perfect as the one you read about in books.
Writer Gary Krist discusses how New Orleans went from a tolerant, vice-friendly town to one that embraced refinement and racism.
A few studies suggest that reading on screens instead of pages may impair comprehension because readers lose a sense of place in a text.
The independent bookstore Tales of the Lonesome Pine works with a local animal shelter to bring cats into the store and search for a permanent home for them using social media.
'Pleasant' is a graphic novel by Roz Chast that explores caring for aging parents.
'Sniper' is based on the memoir of the same name by Chris Kyle.
Author Jeffrey Stayton, whose first book is being published this February, recently sponsored a competition to select six independent bookstores as recipients of $250 grants.
'What If?' by Randall Munroe addresses strange science questions and the book continues to be a bestseller, also earning some end-of-the-year critical praise.