Collective reading is alive and well in the 2000s – thanks to large-scale online book clubs (think "One Book, One Twitter," for example) and also to community “One City, One Book” programs which encourage an entire metropolis to read the same book at the same time. What are cities reading this year? Here are the 2011 picks of five participating cities – all of them apparently drawn to books with strong cultural themes .
Today's 'Young Adult' genre in literature is booming, and often attractive for adults and younger readers alike, but experts also encourage parents to read more classics with their kids, to bring historical works to today's audiences.
The British poet was recently honored by Alexander McCall Smith of 'The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency' fame, in a volume titled 'What W.H. Auden Can Do for You.'
Macklemore wants to tell his grandchildren he won an MTV video music award. Surprised he's already planning an extended family? Don't be. Rappers have always been fond of family.
'Things Fall Apart' author Chinua Achebe wrote his first book in 1958 and won awards for his work that included the Man Booker International Prize.
Previous years saw cities draping buses and subway cars with text from poems by famous writers. Now the Music City is asking a panel to choose works by local writers for display.
Looking to settle the toward vs. towards question, the Monitor’s language columnist discovers the excrescent “t.”