Style's Special Section on Reading

Style's Special Section on Reading


The Aha! Moment

Ever get lost in a book? Of course you have. Escape is one good reason to read -- especially during these lazy, late-summer days -- but reading also can open our minds in unexpected ways. We spoke with eight artists and performers about finding their muses and eureka moments in titles as disparate as "The Art of War" and "Go, Dog. Go!" Ralph Waldo Emerson said there is creative reading, as well as writing. This section explores that notion, and more. Read more »

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Kathryn Stockett, author of the best-selling "The Help," discusses the whirlwind journey that her wildly-popular novel has set her upon.

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Blake Gopnik says: Use your summer vacation as a chance to read the hardest book on your bookshelf.

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Phil Kennicott speculates that as printed books become irrelevant, the home library threatens to go the way of the front parlor.

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