While books may contain life, they aren’t life itself.
While books may contain life, they aren’t life itself.
It’s been a good spring to be a lady and a literature lover.
A few of us have been indulging in some extra pages.
A few of us share where you'll find our noses buried when we're offline.
Not going anywhere for a while? Read one of these.
There’s something profoundly special about packing up a book for a fun summer vacation or a relaxing afternoon at the pool, isn’t there?
Books have the power to make you laugh, cry or even scream (Gone Girl, we’re looking at you!). Sometimes, you might even come across one that completely rocks your world and inspires you to make a positive change in your life. Whether you’re in need of motivation to work on a creative project or embark on a health journey, these 10 books will inspire you to make 2016 a year full of growth, success and happiness:
For those of us who feel the tug toward words and books, toward verse and ink on the page, writing may feel like second nature, like a gift. For many of us, it even feels like a lifeline—a way to uncoil our thoughts, understand our existence and connect to our truest selves.
But after our years of school end, how do we continue to grow as writers? How do we invest in this passion? Is it even worth it? If we aren’t going to write a best-seller or even make money writing, can we justify giving the craft more time and expense?
Every story has a season. A dreamy romance is perfect for the blooms of spring, but a tale of swashbuckling adventure will be most enjoyed during the summer months. An aching tragedy, on the other hand, somehow makes the melancholy of winter even more lovely.
And mysteries? Mysteries are the kinds of stories that creep into our thoughts and dreams during the pale sunset of autumn. A mystery can only be fully appreciated when we’re tucked under a knit blanket, snug with a warm cup of tea while the frost creeps across our windows. But a mystery also brings a thrill, an eerie sensation of disarray, the unsettled notion that things aren’t quite as they should be — and it’s up to us to discover why.
Good writers are readers; it’s a maxim for a reason. And that’s why reading books by experienced authors is important — even necessary — for the aspiring writer. But along with novels and biographies and memoirs, consider reading books about writing, in which authors pull back the curtain on the writing process and life as a person of words.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, these books are on my personal short list for writers. Here are 5 books to read this fall if you want to grow in the craft of writing:
As part of our School Year Resolutions we’ve dedicated ourselves to doing a little bit each day to improve our lives, right? Both in the workplace and at home. One way we’re working on this is by submersing ourselves in some really great books. Here are three
“All children, except one, grow up.” With this oddity of a statement, James M. Barrie begins his widely adored story of Peter Pan, the eponymous tale of the boy who remains to be the one exception to the proven law of aging. Wendy Darling, Peter’s lovely
Summer leisure. The only thing more pressing than which hat you’ll pack (choose the Panama) is what book to pick up. From ageless to hot-off-the press, cerebral to escapist, we’ve got you covered on reads to bring along on your next vacation. Now, to decide which
Founder of the Huffington Post, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of 14 books, Arianna Huffington is a worldwide leader who empowers women to achieve their goals and aspirations. Prompted by a series of personal health-related events, Thrive
Adventure is a tricky word. It is subjective, vague. It can be a perilous voyage on raging seas, or calmly speaking our mind over coffee with a friend. But we know this: adventure takes an individual out of their comfort zone and calls them to
With so many books on health and wellness out on the market, nothing arrests attention and commands respect more than when one is written through the lens of personal experience. For more than 20 years, Tom Rath has battled a rare genetic cancer, and it
Sometimes you just want to submerge yourself in a story -- to stay up too late because the book is just that enveloping, or seriously reconsider breakfast if not eating means covering more pages. Each of these sagas (saga: from Proto-Germanic sago meaning long, heroic narrative)
Romantic love is far too complex to be covered in a two-hour movie, so on this Valentine’s Day, instead of hunkering down in front of the big screen (or the little one), we recommend curling up in your favorite chair and immersing yourself in a
Many of us will not be heading back to school in the fall, but there’s so much nostalgia involved with the conclusion of summer and the beginning of autumn that we thought it might be fun to dig in to some of literature’s classic tales.
There was a long stretch in my childhood when a book rarely left my grasp. A constant companion on road trips, lazy afternoons on the porch, and late night reading marathons, I devoured books with imaginative fervor. At some point, there was an elemental shift.
Among road trips, sunscreen and BBQ's, a few new reads are a must for summertime bliss. We've rolled up our sleeves and searched through hundreds of the latest titles, along with a few classics that have been on our own lists for some time. The
From lingering daylight to forecasts touting warmer weather, spring has not only sprung, but summer is soon upon us. May is the month many believe was termed for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility, while the Roman poet Ovid insisted the fifth month was named
"It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet," claims Amazon book reviewer Jennifer Buckendorff. Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His
If there was one novel in the last few years that I found impossible to put down, it would be the tale of Louis Zamperini. "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand reminds us that the most beloved
Happy February, Darling book lovers! This month for the Darling Book Club, we've chosen an incredible modern classic for you. There is probably nothing better than getting lost in a good story and Amy Tan is one of the greatest creative minds of this century. Check
Regardless of what your resolutions may be for 2013, we here at Darling believe there is nothing wrong with digesting a few more books this year. So we've got something in mind
Whether as a last-minute gift for someone, or for personal enjoyment, Darling recommends picking up one (or several) of the following books to keep your heart warm and your mind strong as you travel afar or stay home with family this holiday season. Happy reading! This
There are few things more inspiring than the written word. At Darling, we view writing as art—it is a craft to be learned, valued, and perfected over time. It should come as no surprise that reading is one of our very favorite pastimes. Books inspire
Give away a book that has changed your life. You know that book that you absolutely loved