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Take a break from that 1,000 page novel. You can get a great read completed in less than 24 hours.

So: what is a classic? There are many duelling definitions. TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Italo Calvino and Sainte-Beuve have all written at length on the classic. Calvino's definition – "a classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say" – is probably the sweetest, followed by Pound's identification of "a certain eternal and irresponsible freshness".

More books to add to my endless "to-read" list. I'm always up for a good mystery.

The article was titled "40 trashing novels you must read before you die." I've always wanted to teach a course in "Commercial Fiction" ("trashy" being a genre in that course). Sigh, nobody in my department will bite on that one. Yeah, but we have a (division 3) football team........

Meg Wolitzer's new book -- coming out in September -- will be a YA novel inspired by Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar.'

Are you a fan of 19th Century British novels? Here are some great reads to check off your list!