Friday Reads: Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve

Considering that Ben Blatt's book Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing is as much about statistical analysis as it is about literature, I've been pretty engaged with it since the very first chapter. I like the idea behind this book, that Blatt is putting ...

Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was your favourite book when you were a kid, or if it's your favourite book now, you'll probably want to read Inside Charlie's Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation by Lucy Mangan. This book is for superfans who want to learn ...