To Kill a Mockingbird snags the number one spot for "most inspirational," followed by the Bible and A Child Called It.

The other side of grief over Nicholas Hughes' untimely death.

First Jane Austen and zombies and now...Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Finding distance in the cell-phone age.

Amazon ranks gay writing right off the page due to a "cataloguing error."

Margaret Drabble retires from fiction writing to avoid repetition.

A reading list for the lover of chocolate.

First Self-Publishing Book Expo in the works!

Khaled Housseini's Kite Runner makes the list of 2008's most challenged titles.

Nathan Bransford, literary agent, challenges writers to do his job for a day.

Vladimir Nabokov's final novel to be published.

Obituaries (and there's a lot this week, folks):

Derek Weiler, editor of the Quill & Quire, has died at age 40.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, pioneer of Gay Studies, dies at 58.

Judith Krug, who struggled against banning books, dies at 69.

Maurice Druon, writer and former French minister of culture, dies at 90.

Deborah Digges, poet and memoirist, dies at 59.