The Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 22-27, 2012

Our most popular posts from the week that was…

Through a series of happy accidents (read: awesome internet rabbit holes), we here at Book Riot* noticed recently that Christian Grey and Pepé Le Pew have more in common than their dogged pursuit of l’amour.

from Who Said It: Christian Grey or Pepé Le Pew? by Rebecca Joines Schinsky


Shakespearean insults mug: Brush up on your Shakespearean insults, such as “Thou art a boil, a plague sore.”

from Book Fetish: Volume XXXVIII by Brenna Kalmer


The latest bennie for the campaign comes from none other than author Paulo Coelho, who has signed on to provide 10 (three of these have already been claimed) Fanado session for $100 donors…

from Margaret Atwood’s IndieGoGo Campaign for Fanado Gains Steam by Bethanne Patrick


Blood Meridian: Things happen and then a puppy gets thrown over a bridge. That’s something you might want to know.

from 15 Rejected Marketing Blurbs From Famous Novels by Robert Bruce


More so than other art forms, beauty in literature seems to be one of those “know-it-when-you-see-it” propositions — and more so than other art forms, there seems to be more widely varying opinions on what truly is beautiful.

from What Makes a Beautiful Sentence? by Greg Zimmerman

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