Our Favorite Comments: February 2013

We love our readers, and we love what they have to say just as much. Here are some of our favorite comments from the month that was.

“Time for Book Riot to step up!

I put on my robe and wizard hat”

by Kyle Behymer on No More Hanky-Panky at Goodreads


“In college, I decided that I wanted to see what the hype around Nicholas Sparks was all about, so I bought a copy of A Walk to Remember and sat down under a tree and buzzed through the thing. When she started walking down the aisle the gardeners were mowing around me and I had to pull my hat down over my face but I didn’t want to move and I couldn’t stop sobbing and wiping tears off of my beard. The dude was staring at me and all I could think to do was wave the book and say “It’s so sad.” That damn Nicholas Sparks.”

by GK on What to Do When Books Make You Cry on Public Transportation


“We could rebrand Miss Havisham as a vampire; that might get more teens to read Dickens.”

by Rebecca on Cover Girls: Honestly, Publishing, I Hate You


“I didn’t realize books were purely objects of entertainment? What a bunch of entitled, silly people we are, expecting knowledge and the power that comes with it to be freely available to us. If “those days are past,” Mr. Deary really SHOULD be afraid, as should we all.”

by MegsGranger on When Authors Attack Libraries: A GIF Response


“Will this creative spelling spill over to math? What about science? Or social studies? Why should we correct students about Texas not being adjacent to North Dakota because they’re having so much fun learning about the states and to correct them would hurt their self esteem?”

by The Right Honourable on Getting On a Soapbox About Inventing Spelling



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