The Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 16-22, 2013

The first is from my favorite poem, In the Desert by Stephen Crane. The other is from The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I just loved it so much. BECAUSE TRUE.


from The Literary Tattoos of Team Book Riot by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky


Of Book Riot Readers’ Favorite 50 novels, 13% of the non-public domain novels are still print-only (5 of 38), including To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Time Traveler’s Wife, andRebecca.

from 18 Great Books You Still Can’t Get Digitally by Jeff O’Neal


The difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence has been an important lesson in the last few years of my life. I could spin my wheels writing pages about it, but why would I, when Williams has given me this?

“Who wants to be a goddess when we can be human? Perfection is a flaw disguised as control.”

from When a Book Changes Your Life by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky


The problem, though, is that there are no “good” and “bad” books, and so all this energy that goes into judging books is misspent, and I think does more damage to reading culture than it does good.

from Some Books Are Better Than Others by Jeff O’Neal



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