The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 6-10, 2014

Let’s take a look back at the week that was, here at Book Riot . . . 


Every year on Book Riot we’ve put together a round-up of our favorite literary TED talks. Since our last post, there have been ten that deserve mention, ranging from inspirational stories about sight and connection to really random dog poems from Billy Collins and erotic fantasies from Isabel Allende. Because it’s TED. Zany is bound to happen.

10 Best Literary TED Talks of the Year by Nikki Steele


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The nice thing about Nancy Drew is she doesn’t really have a specific uniform. Pick out something in your wardrobe that feels right – plaid skirt with a blouse, and a rad belt works. Slacks with a polo and a coat? Sure. Amazing ’60s style mini dresses work fine, too. If you do an image search, you’ll get plenty of ideas.

This costume is mostly about the accessories: you’ll want that magnifying glass for sure, and then maybe a book, binoculars – sleuth-y stuff. Think sleuth-y thoughts.

5 More Bookish DIY Costumes for Halloween by Kristina Pino



Picture Book Adaptations (Sort Of) That Need to Happen by Minh Le


I’m just going to admit it: most nonfiction isn’t exciting. That’s why I tend to be a fiction lover first and foremost. I like action, I like books that move, I like genre novels. Which means that my ventures into nonfiction are often a big, fat fail. But if you like books that keep you on the edge of your seat–especially if you’re a lover of thrillers, mysteries, and crime novels–I’ve compiled a list of books that will more than meet your criteria for page-turning goodness.

Non-Fiction for Thriller Lovers by Jessica Woodbury


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Book Fetish: GAME OF THRONES Edition by Amanda Nelson

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