The Week’s Most Popular Posts: November 9 – 13, 2015

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

For those of you who are not familiar with Myers-Briggs or the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), it is a personality profiling system based on Jung’s typological theory that was developed by Katherine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. In the Myers-Briggs typology system, there are sixteen personality types consisting of four letters: E for extrovert or I for introvert, S for sensor or N for intuitive, T for thinker or F for feeler, and P for perceiver or J for judger. Psychologist David Keirsey later sorted these types into four temperaments. You can read more about Myers-Briggs here and find books about it here. Myers-Briggs typology can offer a lot of insight into how someone thinks, and in the case of an author, how someone writes.

from The Myers-Briggs Types of 101 Famous Authors by Kate Scott


Hey, hey, hey! Coloring book time again, or “colouring” when I feel jaunty. The grown-up coloring craze continues to crank away, and we’re seeing more and more of these gems pop up with a novel (or series), as their origin. Several new coloring books perfectly suited to book lovers have come out lately or are lingering on the horizon. Hopefully you’ll find something that satisfies your coloring and fandom urges.

from Grown-Up Coloring Books Based On Novels by Andy Miller


November 10th is Neil Gaiman’s birthday.

However, instead of creating a list of Neil’s books with hyperbolic complements to get you to purchase them, I will write a list of things that I think Mr. Gaiman would like us all to do for him.

As a birthday present.

from 5 Gifts You Can Give to Neil Gaiman on His Birthday by Johann Thorsson


This bookplate stamp comes complete with a watchful gargoyle guardian to keep an eye on your books.

from Beautiful Bookplates of Etsy by Becky Stone


When Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart ended their runs on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show earlier this year, book lovers (and, really, everyone else) mourned the loss of these two amazing comedians on late night television. Bookish folks, in particular, had reason to be sad because both shows did an amazing job highlighting great books and authors. Just check out the book lists from both shows — The Daily Show and theThe Colbert Report — to see some examples.

Although we don’t know many details about what Jon Stewart will be doing next, Stephen Colbert has been kicking butt as the new host of The Late Show on CBS. And luckily for all of us, he’s shown a commitment to including authors and interesting thinkers as his guests each night. Here are seven of my favorite author segments so far.

from 7 Great Author Visits to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by Kim Ukura

Do you like podcasts like This American Life, RadioLab, or Planet Money? Annotated is kinda like those, but for books. Go here to find out more, or click the image below: