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Alice Burton

Chicagoan and aspiring cryptozoologist Alice Burton has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and is an Archives Assistant with the Frances Willard Historical Society. When not booking or historying, she is singing soprano wherever people will have her. She will watch any documentary on Neanderthals or giant extinct animals, and has a Stockholm Syndrome-like love for Chicago and its winters. Blog: Reading Rambo Twitter: @itsalicetime

The Tote Bags of Book Expo America

A tour of the bookish totes of BEA

Julian Fellowes’s BELGRAVIA: Why the Serialized Novel is More Relevant Than Ever

Why Julian Fellowes's new serialized novel BELGRAVIA comes at the perfect time.

The Scumme of Heathenish Brains: A 17th Century Feminist Takes Down A Pamphleteer

Highlights from a 1617 feminist's response to a sexist pamphlet.

The 5 Best Classic Novels to Read in Spring

Five of the best classics to pick up in springtime.

Ladies in Literature Who May Have Gone Too Far

The Ides of March can get one thinking — are we going too far? Are our actions about to up-end ...

Let’s See How Book Ads Looked in 1910

Have you ever wondered how books were advertised in the Days of Yore? In 1910’s The American Magazine, to be specific? ...

7 Books to Prep You for the Return of The X-Files

We are mere DAYS away from the trip-trap of Agent Scully’s sensible heels once again walking across a morgue’s tile ...

Classic Book Pairings for Every Song on Adele’s “25”

Adele has a new album out, so obviously Book Riot’s immediate concern was “BUT WHAT BOOKS GO WITH EACH SONG?” ...

Carol: The Adaptation the Lesbian Community Deserves

Patricia Highsmith’s 1953 novel The Price of Salt did something no other lesbian or gay novel had done: it gave ...

13 Books to Read If You Loved Crimson Peak

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...