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Alison Peters

Alison Peters surrounds herself with books, green things, animals and love. A Creative Writing M.F.A. holder with a day job that shall not be named, Alison is also working on a Masters in Library and Information Science. Currently cohabitating with her partner in the Northernmost outpost of San Francisco’s East Bay, she spends her spare time exercising her big dog so he won’t get annoyed with her, reading everything she can get her hands on, and then writing about it all. If you’re ever interested in discussing Harry Potter, Alison re-reads the series at least once a year, so drop her a line.

Please Don’t Bring Me Flowers

When Book Riot contributors took up the call to watch the Lifetime premiere of the new Flowers in the Attic made-for-TV ...

The Most Surprisingly Literary TV Show I Watched This Week

JetBlue, with their darling free TVs on every seat, almost got me hooked on Mob Wives: New Blood on a ...

Genre Kryptonite: A Girl and Her Dolphins

My cousins and I engaged in some depressingly stimulating conversation round the Christmas table: someone brought up the movie Blackfish, ...

How Sandman Slim Saved My Relationship

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

One Stop Book Shop: A Bunch of Bookish Gift Guides

We’ve noticed a ton of bookish gift guide lists floating around this year, which makes book lovers really really happy. ...

The Writers, the Gamers, & Me: Graphic Novels for Everyone!

I’m going bookish for the folks on my gift list this year. Except for the nieces, who, as intelligent and ...

Good Bread, Good Meat: Thanksgiving by the Books

My TV has been tuned to cooking shows for the past few weeks. Anything featuring Alton Brown will do, as ...

Reading Pathway: Ann Patchett

I was introduced to Ann Pachett, the lovely and enchanting authoress, through her best friend, the late Lucy Grealy. And it ...

Books that Go Bump in the Night

I’m not into the truly scary stuff. Stephen King creeps the f out of me, and I pretty much had ...

Fictional Furry Friends: The Best Books Featuring Dogs

The love-affair between humans and our dogs is a beloved literary tradition. Dogs are our friends, protectors, members of the ...

Eat, Read, Yum: Traveler Food and Books

A couple of very important questions: Are you hungry for something more than just plain old diner fare? Do you ...

Robin Sloan Rocks My World

You might not be aware of this, but Robin Sloan is the coolest author out there. I know! You’re probably ...

Not So Sweet Shorts

Jacob Tomsky succinctly summed up my feelings about short stories, comparing them to eating an appetizer rather than a whole meal. ...

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