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Bethanne Patrick

Casting “Downton Abbey” from Literature: Upstairs

Hardcore Downtonites (and I use the term “hardcore” deliberately–what is “Downton Abbey” if not porn for Anglophiles?) like me have ...

Genrefication: A Few Thoughts on Romance, the Novel, and Literary Fiction

I was recently discussing mystery books with a friend, and each of us was throwing out names of authors who ...

Even More Books to Look For in 2012

I weary, gentle readers, of Anticipated Books of The Year lists that simply include big names and great cover design. ...

Best Books of 2011: The Superlatives

2012 quickly approaches, so Book Riot contributors are sharing some of the best books they read in 2011. Check out the ...

Will the Real American Girls Please Stand Up?

At some point in American childhoods, the “book and” became all the rage: “book and toy,” “book and stuffed animal,” ...

Veterans Day: A Remembrance

Years ago, when I was the likeliest lass in AP English class, I won a VFW award for an essay ...

What is Social Reading?

The act of reading should be simple, right? A person, a book. That’s it. So what’s all this about “social ...