Emily Polson

Emily Polson is a freelance writer and publishing assistant at Simon & Schuster. Originally from central Iowa, she studied English and creative writing at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, before moving to a small Basque village to teach English to trilingual teenagers. Now living in Brooklyn, she can often be found meandering through Prospect Park listening to a good audiobook. Twitter: @emilycpolson | https://emilycpolson.wordpress.com/

My Cat Reviews Books

My cat reviews books all the time in the privacy of our home, but we recently decided it was time she shared her opinions with the world.

Realistic Fiction Books for Kids and Teens: A Beginner’s Guide

Realistic fiction is perfect for kids and teens who want to read about the real world while still using their imagination.

Overanalyzing Children’s Books with a 3-Year-Old

One Rioter concludes that every picture book is existential if you re-read it enough times. Research method: overanalyzing children's books like CLIFFORD'S FAMILY with the three-year-old she babysits weekly.

Watch the Chilling MARY SHELLEY Trailer, Starring Elle Fanning

The brand-new MARY SHELLEY trailer shows Elle Fanning as the author of FRANKENSTEIN. This forthcoming feminist biopic on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin will be released May 25.

Marie Kondo Quotes About Tidying That Felt Like a Gut Punch

One reader shares 8 Marie Kondo quotes from THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP that felt like a swift punch to the metaphorical gut as she tackles her own decluttering project.

Reviewing Browsery, Barnes & Noble’s New Book Recommendation App

One rioter reviews the new Barnes and Noble app Browsery, which aims to make it easier for users to find book recommendations from fellow readers.

5 Inspiring StoryCorps Videos about Books and Reading

These animated StoryCorps videos about books and reading bring you oral histories from Americans who grew up to love the written word.

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read in February 2018

Fantasy, YA, nonfiction, literary fiction: there's something for everyone in the round-up of the best books we read last month!

Reese Witherspoon to Adapt LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE for TV with Kerry Washington

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington will star in and produce a limited TV series based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE.

#ReadingBlackout for Black History Month

One reader shares her TBR of books by African American authors she'll be reading for the #ReadingBlackout this Black History Month.