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Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury’s short stories and poems have appeared in Devilfish Review, Pulp Literature, Nonbinary Review, and Expanded Horizons. When she’s not writing BR posts, short stories, poems, novels, ANYTHING—or reading—she’s either chasing her book-eating baby or ogling books in the giant used bookstore she works at (or some other stray job she’s acquired). She and her family live in Nashville, TN and are the proud owners of many, many books. Follow her on Instagram @areaderlymom or @babylibrarians, and follow her kid lit reviews on

50 Of Our Favorite Fiery Dragon Bookends

If imagining your many fantasy novels tucked between two epic dragon bookends makes you gleeful, then check out these 50 dragon bookends for every budget.

How Audiobooks Helped Me Through My Postpartum Depression Reading Slump

Books can help heal. We know this. One rioter was reminded of this power when audiobooks helped her out of her postpartum depression reading slump.

25 Must-Read Dystopian Short Stories

Sure, we're living in a dystopia right now, but these 25 must-read dystopian short stories should inspire anyone to rebellion. And many of them are free.

Check Out the 2018 Locus Award Winners!

This past weekend, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the 2018 Locus Award Winners! It's a wonderful, diverse list of winners.

10 of the Best YA Feminist Fantasy Releases of 2018 So Far

These 10 YA feminist fantasies are sure to create some new badass feminists out there, as well as make any feminist's heart pull out their rage sword and slay some f*cking patriarchal dragons. And there are a lot of dragons out there. Get to slaying, girls.

Watch the Trailer for the Documentary About Ursula K. Le Guin

In 2016, journalist Arwen Curry kickstarted a documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin, which received more than twice the goal ...

The Bookish Moms Behind Book Riot

First and foremost, thanks to all the bookish moms out there! The ones who let us read under the blankets ...

100 Must-Read Fairytale Retellings For Adults And YA Readers

Once upon a time a reader decided to make an epic list of all the best fairytale retellings in the land. Other readers found this list and read the books that most captured their attention. Then they recommended those books to others, and they all lived happily ever after, reading until the end of their days.

How To Throw a Book-Themed Baby Shower

So, you’re having a baby. Congrats! Or, you’re throwing a friend/loved one a baby shower. Again, congrats! Now let’s start ...

10 Awesome Historical Fantasy Novels By Women

If you love when magic and history collide, than check out these 10 must read historical fantasy novels written by women.

How the Patriarchy Took Over Women’s Once Upon a Time

One Rioter makes connections between the #metoo movement and women storytellers in fairy tale history. Women are reclaiming their stories.

Black and White Board Books: An Essential for a Newborn’s Library

Black and white board books are an essential for every newborn's library. This list will make perfect additions to your little one's library, or perfect baby shower presents.

Must-Read January New Releases

Rioters recommend the January new releases they're most excited for!

2017 World Fantasy Award Winners

The 2017 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced! Check out the list of winners (and the new award statue)!

7 Monstrous, Feminist, and Free Short Stories

Only 7 days until Halloween! What better way to get your scare on then with these 7 monstrous, feminist, and, best of all, free shorts. One for every day.