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Nikki VanRy

Nikki VanRy is a proud resident of Arizona, where she gets to indulge her love of tacos, desert storms, and tank tops. She also writes for the Tucson Festival of Books, loves anything sci-fi/fantasy/historical, drinks too much chai, and will spend all day in bed reading thankyouverymuch.

Literary Tourism: Phoenix, Arizona

“There’s no culture here.” I’ve heard this line repeated by way too many people in the eight years I’ve lived ...

Literary Tourism: Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s not only strip clubs and gambling in Las Vegas. Promise. Also, if you’ve only read about Las Vegas in books, ...

10 Best Literary TED Talks of the Year

Every year on Book Riot we’ve put together a round-up of our favorite literary TED talks. Since our last post, there ...

20 Classics in 4 Emoji (Or Fewer)

There’s been a spate of bookish emoji posts over the last few weeks. Slate covered some great first lines of classic novels. BuzzFeed gave a fun run-down ...

Bookish Boozing: 12 Beers With Literary Names

Beer and books. Books and beer. They’re a pretty good pairing, huh? When you want to do even more than ...

7 Bookish Things You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con

If, like me, you had to live the San Diego Comic-Con experience vicariously through Twitter and YouTube, here’s a quick run-down ...

4 Fantasy Novels That Are NOT Set In Medieval Europe

Okay, okay, so fantasy novels aren’t normally set into any historical time period, medieval Europe included. But, c’mon. Peasant classes? Knights? ...

Are Science Fiction And Fantasy Actually Kissing Cousins?

“I LOVE science fiction, but I can never really get into fantasy novels.” Having just come off a year re-readathon with ...

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