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Holiday Survival Guide: Julia Child Style

1) Preliminaries: Frying pan. Wine. Small pig. Vacuum the guest room. 2) Attitude: Softened butter. Hand towels. 3) Unmolding, flambeeing, and ...

When Used Books Attack: Banana Edition

At RiverRun Bookstore, we carry used books as well as new. People drop off boxes of their books, and we ...

It’s (Word) Award Season!

Well, as you can probably tell by the fact that your neighbors have had their Christmas lights up for nearly ...

What’s Your Favorite Literary City?

As I get ready to head off to Paris this week, I can’t help but wish that Midnight in Paris ...

Why We DON’T Need More Celeb-“Penned” Novels

Poor Jonathan Swift has probably spent this whole week spinning in his grave. Earlier this week, we invoked his famous ...

A Modest Proposal: We Need MORE Celeb-Penned Novels!

How sad, melancholy even, to walk into a bookstore these days to find the shelves, tables and even front-of-the-store displays ...

Top Five Signs You’re Reading Too Much Young Adult Literature

I read a lot of young adult literature, as previous posts at Book Riot might suggest. But this semester, I’m also ...

Welcome to GNAW, a Support Group for the Chronically Mispronounced

In the basement of a Unitarian church in Portland, author Chuck Palahnuik is addressing a large number of people seated ...