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January 16, 2013
Riot Recommendation: Comedy & Satire
It could be that I’m coming down from a lot of travel (with more on the horizon soon), or that ...
THEY REVIEWED… Ayana Mathis and Jared Diamond
Isabelle Wilkerson reviews The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis for the NY Times. The stories make up a ...
The Largely Irrational Reasons I’m Not Ready to Go All-Digital
I’m a fan of digital reading. I like highlighting without a highlighter, I like not having to dust invisible books, ...
Book Recommendations For Television Characters: GIRLS
I had SO much fun recommending books for the main characters of Fox’s New Girl that I wanted to give television-character-book-recommending ...
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: January 16, 2013
The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro I know very little about the process of making art. Let’s be clear about ...
SUPERCUT: George Saunders
SUPERCUT is a new feature where we collect interesting snippets from the best author interviews and combine them into a ...
Adorable Baby Lit Board Books and Art Prints
Tired of reading the same old board books to your kids, or bringing the fifth copy of a popular board ...
Critical Linking for January 16th, 2013
Using scanners, scientists monitored the brain activity of volunteers as they read pieces of classical English literature both in ...
January 15, 2013
Young Adult Literature
They’re (Paper) Ba-ack: January 15, 2013
Tuesday is New Book Day. We celebrate each week by highlighting titles we’re excited to see arrive in paperback. [galleryview ...
What Next?: Three Books to Read After NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
So you like Nineteen Eighty-Four? Good. Among all the novels in the world, it is my personal favorite. Reading it ...
The Baggage of Blumeness: Two Rioters Do WIFEY
Bookish women of a certain age all did kind of the same thing around kind of the same time, I ...
Six Degrees of Sir Francis Bacon
Even before there was an internet, there were memes, and the most memorable of my adolescence was “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” I’m ...
Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: January 15, 2013
It’s a nonfictionpalooza this week! Best Sex Writing 2013: The State of Today’s Sexual Culture edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press) ...
We Practice Charity: Nominate Your Favorite Organization to Be Our 2013 Partner
Here at Book Riot, we’ve built charity into our DNA. We gift two percent of all revenue–no funny math, just 0.02 ...
START HERE: Now Available
We’re excited to announce that our first book, Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors, is now available. ...