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July 9, 2014
Translate Émile Zola: An Open Letter to Publishers
Artists, coal miners, prostitutes, politicians: you’ll find all of these characters and more in the works of Émile Zola. I ...
Euphemisms For Body Parts In Romance Novels : A Ranking
When it comes to sexy times in romance novels, clinical and anatomical descriptions can really ruin the mood. So it’s ...
Book Recommendations for
Real Housewives Of New York Fans! 07-09-14
I am late to the wagon for Real Housewives of New York City, but I’m on board now, kids! The ...
6 Folktales from 6 Continents to Read to Your Kids
Folktales, myths, and legends from around the world are a great way to expose kids to a diverse range of cultures ...
Critical Linking: July 9th, 2014
The list that follows isn’t exhaustive – no book preview could be – but, at over 8,000 words strong and ...
July 8, 2014
J.K. Rowling Has A New Short Story Up About Dumbledore’s Army As Adults!
Pottermore members, grab your hats: J.K. Rowling has posted a new short story in the Daily Prophet about Harry & Co. ...
Why We Still Need Publishers
I wrote a post over at Insatiable Booksluts recently that drew some attention from unexpected places. The post was a ...
Reading Pathways: Nick Hornby
If I was to list my desert-island, all-time, top 5 favorite authors, Nick Hornby would be top of the list ...
Scott Pilgrim Fans: On Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds 07-08-14
Could Bryan Lee O’Malley’s follow-up to the six-volume Scott Pilgrim series be any more anticipated (she asked in her best Chandler Bing ...
Young Adult Literature
The Reasons We Cry When We Read
I just finished Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo’s last installment in her YA “tsarpunk” Grisha Trilogy, and that last chapter ...
Fresh Ink: July 8, 2014
HARDCOVER RELEASES Don’t Try To Find Me by Holly Brown (William Morrow) Don’t try to find me. Though the message on ...
Critical Linking: July 8th, 2014
Young adult novels reigned over the top halves of the print and Kindle bestseller lists for the first six months ...
July 7, 2014
First Full Trailer for GONE GIRL
Here’s the first full trailer for GONE GIRL. Man, this looks good. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym7xbI8lIXo[/youtube]
First Monday Mail Bag Giveaway: July, 2014
Free book time! We get a metric ton (hyperbole, sort of) of books in the mail here at Riot HQ, ...
Are Science Fiction And Fantasy Actually Kissing Cousins?
Do science fiction and fantasy genres really deserve to be the kissing cousins of the literary world?