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January 31, 2013
Name Those Authors: January 31st, 2013
I’m switching things up a little this week. Instead of giving you clues toward guessing a specific author, I’m going ...
More Books from the Cast of “Parks and Recreation”
It’s been a good couple weeks for fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”–we are legion here at the Riot–as news ...
10 More Bookish Quotes of Note
These are a few quotes about reading and books I’ve recently come across and loved: “If you only read the ...
Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in January
We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and ...
Our Reading Lives
On Personal Connections to Fiction
A few months ago, we discussed the notion that nothing is more real than fiction. Reading fiction helps you interface ...
Critical Linking: January 31st, 2013
“Our books will in all likelihood outlast us, so it’s many collectors’philosophy that they are paying not for the book ...
January 30, 2013
Young Adult Literature
THE NEW HUNGER, or, A Zombie’s Existential Crisis
A few years ago, I got an advanced copy of a book by an author I hadn’t heard of before, ...
Giveaway: High School Horror Stories
Everybody has high school horror stories. Some are hilarious. Some are sad. Some are embarrassing (okay, most are embarrassing), and ...
The Way Book Events Should Be
A book led to a song, and the song led to a photograph. The photograph led to a short story, ...
Book Fetish: Volume LXIII
Ampersand Coasters: Fun bookish coasters printed from a letterpress. “The End” Bookend: A bookend with pun! Clever. Tony Carter Poetry ...
What Next?: Three Books to Read After THE GREAT GATSBY
So you’ve read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the fifth best book of all time according to the ...
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: January 30th, 2013
The Tenth of December by George Saunders I’m new to George Saunders’ fiction (LOVE his book of essays, The Braindead Megaphone), ...
15 Movies Starring Bookstores
Last week, I rounded up my favorite library scenes in movies. But while doing that, I got caught thinking about ...
Critical Linking for January 30th, 2013
But as print journalism has become a decreasingly reliable real-world profession, a new brand of chick lit has emerged. It ...
January 29, 2013
Young Adult Literature
They’re (Paper) Ba-ack: January 29, 2013
Tuesday is New Book Day. We celebrate each week by highlighting titles we’re excited to see arrive in paperback. [nggallery ...