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August 21, 2012
Critical Linking: August 21, 2012
“There wasn’t really a place for established or up-and-coming authors to publish short-form YA fiction – a place between ...
August 20, 2012
Our Favorite Comments: August 12-17, 2012
We love our readers, and we love what they have to say just as much. Here are some of our ...
Vote Now: Guarantee an Author’s Inclusion in START HERE
Our START HERE book project grew out of the recognition that every reader has one author–and in some cases, many authors–they ...
Riot Recommendation: Freaking Good Thrillers
This edition of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Freak by Jennifer Hillier from Gallery Books. Suspense magazine chose Jennifer Hillier’s “truly frightening” ...
What’s On Your Nightstand?: Sticky Fingers
I maintain that there are two types of readers: Those who eat while in the act, and those who would ...
Cover Face-Off: Margaret Atwood’s IN OTHER WORLDS
Part-memoir, part-lit crit, all awesome, Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination is a contemplation of the evolution ...
You Can’t Teach Someone to Write (Except You Can)
There are so many aphorisms about writing I will co-sign. “Writing is rewriting.” “You have to collect a lot of ...
Books Are Not Sacred Objects
The bookish internet exploded last week when, in what one report called “the worst craft idea ever,” Lauren Conrad (star ...
Critical Linking: August 20, 2012
“In its evocations of supper-table ennui, angst imperfectly corralled by the picket fence, wisteria without and hysteria within, that ...
August 19, 2012
Café Table in the Sky: American Writers in Paris
Tipping my drink to our Riot Read for The Great Gatsby, it’s time for a Fitzgerald-friendly Dinner Table in the ...
How Does a Book Critic Know Where to Start?–START HERE Spreecast with Ron Charles
Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles is a great sport, and not just because he’s been known to rock a ...
August 18, 2012
START HERE Giveaway: Your Choice of Any Out of Print Clothing T-Shirt + Tote Bag + Journal
Our Kickstarter campaign to publish START HERE, a book designed to help you get into authors you’ve been wanting to read but haven’t ...
How Should an Author Respond When a Student Complains About His Book?
There has been a lot of debate as of late regarding the “bad behavior” of authors. The behavior in question ...
The Best of BookRiot.tv: The Most Watched Book Trailers, August 12-17, 2012
Here are the most popular book trailers from the last week on BookRiot.tv. Click the cover to watch!
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: August 12-17, 2012
Our most popular posts from the week that was… Let’s be clear: there is no official definition of a teen ...