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March 2, 2012
Flowchart Friday: Dr. Seuss Edition
Whose birthday is it? Or whose not-birthday isn’t? Why Dr. Seuss would be one-hundred-eight right this minute! At BookRiot we’re ...
Riot Reading Days
Morrison Marginalia: THE BLUEST EYE
So, I’m re-reading my way through all of Toni Morrison’s novels in the run-up to our first Riot Reading Day ...
Critical Linking: March 2, 2012
“While “Hunger Games” is being compared to “Twilight” by many people, because both are based on books series that are tremendously ...
March 1, 2012
Dinner Table in the Sky: Food Writers
Get the fantasy place cards ready! We’re back around the Dinner Table in the Sky, imagining which writers, living or ...
Name That Author!: March 1, 2012
We start by giving you one clue, then one additional clue per hour through the afternoon. The first person to ...
Does Anyone Still Read Leon Uris or James Michener?
“Nothing cracks a turtle like Leon Uris,” says Cletus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel, in a memorable Simpsons episode.** When that episode ...
The Well-Readheads: On Tearjerkers
WARNING: SPOILERS & NON SEQUITURS FULL STEAM AHEAD! LH: So, we’re going to talk about books that have made us ...
Bookish Celebrities: The Women
During a recent conversation, the topic of celebrities that we (being a group of readers) would like to see at ...
Five Books to Read During a Blizzard
After four months of the most tame winter I can remember, we finally got a walloping winter storm across Minnesota on Tuesday ...
Critical Linking: March 1, 2012
“The New Republic: 11 Female Book Reviewers, 71 Male Book Reviewers.” Uncool, traditional media. Way uncool. ____________________________ “Why eBooks now? [Jackie] ...
February 29, 2012
Stop!….Grammar Time: Isn’t It Ironic? (It Isn’t)
Stop!…Grammar Time is an occasional feature that looks at grammar and style questions. Sometime with 90s Top-40 references. Sometimes not. The ...
Name That Author! for February 23rd…The Answer
Last week, I changed the game a little and gave you visual clues instead. Before the answer is revealed, here ...
Our Reading Lives
Our Reading Lives: Death, Here is Thy Sting
This is a guest post by David Abrams. David is a novelist, short story writer, reviewer, and book evangelist. His novel ...
Lost Masterworks We Want Back
Not all literary masterworks survive. War, accident, wills: any number of things can get in the way. Here are some ...
Young Adult Literature
Our Reading Lives: A Wrinkle In Time
When I was eleven I was a proto sci-fi/fantasy book nerd. I didn’t know from genre, but I knew I ...