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March 6, 2012
Reading Pathways: Zadie Smith
For whatever reason, Zadie Smith is a lightning rod for sanctimony. She gets picked on so much more than most ...
Book Fetish: Volume XX
Emily Dickenson clutch: Designer Olympia Le-Tan creates embroidered handbags and clutches that resemble a variety of books. They are on ...
Critical Linking: March 6, 2011
“Titled The Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography and created by pictorial cartographer Paul M. Paine ...
March 5, 2012
New Cover Alert!: Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith
Last week, we got good looks at the covers of some forthcoming releases we here at Book Riot (Ok, me ...
Our Favorite Comments: February 27 – March 4, 2012
We love our readers. And we love what they have to say. Here are our favorite comments from last week… ...
Why Bother with the Backlist?
One of the books that I (and several other Book Rioters) have been buzzing over for the last several months ...
Close-Reading: The First Line of David Copperfield
This month, the Twitter-based book club #1book140 that The Atlantic hosts is reading David Copperfield. I’ve enjoyed reading along with ...
2012 Tournament of Books: The Odds
Just a coupla days until the 2012 Tournament of Books gets underway. I’ve narrowly completed my reading of the field ...
Reading Pathways: Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood. Maggie. Companion of the Order of Canada. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Bad-ass bitch of ...
Critical Linking: March 5, 2012
The question I’d ask every administrator and school board is, “Does the curriculum you teach now make our society ...
March 4, 2012
American English: A Language of Pure Imagination?
So I happened to catch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on cable the other night—the 2005 Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version, ...
Sunday Diversion: The Deaths of Minor American Poets
My favorite poetry anthology is The Oxford Book of American Poetry. It has a diverse and representative selection of poets ...
Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, February 27 – March 3, 2012
“While “Hunger Games” is being compared to “Twilight” by many people, because both are based on books series that are tremendously ...
March 3, 2012
Featured Book Trailers: Best of BookRiot.tv
As you might have heard, we launched another bookish project this week: BookRiot.TV. The idea is simple: we collect new, ...
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: February 26 – March 2, 2012
“One of my favorite parts was the discussion of “irregardless,” which has always annoyed me, and apparently it should, since ...