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March 26, 2012
Open Thread: March 26, 2012
How are you doing on this Monday? Between last night’s Mad Men premiere and the Jayhawks’ win (Book Riot is ...
Why Can’t Books Be More Like Television?
I recently ditched my cable television subscription, and I have hardly missed it. Time was, without cable, last night’s Mad ...
A Conversation with Book Sculptor Brian Dettmer
Artist Brian Dettmer approaches books with knives, tweezers, and blade-sharp ideas about the meanings of media and information. For over ...
A Very UnSerious Reader, Indeed
I feel like this phrase “serious reader” has been thrown around a lot lately. Of course, we all know Jonathan ...
Young Adult Literature
I Like Twilight. Deal With It.
People often assume that because I’m an avid reader, whose favorite authors include the likes of David McCullough, Elizabeth Gaskell, ...
March 25, 2012
Reading Flannery in Savannah
[Editor’s Note: Today is Flannery O’Connor’s birthday; she was born 87 years ago today in Savannah, Georgia] Shortly after I ...
How to Tell Your “Honeyfuggle” from Your “Hooky Bob”
Back in the late 20th Century, during my college freshman orientation, we had a visit from a linguist specializing in ...
Sunday Diversion: Michiko Kakutani Fill-in-the-Blank
The most famous and mysterious of The New York Times book critics, Michiko Kakutani is as influential as she is ...
March 24, 2012
2012 Tournament of Books Commentary: Episode 4
MM: Ah! I’m starting to get that day-after-Christmas feeling already. It’s always at around this time in the ToB (the ...
The Week’s Most Popular Book Trailers
Below are the three most popular book trailers from last week over at BookRiot.tv. Click the cover to watch the trailer. ...
March 23, 2012
The Sweet Spot: Middle Grade Fiction
There’s no denying that one of the biggest and most prestigious literary awards for children’s books out there is the ...
Your Currently-Reading Pile: “Just One Shot” or Book Mixology?
When it comes to reading, are you more Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter or Al Pacino in Scarface? ...
You are not fat, Bridget Jones. (an Open Letter)
Dear Bridget Jones, I hope it’s okay that I’m writing you an open letter. As two of your diaries are ...
Open Thread: March 23, 2012–Hunger Games Edition
So, The Hunger Games opened last night. Did you wait in line for a midnight premiere? (And was it amazing?) ...
Flowchart Friday: Are you reading the “right” books?
There’s been a little tension of late around “right” books and “wrong” books. I’ll explore my own philosophy in a ...