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September 10, 2012
Cover Face-Off: AMERICAN DERVISH by Ayad Akhtar
American Dervish spawned lots of discussion about the Muslim-American experience and development of religious identities when it came out in ...
Their 15 Minutiae: Dan Wilbur
In Their 15 Minutiae, writers take a break from talking about books and writing to discuss other things on their ...
Riot Recommendation: Thrillers with Strong Female Leads
This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, ...
A Fan of the Book, Not the Author
This is a guest post by Johann Thorsson. Johann is a writer of fiction with a supernatural slant, mainly short stories ...
Alternate Taglines for THE HOBBIT
It is a truth universally acknowledged that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but any Tolkien reader ...
Your Dream Literary ‘Cover Bands’
The other day I was listening to a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Run Through the Jungle” performed ...
September 9, 2012
Can “Nuqjatlh” and “JIyajbe” Be Far Behind?
As word/tech geeks and (other) followers of Book Riot’s Facebook page know, Amazon on Thursday announced its new Kindle Serials, ...
Baby Animals Read THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW: Jennifer Egan on TELEGRAPH AVENUE
From Jennifer Egan’s New York Times review of Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
September 8, 2012
Amazon’s New Line of Kindle Fires All Have Ads
Amazon unveiled its new line-up of Kindle Fires this week, with several new models ranging from a low-end 7-inch tablet ...
Actress Amber Heard on How ANIMAL FARM Changed Her Life
This week, the good folks at Blank on Blank unearthed a lost interview that Jason Feifer conducted with actress Amber ...
The Best of BookRiot.tv: The Most Watched Book Trailers, September 2-7, 2012
Here are the most popular book trailers from the last week on BookRiot.tv. Click the cover to watch!
September 7, 2012
Riot Recommendation: A Round-Up of Stories About Small Towns with Big Secrets
This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson. When the editors at Reykjavik-based The Afternoon News ...
Amazon Releases All-New Covers for Ian Fleming’s James Bond Novels
In a much-needed move, Amazon has updated the covers of its Kindle editions of Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Amazon ...
Our Reading Lives
The Well-Read Waiter
On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stumbled onto a literary lagniappe: Matt, the incredibly well-read waiter at Café ...