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October 18, 2011
NFOs: the tragedy that reads among us
There is an affliction that many suffer from. It hides in plain sight. Someone on your bus every morning has ...
Review GPA: ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
In Review GPA, we translate reviews of notable new books into letter grades and determine a grade point average. Check out ...
PUB DAY: Zone One, by Colson Whitehead
Though Colson Whitehead is an accomplished novelist and an insightful essayist (19,000 words on the World Series of Poker!), I’d ...
CRITICAL LINKING: October 18, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “The point is that my life always gets better ...
October 17, 2011
Spooky Reads: Zombie Fatigue
I used to like zombies, I really did. When I saw 28 Days Later (almost ten years ago now) I ...
Drop It Like It’s Haute: The Jersey Shore Booktionary, Volume III
Welcome to Drop It Like It’s Haute, a weekly celebration of that unholiest of marriages between pop culture and literature. __________ ...
Songs Based on Books & Authors: A Playlist
Sometimes, you just have to get your geek on. These hardest of core freak-outs generally occur when two of your ...
(Non)Spooky Reads: Books For the Wimp in Us All
Around this time of the year, it seems everyone gets all excited about getting scared out of their pants. Halloween ...
CRITICAL LINKING: October 17, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “If I buy a book in a store secure ...
October 16, 2011
The History of Words—in 100 Words
We all love to make lists—from what we need “to do” to what we think of the world around us, ...
The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 10-16, 2011
Here are our most popular posts from the week that was…. __________________________ From Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Wooing Women: “If ...
October 15, 2011
Literary Fact of the Day
Those of you who follow Book Riot on Twitter know that we run a daily nugget of literary trivia there ...
CRITICAL LINKING: October 15, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. __________________________ “Every day I go to my study and sit ...
How the Booker got snookered
The literary world does bitchy really well. For proof, look no further than this year’s Man Booker Prize, featuring an ...
October 14, 2011
Beat the Algorithm, MATTERHORN Edition: And the winner is…
Last week, I took on Amazon’s algorithm to recommend a book for Ken, whose last great read was Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. ...