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October 11, 2012
The Scarlett O’Hara School of Self-Deception
On an episode of popular science public radio show Radio Lab entitled “Deception,” the last segment of the show ...
Authors Chime In: How to Ask Good Questions for Q & A
Now that I’ve nudged you to step up and reclaim the Q&A portion of author events, let’s hear from the ...
5 DIY Literary Halloween Costumes
[Editor’s note: Get some inspiration, then pop over to our Nook GlowLight giveaway to tell us what literary characters would wear for ...
Our Reading Lives
The Joy of Rediscovery: An Ode to the Library
For my 40th birthday back in June, I got myself a library card thanks to some gentle shaming from Book ...
Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
If you had Chinese write Mo Yan in your Nobel Prize in Lit pool, you’re a winner, winner, chicken dinner! ...
Good On You, Lena Dunham
Earlier this week, my fellow Rioter Cassandra reported on Lena Dunham’s $3.5 million book deal, asked, “is it worth it?” ...
October 10, 2012
Announcing Kurt Vonnegut Day
Earlier this year, we celebrated the release of Home with a whole day of posts about Toni Morrison. Well, another ...
Young Adult Literature
What’s Your Take on the National Book Award Shortlists?
The finalists for the 2012 National Book Awards were announced this morning. The National Book Award celebrates American works (obviously) ...
Beyond the Books: October 2012
In Beyond the Books, Book Riot contributors recommend stuff that isn’t about books. From apps to zines, our recommendations are as ...
What Would Literary Characters Wear for Halloween? [Nook GlowLight Giveaway]
You’re sitting on your doorstep on Halloween night, hoping the trick-or-treaters show up before you eat all the Organic Fruit ...
Sites We Like
Sites We Like: Comediva
I’m a geek. I’m more certain of that fact every day. And my geekiness is not restricted just to the ...
Buy, Borrow, Bypass: October 10, 2012
River Thieves by Michael Crummey: Not a recent release but one I am rereading this week because I’m teaching it ...
Book Fetish: Volume XLIX
Reader’s Nest: Store all the books you are currently reading in this handy little “nest” bookshelf from Scandinavian Design Center. ...
Notes from a CLOUD ATLAS Preview with the Wachowskis and Tykwer
Luck tapped me and dimmed the house lights this weekend, when I found myself in a preview of the film ...
Who Rates 50 SHADES Higher: Obama or Romney Supporters?
We’d love to know, but Goodreads didn’t ask. The social reading site recently polled their members to see whether they ...