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October 30, 2011
When Words Were Scary…
There was a time when the most popular way to scare your closest friends and family was through relatively simple ...
Literary Fact of the Day Round-Up: October 15-28, 2011
Those of you who follow Book Riot on Twitter know that we run a daily nugget of literary trivia there ...
October 29, 2011
Who Am I?: And the author is…..
As many of you correctly guessed, Thursday’s mystery author was Sylvia Plath. We’re drawing a winner and will be sending ...
Featured Book Trailer: THE GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW by Cory Doctorow
Our Most Popular Posts: October 21-28, 2011
Here are our most popular posts from the week that was… “But I’m here to tell you DFW is ...
CRITICAL LINKING: October 29, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. “In 1980, publishing’s awards went Hollywood — with results ...
October 28, 2011
Young Adult Literature
Pike v. Stine: Retro YA Thriller Throwdown
Happy Hallowe’en, y’all! If you’re about my age and went to a public middle or high school in North America, ...
The books that occupy the Occupy movement
Forget outdoor supply stores, books have been central to equipping the Occupy movement. For many of those camped out in ...
Holden Caulfield or Twitter?
This one’s pretty simple: for each, guess if it is a line from The Catcher in the Rye or a ...
Book Video Round-Up
Man, it’s been a particularly busy week in bookish videos. Here’s what we’ve been passing around here at Book ...
CRITICAL LINKING: October 28, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. “The publisher, which puts out many top-tier magazines including ...
October 27, 2011
Lessons from the 2011 Texas Book Festival
This is a guest post from Cassandra Neace, who blogs about books at Indie Reader Houston. You can also find ...
GENRE KRYPTONITE: Stunt Memoirs
GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. Check out previous entries here. ...
Reading Pathways: David Foster Wallace
To the casual reader, David Foster Wallace may seem intimidating. The words “postmodern” or “experimental” or “preposterously intelligent” are never ...
Who Am I?: Guess the Author, Enter to Win a Book
This is pretty simple (but not easy, we hope). Take a look at the below facts and try to guess ...